25 September 2012
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been awarded the prestigious Happold Brilliant Award 2012 in recognition of the School of Engineering and Built Environment’s industry-relevant programmes and high quality of teaching.
The sought after engraved Happold Brilliant crystal chalice and a £1,000 cheque will be presented at the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) President’s Awards dinner at the Royal Society in London next month.
The School was praised for developing Masters programmes that cover a broad range of services in engineering and environmental fields, as well as for establishing courses to match the changing needs and expectations of industry. The School also won praise for its ongoing input from practising engineers, which contributes to the on-going development of modules.
Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Professor Douglas Greenhalgh, said: “The School is fortunate to enjoy a strong reputation for its work in construction and our contribution to educating students and professionals. We have professional and dedicated staff who are actively engaged with many of the sector’s key companies. This award recognises the efforts of all our staff and I am absolutely delighted that the School is to receive this award.”
The Happold Brilliant award recognises excellence in the teaching of building services engineering. It is administered by the CIBSE and has been running since 1996, inspired by the late Ted Happold who wanted to raise awareness of the contribution that a quality education can bring to the work, values and ideas of the engineers of the future.
The Happold Trust charity was set up to promote education, training and research in the construction industry fields of engineering, design, technology and architecture.