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Bristol undergraduate among the UK’s 'best and brightest'

Joe Webber (right) with Alex Hodgson, Group Head of Health and Safety at Smiths News PLC

Joe Webber (right) accepts his prize from Alex Hodgson, Group Head of Health and Safety at Smiths News PLC

18 December 2013

Joe Webber, an engineering design student in the Department of Engineering Mathematics, has won a special award at the TARGETjobs National Student Challenge for the UK’s best and brightest university students.

The TARGETjobs National Student Challenge, run in partnership with Siemens and organised by TARGETjobs Events, took place earlier this month in London. Webber was awarded a special prize for initiative and responsibility by partner company Smiths News PLC.

More than 4,000 students registered for the challenge from 149 different universities. They came from every degree subject and took a lengthy online intelligence test designed by testing experts Cut-e and the 60 with the highest scores were invited to the final stage. They took part in a variety of practical tests, including individual and group exercises devised by Cut-e and the partner organisations to test their decision making, creativity and business awareness. The exercises were based on the challenges they will face at assessment centres in their final year.

The TARGETjobs National Student Challenge was organised in partnership with Siemens (headline partner) and eBay, Smiths News PLC, Cognizant, BDO and Norton Rose Fulbright. The initiative aims to help UK businesses identify talented leaders of the future.