MSE alumnus awarded Sir Henry Royce medal

Former MSE student Sally Nicholson, who graduated in 2008 with a First Class Honours MEng degree in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, has been awarded the Sir Henry Royce Medal for Young Professionals.  The award is given by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and recognises Sally’s achievements in the engineering field since her graduation.

Sally was accepted onto National Grid’s Sponsored Student Scheme at the start of her studies at Newcastle and joined the company on a full-time basis on their graduate development programme after she graduated in 2008.  She is leading a number of investment teams as a power systems engineer, looking at different system and technology options for connecting new wind farms to the National Grid.

“Winning the Sir Henry Royce Medal has been an amazing experience for me; it has inspired me and given me the confidence to drive my career forward and has opened up several different volunteering opportunites in the engineering sector,” said Sally.  In particular she hopes to become involved in encouraging youngsters to consider a career in engineering.

published on: 12th June 2012