Leeds student is joint winner of the UKESF Scholar of the Year award
BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering student Jamie Tupholme has been named joint UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) Scholar of the Year at this year’s TechWorks Deep Tech Hub’s awards.
This year was the first year the ceremony saw joint winners of the award. Jamie Tupholme, University of Leeds, and Eliza Law, University of Southampton, each received a certificate and a cheque for £500. The IC-sponsored award celebrates scholars who have made a significant contribution during their work placement and who have actively promoted electronics to young people.
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering student Jamie, who is sponsored by Thales, explained his career ambitions and goals, and how the scholarship has supported these:
"Throughout my scholarship I have been able to work with some amazing STEM organisations and charities and this award shows how much of an impact we can have.
“It is an absolute honour to be awarded the UKESF Scholar of the Year and it is a culmination of two years hard work and I would like to thank all those who have played a part including the staff at the UKESF, the University of Leeds and my sponsor, Thales.
It is an absolute honour to be awarded the UKESF Scholar of the Year and it is a culmination of two years hard work...
“The award is a huge boost to my career and will hopefully lead to some fantastic opportunities. Throughout my scholarship I have been able to work with some amazing STEM organisations and charities and this award shows how much of an impact we can have. The electronics industry is desperate for engineers and I am proud to have played my part.”
The talented University of Leeds student was recognised in the wide-ranging awards ceremony and gala dinner at the O2 in London.
About the TechWorks Awards
The TechWorks Awards 2017 brought together over 400 executives and professionals from across the industry for a dinner and networking with guest speaker and BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.
The UKESF Scholar of the Year Award recognises students who have made a significant contribution to their sponsoring employer through their work placement, who actively promoted electronics and STEM subjects to young people and also achieved excellent academic results. This is the first time that a student from Leeds has won this prestigious award.
The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) is a national collaboration between industry, the very top UK universities and the other stakeholders to help promote electronic engineering to young students. There are now 19 leading universities involved, 40 sponsoring companies and over 400 students in the scholarship scheme.
For further information about the UK Electronic Skills Foundation scholarship scheme, visit the UKESF website.
For more details about the TechWorks Awards, visit the TechWorks website.
Announcing the ukesf scholars of the year at the techworks awards and gala dinner 2017