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Recognition for outstanding engineering talent

11 August 2020


An engineering student from Teesside University has been recognised for their hard work by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Alexander Bottomley, recently completed his BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University’s School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, while working as a junior electrical engineer with K Home International Ltd in Thornaby.

The IET Prize is awarded annually to outstanding students who are completing a course of study which has been accredited by the IET. Prize winners are nominated by their university based on having shown distinction in their course leading to the award of a first degree.

Alexander, 26, from Eaglescliffe, said: 'I was very pleased to find out I had been recognised by the IET for my work towards achieving my degree. I’d like to thank the University staff, the IET and my employer for giving me the opportunity to progress my career.

I was very pleased to find out I had been recognised by the IET for my work towards achieving my degree

Alexander Bottomley

'I look forward to furthering my studies with a part time MSc in Electrical Power and Energy Systems at Teesside University.'

As part of his win, Alexander will receive a certificate and two years free membership of the IET. The IET Prize is available to every university department offering an IET accredited course. Each year universities nominate their most outstanding student as the recipient of this award.

Dr Peter Bonfield OBE, IET President, said: 'Our IET prizes are a way for talented engineering students to be recognised for their outstanding ability in the early stages of their engineering journey. I wish them all the best for a very fulfilling and successful career.'

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