Latest News From Across The Region

University of Sheffield crowned second British winners of Formula Student

Team Sheffield Formula Racing fended off fierce competition from multiple teams at the annual Formula Student Event held at Silverstone between the 21st - 25th July.

The team joins 2017 winners Cardiff University as the only British winners of the competition so far, which sees teams design, build and run single seater cars, with events designed to test their vehicle and their engineering knowledge in formal presentations.

Owing to difficulties accessing workshops, the rules were amended to enable vehicles from one and two years of development to compete this year.

“Congratulations to all the teams who were able to make it to this year’s event in difficult circumstances, especially the winners from University of Sheffield,” said Andrew Deakin, Chairman of Formula Student. “We hope everyone who participated enjoyed the experience and look forward to welcoming all teams back to Silverstone for 2022.”

For further details and a full list of this year's results and award winners, click here.



University of Huddersfield win IMechE Railway Challenge 2021

Now in its tenth successive year, the Railway Challenge tasks teams of students, apprentices and young professionals to follow a system engineering process to develop, build and test a railway locomotive that meets specific competition objectives.

We are delighted to announce that the University of Huddersfield’s HudRail team are overall winners of the 2021 Railway Challenge, with the Railway Challenge at Sheffield (RCAS) team from the University of Sheffield taking the runners-up spot and the Alstom & University of Derby team in third place.

IMechE Education Programme Operations Manager Jelena Gacesa notes that "The 2021 Railway Challenge honoured the work of students, apprentices and young professionals in the most challenging of circumstances. Together we celebrated their resilience, problem solving acumen and innovative solutions; reinforcing the importance of practical engineering skills in an increasingly virtual world."

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