Students receiving TATA Steel Awards

Civil & Environmental Engineering Student successes

We're proud of our civil & environmental students who consistently win prizes and gain high value scholarships. Here's just some of their successes:

TATA Steel Student Design Competition (2014)

Four MEng students won prizes totalling £900 at the TATA awards, held at Madame Tussauds in London in July 2014.

  • David McIntyre and Scott McClymont (MEng Civil Engineering) won third prize for their entry to the bridge competition.
  • Grant MacGregor and Darren Tannock (MEng Structural & Architectural Engineering) won third prize for their entry to the building structures competition.

In addition to this success, one of the three main industry awards went to the sculptor Andy Scott and the team of engineers who had created the Kelpies at Falkirk.

Andy Scott received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Strathclyde just a week earlier at the same graduation ceremony as our students.

Saltire Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The mission is to find, fuel and spark the next generations of Scottish business leaders

MEng Structural & Architectural Engineering Student, Iva Slavova, is among 38 University of Strathclyde undergraduate students who secured places on the world-class Saltire Foundation Undergraduate Internship Programme.

The Saltire Foundation is a registered, independent Scottish charity whose mission is to find, fuel and spark the next generation of business leaders in Scotland.

Iva’s internship involves evaluation and development of communications tools, channels and content to support re-organisation of the GMS IT Supply Chain Partner staff, with GlaxoSmithKline.

During her time in the Department, Iva has been student representative for her year cohort, participated in the Civil Engineering Society, has studied abroad and was recently was awarded the Department’s Babtie Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Service.

BP Field Trip Challenge 2014

Three of our third year students reached the National Final of the BP Ultimate Field Trip Challenge 2014.

Graeme Reid, Christopher Clarke and Paul Currie are one of four teams in the final which took place in March 2014.

The BP Ultimate Field Trip Challenge is an international competition which challenges students to solve a real-world problem - one that will help to meet the world’s growing demand for energy safety and responsibility.

Graeme Reid said of the team’s success:

“I am absolutely delighted to announce that myself, Chris and Paul have all been invited back down to London to take part in the national final for this year’s BP Ultimate Field Trip. We are all ecstatic about the prospect of this and feel really proud to be in one of the final four teams”.

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship

Well done to undergraduate students Diane Johnstone and Craig Donaldson who were prestigious Carnegie Vacation Scholarships.

The Vacation Scholarship Scheme is intended for Scottish students undertaking a degree course at a Scottish university, who have shown exceptional merit, and who would like undertake a programme of independent study or research of direct benefit to their academic work, outwith term time.

Winning students: scholarship programme

Students can balance training with current course

Two of our students are among nine talented University of Strathclyde student athletes to share in a Scotland-wide programme supporting their aspiration in sport and study.

Billy Morton and Grant Hardie were among the beneficiaries of ‘Winning Students’, the National Sports Scholarship Programme offering students funding support and academic flexibility, to allow them to balance training with their current course.

Happold Scholarship

Congratulations to one of our 4th year MEng students, Hamzah Iqbal, who has been awarded a prestigious Happold Scholarship.

As a Happold Scholar, Hamzah will receive a bursary to help towards the costs of his final year and also spend eight weeks during the summer working in one of Buro Happold's offices. This will allow him to gain invaluable experience of working life within one of the industry's most creative and dynamic engineering consultancies.

The application process for the scholarship included an interview in London by a panel of leading engineers including a past President of the IStructE, an IStructE Gold Medal winner, Lady Happold, as well as meeting other applicants from universities such as Imperial and Cambridge.

ICE Student Design Competition

The design was so good, testers couldn't collapse it

Congratulations to our third year students who won the first prize at the ICE Student design competition. The winning team were Joe Wong, Daniall Hashemizadeh, Jamie Muir and Andrew Patterson.

The competition required each team to propose a design for a replacement crossing for the Forth estuary, then build a model for load testing.

Their design, which used the specified amount of construction materials, was so good that there was not enough test weights to collapse it!

IStructE Annual Student Model Competition

Congratulations to three of our third year students, Joe Wong, Daniall Hashemizadeh and Jonathan Dunn who won the first prize of £30 each at the IStructE Annual Student Model Competition.

Twelve teams representing Universities throughout Scotland, took part, with the challenge to design a cantilever roof canopy structure, then build a scale model for load testing.