FSE trio reach Undergraduate of the Year final

Three students from The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) have been named among the finalists of the 2022 targetjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

To be held on Friday, 29 April at a prestigious awards ceremony in London, the event - now in its 13th year - brings together prominent employers and talented undergraduates for 12 diverse awards.

A total of 120 student finalists have been selected from almost 4,000 applicants, with all entrants required to complete an application, an online assessment with situational, numerical and inductive reasoning tests, and a range of interview stages.

From Manchester, Jacques Burgess (aerospace engineering) has been shortlisted for the Excellence through Adversity Undergraduate of the Year 2022; Jesy Luyengi (mathematics and related) is a finalist for the Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year 2022; and Aneesa Riaz (electrical engineering) is up for the Undergraduate of the Year Celebrating Neurodiverse Talent 2022.

Each of the 12 awards are partnered by a prominent graduate recruiter, which provides prizes for the winner - including a paid internship, trips abroad, and other exclusive opportunities.

Among the partners are employers and professional bodies including the likes of AECOM, CIMA, Clifford Chance, Clyde and Co, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, HSBC, Rolls-Royce, Sky and Skyscanner.

The quality of students this year was the highest targetjobs has seen so far in the competition, with even those not making it to the final stage being celebrated by the award partners. It is clear to see that this year no matter the winners of each category, all the finalists have made themselves and their families proud to have got this far.


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