South West College's Matilda May scoops Student of the Year accolade

South West College (SWC) civil engineering student, Matilda May Beattie, has received a top accolade at the recent annual 2018 Plant & Civil Engineer Magazine Awards.

Matilda May, from Plumbridge Road, was presented with the prestigious ‘Student of the Year’ award, sponsored by Topcon, during a glittering ceremony, compered by television and radio sports presenter Adrian Logan, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast.

The ceremony was organised by the Hillsborough-based publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer, 4SM (NI) Ltd and was attended by hundreds of guests and leading figures from the plant, construction and quarry industries. With 14 separate categories, the event is widely regarded as Ireland’s premier platform of recognition for those operating across all sectors of the industry.

Commenting on the shortlisted students, the judges commented: “All our finalists achieved a distinction in their year of study, they all achieved over 400 hours of placement and provided an excellent record of their work during their Foundation Years. All had impeccable references. However, on top of the normal duties Matilda May Beattie impressed us on a number of other fronts and is a worthy winner of this award.”

Full report in this week's Tyrone Constitution...

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