First undergraduate Prizegiving Ceremony held by the School of Civil Engineering
The School of Civil Engineering held its first undergraduate Prizegiving Ceremony, which was arranged to acknowledge and congratulate the hard work and success of its students.
In November, the School of Civil Engineering held its first undergraduate Prizegiving Ceremony, which was a proud moment for the entire School. Dr Garcia-Taengua, the Director of Student Education and Dr Suhaila Mattar, the second-year tutor, arranged the event to acknowledge and congratulate the hard work and success of the undergraduate students.
The event was sponsored by several affiliate organisations. Two of the sponsors, Lorraine Mackinder from the British Constructional Steelwork Association and Neil Hudson of J. Murphy & Sons, attended the ceremony.
Unlike graduation, which recognises the achievements of graduate students, this event was reserved for students still in attendance. The prizes were awarded across different levels of study and for various categories, such as outstanding ability in a specific subject, best overall performance and most significant improvement between two years of study. Some notable prizes included the Head of School Merit Prize for the best-performing students at each level, the J. Murphy & Sons Second- and Third-Year Prize, awarded to the continuing students with the most significant improvement between two years of study, and the Lunoe Trust award consisting of 12 prizes, given to the top students across each MEng, BEng programme.
The prize winners were selected based on their academic achievements, contribution to university activities and coursework ability. Overall, the prizes recognise the hard work and dedication of students in the field of civil engineering.
One of the recipients of these distinguished awards was Taaha Al-Shamma, a third-year Civil and Structural Engineering BSc student who expressed his gratitude for the recognition.
Taaha said, “I am honoured to have been a recipient of two distinguished awards at the recent Prizegiving Ceremony in the School of Civil Engineering, alongside fellow high-calibre students, in recognition of our dedication and consistent efforts. This experience has not only motivated me to continue striving for excellence but has also reinforced my commitment to continual growth under the supervision of our academic staff, who have made a tremendous contribution in supporting us throughout. Their insightful feedback on my projects and pieces of coursework meant I was able to critically re-evaluate my work and always find pockets of improvement.”
He also added, “I extend my heartfelt thanks to the Head of School, Carlo Prato, along with Dr Suhaila Mattar and Dr Emilio Garcia for facilitating this memorable event. I hope this tradition continues and to see more of our students receive their moment.”
Recipients of the Prizegiving Ceremony awards
- Lunoe Trust: six bursaries of £500 for the top students at the end of the first year – won by Edmund Wu, Mariyam Ali, Katy Pickup, Soluna Stojanovska, Faizan Ahmad and Leilani King.
- Yorkshire Branch of The Institution of Structural Engineers Prize: £100 given for outstanding performance in Structural Engineering subjects – won by Soluna Stojanovska.
- Head of School Merit Prize: £1,000 awarded for the best-performing student at Level 1 – won by Soluna Stojanovska.
- British Constructional Steelwork Association Prize: £50 awarded for outstanding ability in design of steel structures, assessed by examination and coursework – won by Lana Mahmoud.
- Heseldin Prize: two prizes of £500 awarded for outstanding ability on a BEng programme – won by Ellis Heginbotham and Taaha Al-Shamma.
- Hydraulic Analysis: £100 awarded to a student with outstanding ability in Fluid Mechanics – won by Thomas Wilks.
- Institution of Civil Engineers (Yorkshire and Humber Region): £50 awarded for outstanding performance in engineering subjects – won by Bises Bhari.
- Lunoe Trust: four bursaries of £500 for outstanding performances in CIVE 2660 RC project plus exams in RC and Steel – won by Lana Mahmoud, Taaha Al-Shamma, Bises Bhari and Emily Simpson-Smith.
- Head of School Merit Prize: £1,000 for the best-performing student at Level 2 – won by Bises Bhari.
- J. Murphy & Sons Second Year Prize, awarded to the continuing student with the most significant improvement between two years of study: £1000 – won by Joshua Collier.
Third and fourth years
- Arup Transport Prize: £300 awarded for the best combined marks in transport-related subjects in levels 2 and 3 – won by Sarkis Hovagimian.
- Lunoe Trust: twelve prizes, £500 each awarded to the top students across each MEng, BEng programme, where there are candidates of sufficient distinction (including variants: International and Europe programmes) and the five next best-performing students across all programmes:
- MEng Architecture – won by Jessica Vernon.
- MEng, BEng Architectural Engineering – won by Matthew Stedman.
- MEng, BEng Civil Engineering with Project Management – won by John Booher.
- MEng, BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering – won by Jasmine Rogers.
- MEng, BEng Civil & Structural Engineering – won by Bethan Nitsch.
- MEng, BEng Civil Engineering with Transport – won by Sarkis Hovagimian.
- MEng, BEng Civil Engineering – won by Seth Shaw.
- Additional Recipients: Adam Dawson, Ben Sun Wai, Charles Iliff, Jade Wilmot and Joshua Buckingham.
- Head of School Merit Prize: £1,000 awarded for the best-performing student at Level 3 (must be continuing studies at Leeds) – won by Jasmine Rogers.
- J. Murphy & Sons Third Year Prize: £1000 awarded to the continuing student with the most significant improvement between two years of study – won by Seth Shaw.
Congratulations to all of our student nominees and prize winners for their hard work and success.
We’re committed to celebrating the achievements of its students and look forward to more of these events in the future.
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