Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton inspires Engineering student
Published Thursday 20th January 2011
A talented Engineering student from The University of Northampton had the chance to meet former Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, thanks to a partnership between the University and Santander.
Richard Harvey, a final year BSc (Hons) Engineering student, was selected to meet Lewis and ask questions at a special event held recently at Santander's Milton Keynes office.
I was invited to represent The University of Northampton and meet Lewis Hamilton at an event organised by Santander. It was an honour to meet one of the best Formula 1 drivers around, and he was very entertaining and informative, cracking jokes as well as giving detailed answers.
He answered questions set to him by university students from all over the UK. It was an experience I will never forget and will continue to brag about for years to come!Richard Harvey, a final year BSc (Hons) Engineering student
In his second year at The University of Northampton, Richard undertook a student placement year via the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP) and scored top marks on both placements; with Intelligent Platforms in Towcester and ARA (Aircraft Research Association) in Bedford. He also won the Alan Casey Award (the former BSC Engineering programme leader) in September 2010, given to the highest achieving student in a work placement. He has subsequently been offered full-time employment by ARA.
The University of Northampton is entering the third year of an annual agreement with the Santander Universities scheme which supplies philanthropic support for students and staff and helps with the development of partnership programmes with other universities.