Local MP visits the School of Engineering

Louise Ellman visit

Patrick Hackett, Chief Operating Officer, Dr Tim Bullough, Professor Ken Badcock, Head of the School, Louise Ellman and Emma Pemberton-Eccles from Airbus Broughton listen to the students describing their design

MP Louise Ellman has visited the School of Engineering to meet a group of students who took part in a global competition sponsored by aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

The Fly Your Ideas competition challenged students from more than 75 countries to consider how to develop a greener future for aviation.

In total, 315 teams took part and the University of Liverpool team – comprising Aerospace Engineering students Kashyapa Narenathreyas, Mohammad Alam, Amanpaul Bhogal and Jacob Packianathan – made it through to the second round.

Dr Tim Bullough, Director of the UK Centre for Materials Education and the team’s mentor, said: “We always encourage our students to enter national and international competitions such as Airbus’s Fly Your Ideas, both as part of our engineering degree programmes or as an extra-curricular activity.

“This competition allowed the students to work closely and creatively with practising industrial engineers at Airbus, which is an invaluable experience and one that is great for their employability. They did extremely well to be one of only five UK entries to be selected.”

Louise Ellman visit

Louise Ellman MP (fourth from left) pictured with the students and (l to r) Professor Ken Badcock, Emma Pemberton-Eccles, Dr Tim Bullough and Patrick Hackett

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