The innovative work of engineering students took centre stage at Crawley College earlier this week.
More than 50 students showcased their talent and hard work at the 10th annual Higher National Engineering Project Exhibition, which was held at the college on Thursday 16 May.
The event is the culmination of the college’s higher education course, and provides an opportunity for visitors to see how the students have found innovative ways of improving engineering performance in their chosen field of study.
This year, there were 51 individual and group projects were on display, covering a broad spectrum of aeronautical, electrical, manufacturing and mechanical engineering. Many of the projects stem from the close relationships that have been developed with employers.
HND student Liam Alexander said: “I chose to do an HND at Crawley College because I wanted a more practical education in electrical engineering. I had done an apprenticeship, and an HND seemed like the natural next step, rather than university. I’m studying part-time, while working, and my company sponsors me.”
Vicki Illingworth, Principal at Crawley College, added: “This is a fantastic celebration of the achievements of our talented engineering students.
“It also is a demonstration of the collaborative relationship between the college and industry, as we welcome the employers and sponsors who support our students throughout the year.
“We are always very proud to see how far our students have come, and the amount of skill and knowledge they have developed while studying here at Crawley.”
The college also welcomed Visiting Professor John Bishop, from the University of Portsmouth, to the exhibition, who also acted as one of the judges and presented certificates.
Crawley College is home to the Advanced Technology Centre, a specialised facility where engineers can study using cutting edge resources which have been developed in partnership with local employers.