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Armourers & Brasiers' awards open for entries

09 December 2016
STEM Ambassador of the Year 2016, Catherine Condie
STEM Ambassador of the Year 2016, Catherine Condie, receives her award from Peter Bateman, Esq., Armourers & Brasiers' Company

Applications are being invited for the Armourers & Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust’s annual awards, which confer recognition and cash prizes to worthy students and individuals involved in outreach.

The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers is a City of London livery company dating back to 1322. Through its charity, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust, it supports education and research in materials science and metallurgy through award schemes that recognise outstanding individual achievements in engineering.

In partnership with The Welding Institute, the trust is offering a range of prizes for outstanding PhD, BEng/BSc and MSc students and the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Ambassador of the Year, as well as travel awards to enable students to attend events in relation to their degrees. Cash prizes of £1000, £750 and £500 are being offered to the winners.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • STEM Ambassador of the Year
  • PhD Student of the Year
  • BEng/BSc Student of the Year
  • MSc Student of the Year
  • Travel awards

To enter, applicants must submit a short report highlighting their achievements and contributions, along with an endorsement from their employer or academic supervisor explaining the role the nominee played, and the impact their contribution has made

Applicants for the travel awards should explain in their application how attendance at a particular conference relevant to their studies would allow them to gain beneficial academic and networking experience.

If you think you, or someone you know, is eligible for one of these awards, email your submission to or post it to TWI Awards, The Membership Office, TWI Ltd, Granta Park, Cambridge CB21 6AL.

The closing date for entries is Friday 31 March 2017. Winners will be invited to receive their awards at the TWI Annual Dinner at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on 20 June 2017.

Francisco Anes-Arteche, who is studying towards a degree with Brunel University London at TWI, was one of the students awarded a travel grant in the 2016 awards. The additional funding meant he was able to attend EUROCORR 2016 in Montpellier.

Francisco said: 'EUROCORR was a total success and a great opportunity to meet new people and experts in my research field. I would like to encourage students to apply for this Travel award from the Armours & Brasiers' Company. In my experience, this is one of the best experiences during my PhD, and it can be the same for you.'

If you would like more details or have questions about the awards, contact us.

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