Four inspirational speakers have been in to talk to our engineering students recently.
Speakers from the global companies, Ricardo and Thales UK plus entrepreneurs Mike Jay (Myklops) and Steve Ransom (Brighter Bikes) provided inspiration for future careers and workplace journeys came to talk to final year and postgraduate engineering students. The visitors, all local to the Sussex area, were invited by the engineering department’s Principal Lecturer Richard Morris.
We are delighted to have Mark Gallagher as a guest lecturer here on 1st November.
Mark is a well-respected public speaker who provides keynote speeches and presentations on a range of business topics relating to his experiences gained whilst working in senior management roles within Formula One auto racing over the last 30 years.
Today he is co-commentator and Formula One analyst for the BBC in the UK as well as founder and CEO of Performance Insights.
Mark is renowned as an insightful, informative and highly entertaining speaker, and will be staying after his lecture to chat to guests.
Everyone is welcome, the venue is Huxley 300, 7pm.
The Engineering Division is delighted to welcome Mark Gallagher to the University of Brighton. Mark has many years experience with Formula One racing. He will be giving an open lecture sharing his insights on ‘Engineering, Excellence & Success’.
The advanced-level work undertaken by our final year students be showcased at the Engineering Project Exhibition on Wednesday 18 April in the Advanced Engineering Building Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ.
Each student will present their work on a poster, and will welcome the opportunity to answer questions and provide clarification on their projects.
Many projects are industry or research-based and cover a wide range of disciplines, ranging through all aspects of automotive, aeronautical, mechanical and manufacturing, electrical and electronic engineering and design.
Paxton, who design and manufacture security systems has announced the first recipients of the scheme which has been created in collaboration with the University of Brighton.
The Paxton Scholarship, which launched in November last year, offered the opportunity for students studying engineering and product design related courses at the University to win one of three scholarship places each worth £10,000 plus a 3-month paid work placement with the company from July 2018.
As part of the scholarship, the three scholars will participate in technology research projects at Paxton, that will then form the final year project of their degree course.
In November 2017, the company hosted a student open day at its new state-of-the-art facility, the Paxton Technology Centre, which was attended by over 100 students from the University of Brighton. The open day provided them with the opportunity to learn more about the company and the application process, meet Paxton’s experts in Product Development and Research, and receive hands on technology demonstrations of the company’s diverse product range.
From those that applied, 16 were then invited to an assessment day, where they undertook a series of practical tasks and interviews. The successful three students selected are:
Yury Johnson, aged 20 who is studying (BEng) Electronic and Computer Engineering
Laurence Budd, aged 21 who is studying (BSc) Computer Science
Sam Innes, aged 20 who is also studying (BSc) Computer Science
Commenting on the programme, Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Chief Executive, said: “I’d like to congratulate the three students that have secured the 2018 Paxton Scholarship. The Paxton Scholarship is a long-term initiative designed to ensure that we can secure the bright-minds needed for the company’s continued success and prosperity. I am thrilled at how the initiative was embraced by both the team at Paxton as well as the students and staff at the University of Brighton.
“We hope that for the students involved, the Paxton Scholarship will mean much more than just financial help. Industry experience, without having to take a year out, will be invaluable to their development and help them to decide what career they wish to pursue. We also believe it will continue to highlight the diverse range of roles available within the security industry and the opportunities offered by a growing and exciting business sector.”
Sam Davies, University of Brighton’s Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement said: “Congratulations to the students and to Paxton for introducing this exciting and unique opportunity.
“We are delighted to have partnered with Paxton in establishing this new scholarship programme which provides our students with access to the realities of the workplace and the challenges companies like Paxton face on a day-to-day basis.”
Automotive Engineering graduate, Lyndon Roberts, made a brief but brilliant visit to the University of Brighton in a Rolls Royce ‘Dawn’ yesterday morning. Lyndon is a liaison engineer for Rolls Royce and is currently being sponsored for his MSc Automotive Electronics masters here at Brighton. He showed off the £300k state of the art convertible before leaving Syed Rezwan (below) in charge…
Students showcased their final year projects to industry representatives at the Engineering Project Exhibition yesterday. Attendees included professionals from Harris Corporation (technology company, defense contractor, and information technology services provider); FirstCo (airport control and communication systems); MBDA (global missile systems company); and Southern Water.
It was great to see Alex Smith there, a graduate from University of Brighton, who is now working for MBDA.
Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor, and Stephen Denyer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience), came long to see the brilliant examples of students’ hard work. Both have said how impressed with the projects themselves and with the professional manner in which students engaged in explaining their work.
Final year students present their work in poster format – many projects are industry or research-based and cover a wide range of disciplines, ranging through all aspects of automotive, aeronautical, mechanical and manufacturing, electrical and electronic engineering and design. Come and see the work and talk to our students. 2-6pm Cockcroft building and sports hall.