Final Year Architectural Engineering students, Kiyomi Hunjigawa and Fraser Plumb have been awarded a Happold Scholarship from the Happold Foundation.
They will be awarded a £1200 bursary and will be given the opportunity to spend eight paid weeks during the summer working in BuroHappold.
The selection process began with an extensive written application, followed by a rigorous interview in London before a panel of Buro Happold engineering professionals. 73 students from across the UK initially applied, reducing to 43 high calibre candidates for the interview stage
The aim of the program is to create an alumni of global ambassadors for future leadership in the built environment, with scholarships leading to the possibility of further graduate opportunities. The placement will involve engineering work on live projects to suit student experience and interests.
On receiving the scholarship, Kiyomi Hunjigawa said, "I can’t wait to begin this exciting new venture into my future career. The opportunity to work with such a renowned firm is an unbelievable privilege and I can’t wait to embark on the challenge."
Fraser Plumb said, "It means a great deal to be awarded a Happold Student Scholarship as the opportunity to get your sleeves rolled up and get stuck into live projects with a world class company is something that doesn’t come round every day. With a paid placement, a cash prize, the prospect of further opportunities after graduation and an instant boost to your CV, you’ve everything to gain and nothing to lose by applying."