Award winning students visit the IfM
Ambi Ubhei of Sandwell Academy and
Sam Exton of Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
Two award winning sixth form students were given an introduction to student life at the IfM as part of a week’s placement with British Sugar. The pair had won the placement as their prize in the Academy Award Excellence competition.
To take part in the competition the students had to write essays giving their ideas for improving the sustainability of transport to their respective institutions. Their week away included a visit to the IfM to find out about it’s approach to engineering education and it’s work in sustainability.
During their visit, the students, Ambi Ubhei of Sandwell Academy and Sam Exton of Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, were given an introduction to student life and studying at Cambridge. They toured the IfM’s automation labs and design studios and also had the chance to discuss industrial sustainability with IfM researchers and to contribute their ideas on outreach activities. They ended the day with a dinner at St Catharine’s College.