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2013 Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Ceremony  

   

Image of Diamond celebration ceremony Over 250 Diamond Jubilee scholars gathered at the London Film museum on Wednesday 11 December 2013.  Many brought along family and friends to share their success as they collected their certificate and a personal letter from the IET President, Barry Brooks.

This was the first time that so many scholars who had achieved either 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 been accepted on an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course starting in Autumn 2013 had met.

President Barry Brooks opened the speeches by congratulating the winners and speaking about the skills shortage. He went on to say ‘ There is an urgent need to encourage more young people into engineering and I hope that these scholarships will help to prompt an increase in those wanting to study towards an engineering career.  We need more Young Professional volunteers involved with the IET. Volunteering is a fantastic way to build skills and confidence. It also offers a wealth of new networking and professional development opportunities to help you further your career.’

 Alex Taylor, Head of Communities, gave a brief oversight of the opportunities available to the scholars in communities. Chris Bellamy, the IET’s Present around the World winner, gave an inspiring talk about how he didn’t know what an engineer was until he wrote to the IET who put him in touch with an engineer! Chris Spargo who is a member of our scholarships committee advised the scholars how to get the most out of their IET membership. Victoria Critchlow, Academic Account Manager, spoke about the ’IET on campus’. Nigel Fine closed the ceremony and congratulated the winners.

The Diamond Jubilee scholars took as much information with them from the IET’s exhibition stands and were really enthusiastic when taking to the staff of the IET and clearly wanted to know how to get involved and engaged more with what the IET has to offer.

 We look forward to the scholars’ progression and careers over the coming years.

 

View the photos from the ceremony