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Tekever Intern scoops top prize at Employability Excellence Awards 2016

Mon 24th October 2016

The University of Southampton’s Employability Excellence Awards 2016 took place on Thursday 13 October at the Grand Harbour Hotel.

The Awards ceremony recognises achievements by students and employability partners who participate in the Careers and Employability Service work experience programmes. These programmes help students gain skills to enhance their CVs and support successful job applications whilst providing talent and fresh ideas to businesses. 

The celebration event was a big success, with 9 student awards and 4 employability partner awards. Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Christopher Snowden chose the winner of the President and Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. This year’s winner was Tom Reed, a MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics student, who was recognised for the project work he delivered with Tekever through the Excel Southampton Internship Programme

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden said: “There were an outstanding set of nominations, but Tom Reed’s nomination stood out as exceptional. Tom is a real credit to the University and his innovation and contribution to Tekever are exceptional.”

Peter Saddington, Principal Engineer at Tekever, commented: “The results from Tom’s work have led to a genuine novel capability within Tekever for designing, developing, testing and simulating Unmanned Air Systems. Tom has generated a number of ground-breaking ideas and concepts, which are now being progressed into product development. Tom has demonstrated he is capable of taking theoretical knowledge and applying this to real world problems.” 

Please see below for a full list of winning students and their respective awards:

  • Tom Reed, New Innovation and President & Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.
  • Alethia Hoad, Contribution to Research.
  • Denisa Prisiceanu, Developing Technology.
  • Samuel Penny, Business Development.
  • Holly Wayman, Social Impact.
  • Caleb Walker, Sustainable Outcome.
  • Emma Mutch, Initiative.
  • Thomas Border, Work Ethic.
  • Jonathan Pradel, Personal Development.

To find out more about the University’s work experience programmes and how to get involved, please click here.