Solihull pupil wins sponsored place at Birmingham City University

A Solihull pupil has won a sponsored undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University after taking top prize in this year’s Millennium Point Young Innovator award.

Abigail Lavercombe of St Martin’s Girls’ school was one of seven finalists who made a presentation focusing on science, technology and engineering with themes including nanotechnology, robotics, sustainability, future energy, feeding the world and space exploration.

The 18-year-old impressed the judges with “Urban Futures: Birmingham in 2065”. She now has a place on a three-year mechanical engineering degree at Birmingham City’s faculty of computing, engineering and the built environment, starting in September.

Abigail says: “It’s definitely a dream come true. Winning a sponsored degree now means I can pursue my passion for engineering and hopefully go on to have a rewarding career in that field.”

Abigail also won a summer placement with Millennium Point as part of her prize.

Pic: Winner Abigail Lavercombe will start a mechanical engineering degree at Birmingham City University this September

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