Engineering students in pole position for Hong Kong

07 April 2015

Engineering students in pole position for Hong Kong

The CIOB team: Mark Phillipson, with students Ross Anderson, Dale Mason, Douglas Ferguson and Eugene Atiso

A team of GCU engineering students will once again be heading to Hong Kong for the final of the CIOB Global Student Challenge.

Over the past five weeks, more than 30 student teams from across the globe have been battling it out as they bid to reach this year’s final, which will take place between July 8-11.

The competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building, develops leadership skills by challenging students to run their own construction company in a simulated environment using software developed by Loughborough University.

GCU’s Team Saltire enters the final in pole position after a preliminary six elimination rounds. The team consists of Building Services Engineering students Ross Anderson, Dale Mason, Douglas Ferguson and Eugene Atiso.

This is the second year GCU has had a team in the final. Last year, students Ewan McLean, Hania Klinge, James Reid and Stuart Anderson helped GCU finish as top UK university, and second overall.

Loughborough University are the only other UK University to make the Hong Kong final.

Module Leader and team coach Mark Phillipson, who will travel to Hong Kong with the students, said: “I am delighted and so proud of our students placing first in the qualification. It confirms what we already knew in that our best students are as good as any globally.”

 

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