Aarsleff Ground Engineering were delighted to attend and sponsor a award at the Nottingham Trent University’s Civil Engineering Prize evening yesterday, on the 3rd December 2018.
Representatives from an impressive range of companies and professional accrediting bodies visited NTU to award prizes for academic achievement, course and project work to students across BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and MSc Structural Engineering.
The awards ranged from recognition of outstanding performances across all years of the courses involved, to a Women in Civil Engineering award, and prizes for challenging projects in areas such as ground engineering, environmental awareness and surveying.
Heather Jones, Aarsleff’s Business & HR Manager said:
“The NTU Civil Engineering awards are a great endorsement of the academic achievements in Nottinghamshire. My thanks go to the extraordinary support of industry leaders, professional bodies and progressive universities like Nottingham Trent University, who continue to deliver exceptional candidates and future engineers”.
Kicking of the evening’s proceedings, Rory Stanbridge delivered an insightful presentation into what a career in Geomatics and Geospatial Engineering can entail. Rory entered the survey profession in 1963, and is still very much active today, being a Secretary General of TSA (The Survey Association), committee member of Chartered ICES and a board member of SURCO publishing. Rory is passionate about surveying and explained via a retrospective look of his career, why he became a surveyor, what he has been involved in worldwide, and where he thinks the profession is heading.
After food, drink and mince pies, the NTU Civil Engineering Prize giving commenced.
Aarsleff Ground Engineering sponsored the Prize for Outstanding BSc Final Year Project, and Managing Director Kevin Hague presented the award to Jack Mathieson. Congratulation Jack.
Our very own placement student Zohaib Khan was also awarded with the ‘Outstanding Performance in Engineering Surveying Award’ and picked up a cash prize of £250. Joined by his family and fellow colleagues, Zohaib was delighted to win, saying:
I am extremely honoured to have received “Plowman Craven’s Outstanding Performance in Engineering Surveying Award”. I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for achieving a 1st Class in second year. It was certainly a combination of hard-work, passion and determination….
Winning this award would have not been possible without the support of my family’s morale and inspiration; they are truly my backbone and without the inspiration I have received from my lectures, for whom I have deepest respect, for motivating me to challenge obstacles and for providing an invigorating classroom teaching…
To receive this award in front of my family and my colleagues at Aarsleff Ground Engineering, it not only boosts my confidence to do well at everything I do but exhilarates me to leave no stone unturned to achieve a 1st Class for my degree.