Prize for Engineering Excellence
Donated by Willie Printie, the Prize for Engineering Excellence is awarded annually in recognition of academic excellence in engineering at degree level.
Selected from graduating students from across the university, recipients have progressed from an engineering apprenticeship background gaining further education qualifications and then excelled during their degree studies. There is no application process; eligible students are nominated by programme leaders in consultation with the subject network leader.
"This annual award is to recognise someone who started their career as an apprentice, who excelled at both further and higher levels of education and graduated with a university degree in Engineering. The prize, in some small way, recognises the significant academic progression of students at the university.
I support UHI to make a difference and enable more students to fulfil their academic potential. By being successful with their academic studies they will hopefully continue to grow, develop and achieve other aspects of their life dreams."
Willie J. Printie
Recipients of the Prize for Engineering Excellence:
Niamh Murray, 2023 recipient of the Prize for Engineering Excellence
“I am delighted to achieve this award. I started with LifeScan as an Engineering Apprentice and completed an HNC in Engineering Systems. It’s been a great opportunity to progress my practical skills/learning alongside my academic journey. I have just completed my BEng Hons degree in Mechanical Engineering and am now a Maintenance Engineer in LifeScan’s Packaging Department.”