Celebrating Achievement

Awards and Winners

The School of Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students each and every year. Below are the recent winners from 2022-23:

Professor Michael French Prize

The French family has bequeathed a prize in memory of its founding Head of Department to recognize outstanding creativity and achievement in a student’s undergraduate studies.

Following a shortlist, nominated students are invited to write a short letter in support of their nomination, highlighting the creativity and originality in their project activities whilst at Lancaster.

Prize format: Certificate, plus £250.00.

2023 winner:

Elish Chambers

Elish Chambers

The Engineering Inspiration Prize

Awarded to an undergraduate student for outstanding contribution to activity that inspires and supports diversity in engineering, particularly in the domain of widening participation and the promotion of the engineering discipline to non-traditional cohorts and populations.

Prize format: Certificate, plus e-book voucher (£50)

2023 winners:

Elish Chambers and Olivia Williams

“Elish and Olivia have made outstanding contributions this year, with the establishment of the Lancaster University chapter of the Women in Engineering Society (WES LU) in October 2022. Since inception, they have recruited a full executive team, organised multiple events including socials, study groups, CV support sessions and outreach. Their motivation and enthusiasm has resulted in the creation of a highly valued student group, offering a community and support to all students who associate as women. They are an inspiration and have been a tremendous asset to the School of Engineering, particularly over the last academic year, and are well-deserving recipients of the Engineering Inspiration Prize 2023.”

Elish and Olivia, winners of the Engineering Inspiration Prize

The Stopford Chemical Engineering Prize

The Stopford Prize is awarded for the best Chemical Engineering project.

Prize format: Certificate, plus £100.00

2023 winner:

Matt Hassall

Matt Hassall

Elekta Prize for Best Female Engineering Student 

This prize is sponsored by Elekta, who employ engineers and scientists in the design and manufacture of radiotherapy systems for the world-wide healthcare sector.

The Elekta Prize is awarded for academic excellence demonstrated by a female student registered on an undergraduate engineering degree.

Prize format: Certificate, plus monetary award of £150.00 The winner is invited to Elekta, Crawley, West Sussex to collect the award.

2023 winner:

Stephanie Humphreys

Stephanie Humphries receiving the Electra prize

IET Prize

Prize for outstanding academic achievement

Certificate plus two year’s free membership of the Institution

2023 winner:

Krisztian Erdodi

IMechE Prizes

All IMechE prizes are subject to the students nominated being members of the IMechE

Outstanding Project Prize

Project prize for the most outstanding project.

Prize format: Certificate, plus bronze medal

2023 winner:

Brendan Green

Frederic Barnes Waldron "Best Student" Prize

The winner of the prize will be selected on the recommendation of the appropriate Regional Committee.

Prize format: Certificate, plus bronze medal

2023 winner:

Matt Priestley

Best Project Certificate

Best Project Certificate is for the ‘Best Project’ on any year of a degree course.

One certificate is available for each accredited course.

2023 winners:

Mechanical Engineering: Amaani Moress

Mechatronic Engineering: Chris Riala

Nuclear Engineering: David Magee

Best Student Certificate on any year of a degree course

One certificate is available for each IMechE accredited course:

2023 winners:

Mechanical Engineering: Alasdair Ayre

Mechatronic Engineering: Amrit Phull

Nuclear Engineering: Shaun O’Halloran

Armourers and Braziers Prize

Prize format: Certificate

2023 winner:

Ben Lee – ENGR301