Student from Biggleswade wins hat trick of awards

Philip Ingrey picks up best marks at university for a decade

Brainy Philip Ingrey has picked up a hat trick of awards from the University of Nottingham after achieving the highest mark in any subject in a decade.

Phil, 21 of Lavender Way in Biggleswade, managed a staggering 95 per cent average over his three-year joint honours course in electronic engineering and mathematics - the highest result since the current system of records began ten years ago.

And his academic excellence coupled with his conduct and personality netted him three prestigious awards from the university.

They were the Institution of Electrical Engineers Prize for the most outstanding final year student in the school of electrical and electronic engineering, the Tryfan Rogers Memorial Prize for the most outstanding graduating student in the school of mathematical sciences and the Marsden Prize for a student who as gained high distinction in examinations, and has throughout their university career shown exemplary conduct and outstanding character and personality.

Phil said: "I still don't quite believe the results are mine.

"As I grew up I always tried to follow my granddad's advice: 'If you try your best at something then you can be proud of your results'. I'm just glad I've found a subject that I enjoy and the marks are a very big bonus on top of that."

And his former schools are sure to be delighted by his success - Phil was featured in the Biggleswade Chronicle after achieving four A grade A-levels at Stratton, and also studied at Lawnside Lower and Edward Peake.

For the full story see the July 27 edition of the Biggleswade Chronicle.

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