Bracknell, 17th May 2013: Redwood Technologies has pledged its support to King’s College London by backing the foundation of a new academic prize. ‘The Redwood Technologies Prize for Best Performance in MSc Telecommunications and Internet Technology’, funded by Redwood, will recognise the work of outstanding students at the College’s world-renowned Institute of Telecommunications.
From September 2013, the Redwood prize will be awarded to the student achieving the best overall performance in the King’s College London MSc Telecommunications and Internet Technology course. Named by the Board of Examiners for the Institute of Telecommunications, the chosen recipient will be formally presented with their prize before their peers at an annual ceremony held in November.
At each year’s prize giving ceremony, the winner of the award is to be honoured with a trophy, decorated with the King’s College London crest, as well as a personalised silver medal engraved with their name. The chosen winner will also be rewarded for their accomplishments on the course with prize money to the sum of £1000.
Redwood’s donation to King’s has also been matched by sister company, Content Guru, with the money from this contribution used to set up another prize: ‘The Content Guru Prize for Best Performance in Strategic Management’.
“We are delighted that Redwood Technologies has decided to support the College by backing the foundation of this new award,” said Professor Hamid Aghvami, Director of the Institute of Telecommunications at King’s College London. “Every year, the Institute of Telecommunications works with gifted students from around the world as they undertake world-leading research at the college. This award will enable the College to support these individuals and help them realise their full potential.”
“I’m delighted on a personal level as I was a student at King’s and Professor Aghvami (Dr Aghvami in my day) was my tutor. He is a great motivator and the guidance he gave and the knowledge gained from his department continue to help me in my job today.” said Sean Taylor, Managing Director at Redwood Technologies.
“At a wider level, over the last 185 years, King’s College London graduates have had a profound impact on the development of science and technology as we know it today. We hope that the foundation of the Redwood Prize will help to inspire the next generation of King’s students to carry on this tradition, keeping King’s College London at the forefront of technological innovation for many years to come.”