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SERC Engineering Students Celebrate NI Awards for “Cutting Edge”

A team of engineering students from South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Bangor Campus are celebrating scooping the Overall Sector Award and Entrepreneur Award in the FE Colleges NI Project Based Learning Awards 2019.  

Lecturer Aine McGreeghan said, “We are delighted that students, Adam Dorrian, Katlyn Taylor, Hannah Dunwoody and Joshua Galbraith, have won both the Overall Sector and Entrepreneur awards; beating off competition from across Northern Ireland.

“The engineering students set up an innovative student company called Cutting Edge which designs and manufactures a range of quirky, decorative and functional items based on iconic landmarks in Northern Ireland with a touch of tongue in cheek humour.

She added “Cutting Edge have also successfully produced high quality bespoke designs for a host of external customers and in doing so have developed the right skills, attitudes and behaviours for the future whilst having fun and learning – testament to the effectiveness of Project Based Learning.”

Cutting Edge, the student company is managed by the students, steered by Lecturer Aine McGreeghan with support from the College’s Entrepreneur Club. SERC have developed a 12-step Project Based Learning process which uses industry focused projects to help students learn more effectively.   It is used across all vocational areas at SERC and helps prepare students for the world of work and encourages entrepreneurship.

For further information on SERC’s Student Companies visit

South Eastern Regional College are hosting part-time open evenings, 4.00pm – 8.00pm on Wednesday 5 June at Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards Campuses. Enrol now and transform your future with a part-time course #BetterOffAtSERC

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