Scholar wins National Triumph Design Award

Scholar Eneh Alexander-Ikwue has won the prestigious Triumph Design Award for 2017, with her smart plant growth system.  This is the second consecutive year that an Arkwright Scholar has won this national competition. Well done to Eneh! 

Scholars given insight into Nuclear Industry

In late July, the Nuclear Institute ran a five-day residential summer school for Arkwright Scholars to give them a taste of the nuclear industry. The course included lectures on a variety of nuclear topics and visits to a power station, fuel fabricator, and academic research department.

Scholars given rare Chinook Flight by RAF

Twenty-two Scholars attended the exclusive RAF Arkwright three-day residential Leadership Course in July. As well as physical team and leadership challenges the Scholars were treated to a rare flight in a Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham.

Second Scholar wins place at MIT

Arkwright Scholar Max Raven will be swapping Colchester for Cambridge, Massachusetts in the autumn when he begins a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Scholars Take Part in Global Deutsche Bank Hackathon

Eight Arkwright Scholars joined teams of Deutsche Bank technical staff in London to compete against Deutsche Bank IT employees across the world in a 24-hour global staff hackathon to develop a new app for use by Deutsche Bank to consolidate its internal training systems.

Scholars Visit RenaultSport Formula 1 Technical Centre

In early July, a group of 24 Scholars were shown around the RenaultSport Whiteways Technical Centre by Arkwright Alumnus, and RenaultSport employee, Andrew Shedden.