Willie Printie Prize for Engineering Excellence


Sponsored 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 UHI partnership the recipient will have progressed from an engineering apprenticeship background gaining further education qualifications and then excelling during their degree studies.

2019 recipient of the Prize for Engineering Excellence, Brian Johnstone pictured with Willie Printie

Brian Johnstone and Willie Printie

Previous recipients:

  • 2018 Alexander MacKay
  • 2017 Paul Sinclair
  • 2016 Greg Lawrence
  • 2015 Kevin Cameron

There is no application process; eligible students are nominated by programme leaders in consultation with the subject network leader.

"My thinking behind this annual award is to recognise someone who started off their career as an apprentice, who excelled at both further and higher levels of education and graduated with a university degree in Engineering. And the University of the Highlands and Islands is ideally positioned to enable students across the region and beyond to achieve their goals. The prize, in some small way, recognises the significant academic progression of students at UHI. 

I support UHI 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