University of St Andrews

Congratulations to DGSD undergraduate student Paul Young

Thursday 28 November 2013

Department of Geography & Sustainable Development student awarded the Armourers and Brasiers' Placement of the Year award.

Paul Young was awarded the Armourers and Brasiers' Placement of the Year award. Paul wrote a report on his summer project at TATA Steel entitled: An investigation into the direct and indirect sources of fugitive discharge generating suspended solids in the Bottesford Beck, and the application of plausible best available technology (BAT).

He was shortlisted with three others into a final stage for the award and invited to give a presentation on his topic. Paul gave an online presentation using webex and subsequently was presented the award. The award includes a certificate, trophy and a cash prize. 

The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers was formed in 1322 to control the standards and quality in armour making, metalworking and to maintain high standards within the industry. The award is given to continue the tradition of metal working and technical education, the Company encourages young people to study Materials Science, Metallurgy and Engineering and to work in those fields after they have graduated.