Leeds College of Building student James York, currently studying a HND in Civil Engineering has been awarded the Yorkshire and Humberside regional ABE Academic Excellence Award.
The ABE Yorkshire and Humberside regional committee launched the Academic Excellence Award to encourage professional standards in student work.
The competition is open to Higher Education students from all Colleges and Universities in the region. Students are required to submit a copy of one piece of their normal coursework along with a short synopsis about the ABE. Reflecting the broad spectrum of ABE membership the competition is open to all disciplines within the Build Environment. Student submissions are judged against the following criteria:
- Overall standard of presentation
- General professionalism
- Quality, brevity and clarity of communication
- Effectiveness of collaboration
- Efficient use of Cloud/Web based and other electronic resources
- Depth and breadth of reading/research
- Reliability of sources used
- Proficiency in referencing
Regional committee member Alan Dawson and lecturer at the college presented James with a certificate and a cheque for £500. The award will assist James in continuing his academic studies.
The runners up were Jonathan Canham and Jonathan DePledge on the HNC Civil Engineering course at the College. Both runners up will receive a cheque for £50.
Alan said “The excellent standard of work from all those taking part in the competition was noted by the judging committee along the closeness of marking between the winner and the runners up. In appreciation of their efforts all participating students receive a certificate acknowledging the high standard of submissions.”