Student chosen for top award scheme

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A young Newburgh student has been selected for a prestigious award scheme aimed at helping the most promising young engineers achieve their full potential.

Laura Steedman, 20, a third year mechanical engineering student at Robert Gordon University, is one of just 36 students from universities across the UK chosen for the Engineering Leadership Advanced Award scheme by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The awards aim to provide carefully planned training and experience to some of the most exceptional undergraduate engineering students at UK universities, in order to furnish them with the skills and capacity to fast-track their career after graduating.

Laura can choose the additional training she wants to undertake, backed by up to £5,000 of funding through the scheme, as well as having access to a mentoring panel and various networking events.

She said: “The interview and assessment exercises at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London were very challenging and I met some incredible candidates. I was delighted to hear that I’d been selected and feel very fortunate to be one of the 36 candidates chosen to receive the award.”