Prize for Engineering Excellence

Donated by Willie Printie, the Prize for Engineering Excellence is awarded annually in recognition of academic excellence in engineering at degree level. content

Donated by Willie Printie, the Prize for Engineering Excellence is awarded annually in recognition of academic excellence in engineering at degree level.

Selected from graduating students from across the university, recipients have progressed from an engineering apprenticeship background gaining further education qualifications and then excelled during their degree studies. There is no application process; eligible students are nominated by programme leaders in consultation with the subject network leader.

Willie Printie

"This annual award is to recognise someone who started their career as an apprentice, who excelled at both further and higher levels of education and graduated with a university degree in Engineering. The prize, in some small way, recognises the significant academic progression of students at the university.

I support the University of the Highlands and Islands to make a difference and enable more students to fulfil their academic potential. By being successful with their academic studies they will hopefully continue to grow, develop and achieve other aspects of their life dreams."

Willie J. Printie

Recipients of the Prize for Engineering Excellence:

Emma Gunn with Dr Peter Hylton

Emma Gunn pictured with Engineer Programme Leader, Dr Peter Hylton

"I am honoured to be awarded with the Prize for Engineering Excellence. The University of the Highlands and Islands is a huge asset to companies who offer apprenticeships across the Highlands. The education and support they have provided me over the years has been second to none. A special thank you to Dr Peter Hylton for helping me every step of the way."

Emma Gunn
2021 recipient of the Prize for Engineering Excellence