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21 March 2012 | PR 12/54
Loughborough students celebrate competition win
The winning team
Civil Engineering students from Loughborough University have beaten industry teams to win first and second place in a regional communications competition.
Organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the event was open to groups of engineering graduates or current students from across the East Midlands. Teams were tasked with producing consultation strategies, public information leaflets and public consultation presentations for individual engineering scenarios. The aim of the competition is to demonstrate the importance of communication and public involvement in civil engineering projects.
Ben Powell, John Rushton, James Mulvenna and Nick Humphries were the winning team with their underground tube extension scenario. Matthew Baker, Amber Claughton, Phillip Brunson and Elliot Poulter took second place with their waste transfer plant scenario. All the students are from the University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering. They beat off stiff competition from industry teams URS and Balfour Beatty to take the top two places.
Professor Tony Thorpe, Dean of the School said: “We are delighted with our students’ success. They are a credit to the school and illustrate the fantastic teaching on offer at Loughborough, which equips students with all the skills that they need for a successful career.”
The winning team now hope to compete in the national final.
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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.
It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.