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Achievement Awards ceremony 2015
|The winners of the IET Achievement Awards will be announced at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on 18 November 2015. We will be announcing the winners of our prestigious awards including the Faraday Medal and the Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards and the winner of the Present around the World (PATW) Competition 2015. The event will be hosted by science presenter Maggie Philbin.|
About the host
Most people will know Maggie Philbin from her work on the much loved Tomorrow’s World and she has stayed on the pulse of science and technology ever since. Most recently a reporter on BBC 1's Bang Goes The Theory, over the past five years she has also reported for BBC Breakfast, Inside Out and BBC Webwise, as well as heading up the BBC's Digital Switchover and writing for The Guardian.
In 2008 she created an interactive science and engineering event TeenTech, which now runs across the UK, with a supporting Award scheme. The initiative has won several national and international awards.
At the WISE Awards in 2012 she won the Communication and Outreach category of Women of Outstanding Achievement. In the same year she received an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree from De Montfort University for "bringing a greater understanding of science and technology to the public".
In 2013 she was recognised by the Institute of Engineering Design for her work with TeenTech in promoting engineering design and the Institute invited her to become President, an office she took up in July 2014.
In 2013 she was included on the Tech City Insider list of 100 people who are making digital London tick.
In 2014 She was asked by Ed Miliband to lead an independent taskforce to produce a report on digital skills to be shared with all political parties to inform their policies for the next election. This report ‘Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World ‘was published in July 2014 and has met with considerable support across the sector.
In 2014 Maggie was voted the 5th most influential woman in IT by Computer Weekly magazine.
In 2015 Maggie was appointed to the council of The University of Warwick.
Free to attend
The ceremony is free to attend, however registration is necessary to guarantee your place.
Upon registration a confirmation email will be sent to you. Further instructions will be emailed to you a couple of days before the event.
The programme is as follows (subject to change):
12:00 Arrival and refreshments
13:00 Achievement Awards ceremony
15:45 Networking reception
How to register
View the opening sting used at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony 2014
The 2015 IET Achievement Awards ceremony would not be possible without the support and generous sponsorship of the awards programme by GCHQ.