Students demonstrate engineering success to IMechE President

The strong ties between education and industry were highlighted during a recent trip to the University of Hull by Group Captain Mark Hunt OBE, the President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

He visited the University’s Hull Campus as part of a wider visit to the region, which also saw him spend time at Vivergo Fuels and Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA).

University staff and students met with the President, demonstrating some of the cutting edge engineering projects taking place on campus.

Mark said: “I was fascinated to see how education and industry are working together at the University of Hull.

“The University has a strong heritage in engineering and it is heartening to see such a commitment to training the engineers of the future.”

Among the projects demonstrated was a racing car designed, built and driven by students in the Formula Student international competition. The President was also invited to present a plaque to the winner of the best mechanical engineering student research project and met with young members of IMechE.

Students demonstrate engineering success to IMechE President

Dr David Richards, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University, toured the demonstrations with the President. He said: “We were delighted to host this visit by the IMechE President and take the opportunity to show him the breadth of engineering research being carried out here at the University.

“We were also keen to demonstrate how the University is playing a key role in the growing industrial confidence of the Humber region – not only as an education provider but also as a source of research expertise and innovation.”

Brian Houston, a Hull graduate now working at the University as a research associate, and a member of IMechE, said: “It was a real honour for me and the other IMechE young members to meet the President and share the projects we are working on. He was really impressed with what we are doing here at the University and in the wider region to engage with young engineers and support the IMechE’s objectives.”

For more information about IMechE, go online.

To find out more about studying engineering at the University of Hull, visit the website.

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