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Award for Outstanding Achievement

Date Posted: 14/12/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

QE student, James Crossley, experienced an incredible evening at the UBS award ceremony in London. Pure Potential, the organisers of the event aim to raise the aspirations of sixth form students from state schools and help them achieve their full potential.  James was successfully nominated for an award for his excellent progress at College and his contribution to QE’s Future Engineers’ Scheme, particularly his involvement in the Greenpower project when a team of students built an electric car.

At QE James is studying A level Physics, Further Maths and Geography and has applied to study Engineering at Cambridge University.

James describes the evening:

‘It was an amazing experience. The event was in the UBS building, a tall spire of glass and steel that had an atmosphere of thriving business. Just seeing the inside such a hugely prestigious financial company was a privilege.

We heard from inspirational guest speakers, had networking sessions and of course there were the awards. It all made me realise that achievement is only as unreachable as you make it and that anyone at QE can do the same if they’re driven. Having the chance to learn and practise networking skills was extremely useful and gave me more confidence for upcoming university interviews.

I am so grateful for being given this opportunity and hope that other QE students are able to do the same.’