The end of the academic year has produced another fantastic set of results for higher education engineering students at Wigan & Leigh College University Centre, who received their BEng (Hons) degrees this week.

On the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Top-up degree three students achieved a first class and six earned 2:1 grades out of a total of 11 students. This gave a percentage of 82% 2:1 and above.

On the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Top-up degree over half of the students achieved a first class grade, and three gained 2:1 grades out of a total of 12 students. This provided an impressive percentage of 83% 2:1 and above.

Degree Apprentice, Simone Wilson completed her BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree with a fist class grade and is on route for a successful career at Sellafield Ltd.

Currently working as a design engineer while completing her studies, Simone has enjoyed working on projects such as the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance – specialising in power engineering. She is also due to start a site secondment in summer for the highly active liquor evaporation and storage facility project.

“The five-year experience has been a good one and it has moulded me as an engineer. It’s been priceless and it’s set me up with industry experience and a degree at the end of it while getting paid too!

“The industry work has complimented my studies too. I always wanted to get into work from a young age and now I can see how what we study relates to the workplace, and in turn my industry experience has helped with my assignment work.”

System Engineer at Morson Projects, Joseph McGuire was delighted to find out he had gained top marks in his Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree.

The degree apprentice said:

“The five years of hard work, dedication, and determination has finally paid off! Thanks to Morson Projects and Wigan & Leigh College and University Centre for the continued support over these years.”

Head of Higher Education Engineering, Ursula Hoyles added:

“All of our students’ hard work has paid off. There are lots of opportunities in front of them and we are very proud of their achievements.
“The high volume of high grades is something we are particularly proud of and we feel this is testament to the expert teaching received as well as each student’s resilience to complete their final year.”
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