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ECS student wins prestigious Leadership Award

Published: 14 April 2010

ECS Electronics student Adam Malpass has won a prestigious Advanced Leadership Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Award is part of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Best (Better engineering, science, technology) Programme, which aims to ‘recruit, train and retain the brightest and most motivated young people into and within the engineering profession’. The Programme also aims to build partnerships between industry and education, and to provide education and training opportunities that students can access throughout their university careers.

Adam received the Award after a testing interview weekend in which he and other finalists in the application process were put through a series of challenges. He is now able to access £5000 of funding over the next three years of his MEng degree programme towards professional development. Writing in his ECS blog, Adam says that he will definitely be visiting Japan: ‘Hopefully next summer I will get the chance to take an intensive language course in Japan, followed by a period working for some of the best research and development companies in the world! I’ve always wanted to go there, and so the fact that is it now tantalisingly close to becoming a reality is just fantastic!”

Adam, who comes from Buckinghamshire, has achieved outstanding results in his academic work in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, but also plays in the Southampton University Jazz Orchestra (SUJO), and is a member of the Student Robotics group, which organizes an annual challenge for A level students in local schools and colleges. He has also contributed to the ECS students blogs since he joined the School in October 2008.

With this Award already in place, Adam will be travelling to London this Friday (16 April) to attend the Target Student of the Year Awards, where he is through to the final stages of the competition for Undergraduate of the Year.

Professor Harvey Rutt, Head of School, said: ‘Many congratulations to Adam. This is a highly prestigious award and reflects great credit not only on Adam but also but on the School of Electronics and Computer Science. We are delighted to share in his success.’

Read Adam’s blogs

For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453

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