Student recognised as an engineering rising star

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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An Oxford Brookes University student has been recognised as an engineering rising star and given a prestigious award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

First year student Bronte Zamick won the IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship and will benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks while studying for an MEng in Mechanical Engineering at Oxford Brookes.

Steve Barker, Lecturer in Electronic Engineering said: “At Oxford Brookes, we are fortunate to be uniquely positioned in Oxfordshire, at the centre of the hub for clean automotive and related industries which enhances the work we do. This provides excellent, further opportunities for students such as industry placements which is invaluable for our students’ development.

“It is fantastic to hear that Bronte has received this award, I’m sure that she’ll take full advantage of this excellent opportunity.”

The IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship scheme is in its fifth year and provides winners with at least £1,000 per academic year in a bid to invest in the UK’s up and coming engineering talent over the next five years.

Jeremy Watson, IE President commented: “In a world where technology is moving faster than ever before, I believe we need to think more broadly and remove unnecessary barriers that might be discouraging more young people from becoming engineers. In other words, we need to be more inclusive about inspiring and recruiting the next generation of engineers.

“With this in mind, we are really pleased to give financial help to the 100 young people as a result of our prestigious Diamond Jubilee scholarship. We hope that they will go on to become the leaders of tomorrow an in an industry which offers a diverse range of exciting opportunities and challenges.”

More information about studying Mechanical Engineering can be found on the Department of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering webpages.