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Aiming Higher at Newbury College

Last week engineering students studying at Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) levels, presented their end of year projects to a panel of expert judges and dignitaries including the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Elizabeth O’Keeffe, Cllr Graham Pask and Cllr Mike Cole.

Callum Brown picking up his certificate

Almost 90 students, many of whom are in paid employment as higher-level apprentices, competed with their peers for the Best Project in their relevant categories. Students were able to gain vital feedback on their project design and development and practice their presentation skills throughout the exhibition. Many of the projects have been created for and applied to the businesses in which the students are employed.

Liam Hundy with his certificate

Newbury College was delighted to welcome back former Degree student and IED award winner, George Collins, to speak about his journey into a career in Engineering, and introduce the awards.


The winners are:


HNC Electrical & Electronics (Level 4)

Runner-up - Megan Purchas, AWE

Best Project - Liam Mundy, STFC


HND Electrical & Electronics (Level 5)

Runner-up - Joe Thompson, Thames Water

Best Project - James Lavington, Thames Water


HNC Mechanical Engineering (Level 4)

Runner-up - Andrew Male, Diamond Light Source

Best Design Unit - Oliver Hensberg, MSA – The Safety Company

Best Project - Calan Kenward, LG Motion


HND Mechanical Engineering (Level 5)

Runner-up – Adam Churchman, STFC

Best Project – Callum Brown, Reeling Systems Ltd


Iain Wolloff, Principal and Chief Executive, Newbury College said: “We were particularly delighted to see the outstanding quality of the work on display. Our annual Engineering Exhibition is a fantastic model of our degree level programmes and sets the standard for the expansion of our higher-level provision with the development of University Centre Newbury (UCN).”


If you want to find out more about a career in Engineering or Apprenticeships please visit www.newbury-college.ac.uk or contact our business team on 01635 845229.

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