Royal visit for the new Engineering School

HRH Princess Anne officially opened the University of Lincoln’s new Engineering Hub on January 19th 2012.

Princess Anne walking towards the new Engineering Hub. Photo:Jamie Freshwater.

Her Royal Highness arrived on campus shortly after lunchtime to unveil the building which houses the university’s Engineering School.

Princess Anne met the vice-chancellor Mary Stuart and engineering tutors from across the faculty to open the new building which is being supported by Siemens.

The school is the first of its kind in the UK for 20 years and has already won a number of awards for its standard of teaching and ventures with large companies. Most recently, the school won a prestigious Lord Stafford ‘Open Collaboration’ award in November last year.

Students have been using the faculty to start the new selection of engineering courses which have been running in the new building since the start of the academic year. They have been given the chance to work alongside industry experts to prepare them for a career in the engineering industry.

Both undergraduate and postgraduate students will be able to take part in a number of different seminars and lectures across the building. These are then used by a number of research laboratories, engine and gas turbine testing facilities which are all equipped with industry standard equipment.

For more information about the new School of Engineering and to keep up to date with upcoming news and events visit their blog.

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