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QUEST scholarships for Leeds engineering students

Four students from the UK’s only specialist construction college, Leeds College of Building, have been awarded prestigious Queen’s Jubilee Scholarship Trust (QUEST) scholarships by the ICE.

Four students from Leeds College of Building have been awarded prestigious QUEST scholarships from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in recognition of their exceptional potential as future ICE Technician Members.

“The technical content and level of responsibility at work was excellent and these candidates must surely be highly respected and valued by their employers.”

Bob Bennett, ICE

The QUEST scholarship provides students with additional financial support as they partnership a leading civil engineering or construction company throughout their studies. City of York Council engineering technician Scott Bellerby, HydroTec Consultants technician test engineer Christopher Thornton, North Yorkshire County Council project manager John White and Corus Railway assistant engineer James Edmondson will all now receive Quest Awards valued at £1,500 each and are all completing HNC courses in Civil Engineering.

ICE Yorkshire & Humber initial shortlisted for interviews included seven applicants from Leeds College of Building, who submitted essays looking at how climate change will force society to invest more heavily in critical infrastructure. 

Leeds College of Building course team manager Pat Murray said: “I am very proud of the contribution all our students and lecturers make to the success of the civil engineering courses at Leeds College of Building.”

The ICE judges praised the college’s Civil Engineering courses, the practical application of the taught syllabus, the tutors’ positive influence on student development and the quality of work based experience.

ICE judge Bob Bennett said: “The technical content and level of responsibility at work was excellent and these candidates must surely be highly respected and valued by their employers.”

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