New IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Winners
9 of our new undergraduate students from UCL EEE have been awarded prestigious IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships. They are Ben Thomas, Hussain Mahmood, Modjib Ahmad, Mohammed Abid Ali, Oliver Pattinson, Preshecan Muhunthan, Rajeen Ranatunga, Sam Leighton and Tom Sherborne. The students are the first cohort to win these prestigious new scholarships and had to meet the criteria of achieving 3 ‘A’s at A Level, 3 'A' grade Advanced Highers, 5 'A' grade Highers or an International Baccalaureate Diploma at 36 points or above and join an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course in Autumn 2013. Each student will receive an IET scholarship of £1000 per year, up to a maximum of £3000 for Bachelors students and £4000 for MEng students.
Student, Tom Sherborne said “The Diamond Jubilee Scholarship award has been fundamental in enabling me to study at UCL without concern for my finances. This scholarship gives me the financial backing to be able to focus all my time on my studies and also gives me a closer link with the IET, the professional body that will be with me for my whole career.” Another Diamond Jubilee Scholar from the department, Abid Ali said: "The IET Diamond Jubilee scholarship has allowed me to explore my interests outside of my immediate Electronic & Electrical Engineering course; I have bought books and journals related to the human conscience, quantum computing and mechanisms used within planes. I have also subscribed to The Economist to further my interest in current economic affairs and have invested in a faster motherboard for my PC so I can better run and debug programming software. Overall this is successfully aiding me to become a more diverse Electronic Engineer."
Nationally, these have been awarded to 540 of the UK’s brightest and best engineering students from 382 schools who started an engineering degree this autumn at 27 UK universities. The IET received 1,144 applications of which 540 were successful in meeting the criteria.
Our students will be invited to a celebration ceremony on 11 December where they will collect their certificates, celebrate and network with other winning scholars and important industry figures.
To find out more about this year's winners or if you know someone who may be eligible for 2014 please follow the links below: