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Talented student awarded by InstMC

18 January 2022

 

A Teesside University student has been recognised by a professional institution for his efforts in his engineering degree.

Nicholas List
Nicholas List

Each year, the North East Local Section of the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) presents the Harry Orr Award to a Teesside University student as they complete a HNC or BEng (Hons) in Instrumentation and Control degree.

The InstMC promotes the future of automation, measurement and control, facilitating the sharing of expertise and supporting the advancement of engineers and technologists at all levels through career development and training.

Mature student, Nicholas List was able to utilise his previous experiences of academic study and industrial practice to smooth the transition into higher education as he studied for his BEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control.

Senior Lecturer Neville Winter, who nominated Nicholas for the award, said: ‘From the outset it was evident of the commitment and dedication Nicholas would show throughout his studies, spending many hours working in the university laboratories in independent study and utilising the other resources available to him.

‘His assessment work was always completed to an excellent standard and deadlines were always met.

I was very honoured to receive the Harry Orr award and, also a little surprised as there was a lot of other hard working and determined students who equally deserved the award and recognition.

Nicholas List

‘When working as part of a group it was good to see the time Nicholas would spend with peers who were less experienced and potentially lacking in confidence as a result. This aspect was mutually beneficial and was another outstanding factor that demonstrated Nicholas’ ability to contribute, something that will stand him in good stead for a career as an engineering professional.

‘Colleagues and I are proud of his achievements and wish him well in his future career. Congratulations to Nicholas on his award.’

Nicholas List said: ‘I was very honoured to receive the Harry Orr award and, also a little surprised as there was a lot of other hard working and determined students who equally deserved the award and recognition.

‘I would like to use this opportunity to thank all the lecturers at the University who devoted so much of their time to provide us with the support and help required to achieve our goals.’