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Old Girl Scoops Prestigious Engineering Leadership Award

Thursday, 08 May 2014

Old Girl Shakti Patel has been awarded an Engineering Leadership Advanced Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. This means that she has been recognised as an exceptional Engineering graduate with marked leadership potential by the UKs national academy of Engineering.   

The highly prestigious awards support ambitious Engineering undergraduates to become inspirational future role models for the next generation of Engineers. There is strong competition for the awards: nationally, only thirty-five of the most outstanding undergraduates are chosen each year, following a robust selection process.

Each awardee has access to a panel of Sainsbury’s Management Fellows and will undertake an accelerated personal development programme over the next three years. The programme is individually tailored and the awardees are anticipated to move into positions of leadership within UK industry soon after graduation.

Shakti said, “It’s such an honor to be recognised as a future leader within the field of Engineering, especially by such a prestigious institution. The financial support, networking and personal development opportunities offered by the Royal Academy are simply invaluable and I’m excited by the prospects the award will bring!”

Before her degree, Shakti also secured a scholarship from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, who sponsor her MEng studies in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Loughborough. She left Bolton School in 2011 with three A*s and one A grade at A-Level. 

More information about the awards can be found at the Royal Academy of Engineering website.

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During her time at Bolton School, Shakti was Deputy Head Girl for the class of 2011

During her time at Bolton School, Shakti was Deputy Head Girl for the class of 2011