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Middlesex students scoop medals at national skills competition

24th Dec 2013

Middlesex students scoop medals at national skills competition

Design Engineering Mohammed Yussuf with his silver medal


Elham Asaad Buaras

Three Middlesex University teams have bagged medals and been named as the UK’s most talented in their field in the finals of the WorldSkills UK National Competitions at ‘The Skills Show’ including Design Engineering student Mohammed Yussuf.

Middlesex students Calum Knott and John Peerless were awarded gold, with Denis Tsvetkov and Eduardo Adend picking up bronze in the mechatronics category. The Middlesex mobile robotics team, Mohammed Yusuf and Luke Bennett, scooped silver in their category.

The WorldSkills UK competition took place from November 14 to 16 at the NEC Birmingham at the Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event.

The 70 skills categories of the competition ranged from Forensic Science to Mechanical Engineering, and saw the Middlesex students compete among more than 700 students and apprentices.

In a statement to The Muslim News silver medallist Yussuf, 22, said: “The competition went well and in three of the four tasks we scored 100 percent, so it’s a great achievement. The award, in addition to my degree, will hopefully be a good way to kick start my career.”

Due to their success some of the Middlesex competitors will be eligible to compete for a place in the team that will represent the UK at WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015. The WorldSkills Competition takes place every two years in cities around the globe and is the largest international skills competition.

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