Bellshill student Declan engineers a top award

BRIGHT SPARK . . . Declan with Ali Stripling of EDF Energy and The Right Honourable Michael Portillo, who presented the awards.
BRIGHT SPARK . . . Declan with Ali Stripling of EDF Energy and The Right Honourable Michael Portillo, who presented the awards.

A BELLSHILL student has been named Low Carbon Undergraduate of the Year.

Declan Bryans, an applied chemistry and chemical engineering student at the University of Strathclyde, was awarded the title at the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

The award, sponsored by EDF Energy, was launched to find the UK’s most promising engineering, technology or science student, and attracted over 200 entries.

Declan was one of 10 taken through to the final, held at Canary Wharf, and as well as receiving the impressive accolade, he has also scooped a summer placement with EDF Energy.

He said: “I am so overwhelmed. I am extremely excited to carry out my placement and I am looking forward to learning some new skills to further my future career.”

Clare Cousins, Future Capability and Early Careers specialist at EDF Energy, added: “We were very impressed with Declan. He has been very motivated throughout the process and has a genuine interest in what we do.

“We are delighted to be able to offer him a placement with us.”