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GCU Racing Society wins award for “Best New Society” at the Students’ Association STAR Awards

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:19:00 BST
The main aim of the society is to compete in the Formula Students UK competition
The main aim of the society is to compete in the Formula Students UK competition

GCU Student’s Association has recently held their annual STAR Awards – with 14 winners declared on a night of celebrating student success!

The award for “Best New Society” was given to the GCU Racing Society; formed by students who have an interest in motor racing and manufacturing.

The main aim of the society is to compete in the Formula Students UK (FSUK) competition; a challenge which asks students to design and manufacture a prototype of a race car.

The society entered the competition in December and is the first team in GCU to do so.

1st year Mechanical Systems Engineering student and member of the society, Jake Tsang was delighted that they received the award. He said: “I am happy we managed to win the Best New Society award. Members of the society have been hard at work to create a competitive race car with the goal of competing in this year’s Formula Student event.”

He added: “I have an interest in Motorsport and I thought it would be a great opportunity to gain different skills and knowledge from working with other engineering students on one big project. It has been an enjoyable experience for me and we are currently hosting online events to involve other Scottish formula student teams during the current pandemic.”

As well as working on the race car, members of the society also plan on hosting social events throughout the year. Jake said: “We plan to start manufacturing of our entry car for the 2021 season of Formula Student.

We also plan to take the steps to adhere to social distancing rules and continue social events such as pub nights, go-karting and paintballing for our members.”

The society are also hosting a two-weekly online-race event which involves students from different universities. The races can be viewed here

The STAR Awards is an annual event held by GCU Students Association to celebrate students' hard work and dedication throughout the year. For more see here.

To find out more about the GCU Racing Society, see here

 

By Rachael McAlonan

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