A Visit from the President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

On Friday 10th November, the Principal and students of Welbeck DSFC were honoured to host the President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Carolyn Griffiths.

Carolyn was up in the East Midlands for the Annual IMechE dinner which is being held at the Velodrome in Derby this evening and she used the opportunity to come and have a look around the College and award our College IMechE scholars with their certificates, trophies and gift vouchers. 

IMechE Scholars are individuals who have achieved the very highest academic grades and are identified as pupils who can support other students as Academic Peer Mentors.  There are 15 Scholars in total, 7 Lower Sixth and 8 Upper Sixth.  The Lower Sixth Scholars have all achieved a minimum of 8 A*’s at GCSE and the Upper Sixth Scholars have achieved 4 or 5 A’s at AS including gaining the highest overall scores in Maths and Physics. 

The College has for many years had academic peer mentors, but with the support from IMechE they are now able to officially recognise and reward these students for their efforts.  In addition to their vouchers the scholars will be treated to some behind the scene visits to engineering organisations across the East Midlands and the top Academic Scholar will receive the IMechE Crystal Trophy and prize at the Annual Prize Giving in the Summer.

Tim Hayday, Vice Principal Academic said: “We are delighted to partner with IMechE to acknowledge the contribution made by these students to the College community.  This partnership will bring many new opportunities to the College and the Scholarships will promote a positive ethos with our very best students and suitably inspire the whole College Cohort.”

Carolyn Griffiths, President IMechE said:”Well done to all of the scholars on their academic achievement.  Whilst many of these students are destined for careers in the Armed Forces, they are all following a STEM focused route and many will go on to study Mechanical Engineering.  My hope is that they will keep the IMechE as their professional friend throughout their careers.”

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