Edinburgh Napier students win top skills prize

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TWO Capital students have struck gold in a national skills competition.

Edinburgh Napier engineering students Meghann Butler and Tim Graham took the top prize at this year’s World Skills UK event.

The third-year students excelled in the Industrial Control section of the three-day technical challenge after being invited to compete in the competition, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

Tim, who is from Dewartown in Midlothian, said: “I was so surprised to win – the three days were a great learning experience.”

The pair were awarded with laptops from Siemens, with the company’s Scottish business development manager David Richardson attending a presentation at the university’s Merchiston campus.

Their lecturer James McWhinnie said: “This is a great achievement for the students and for the university.

“It was a great opportunity to be invited by Siemens to take part in the competition and to represent Scotland on a national stage.”