Y13 student Adam C has been awarded a prestigious QUEST ‘tier one’ scholarship from the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) following an intense application process. Adam will receive £1,000 for each year at university and he hopes to begin studying Civil Engineering at the University of Southampton in the autumn.

In the final stage of the process, Adam was interviewed by Paul Oliver from ICE, Mr Lynch, our STEM Coordinator and Mr David Butler, a longstanding sponsor of the QUEST programme.  Past recipients of the scholarship, who were also sponsored by the local civil engineer, include former Colyton students Walter Goodwin, Michael O’Hagan and Luke Raistrick.  Michael has been back in to school recently to speak with current Colyton students about the opportunities that studying Civil Engineering and being awarded this scholarship have opened up for him.

Adam will now be applying for the ‘tier two’ award which is a grant of £10,000. Speaking of his hopes for the additional grant, Adam said, “It will really help me engineer my career!”.  Adam hopes to become a Civil Engineer following his degree; he has previously been involved in the design of the visitor centre at HM Prison Exeter as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.  In addition to his studies, Adam has recently written a book on the Periodic Table designed to encourage children to develop an interest in science as part of his Extended Project Qualification.  Entitled  The Very Interesting Table  the book will be available on Amazon and in selected bookshops very soon.

By Edmund K, Student Reporter

Adam Charters 2018

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