Intel FutureGen 2020 Winners Announced



Intel FutureGen is a leadership programme like no other. Designed and delivered by NSE and ESL, the programme aims to provide exceptional student leaders across the country with the industry access needed to kickstart their careers. 

We want to say a huge thanks to everyone that applied. The programme was far more competitive than expected with almost 90 applications submitted. Each submission comprised a 500 word written application supported by a short video in which applicants spoke passionately about what they wanted to get out of the FutureGen programme. 

Applications were reviewed over three days and whittled down to a shortlist of just 25. This shortlist was then put forward to a panel of seven industry judges representing different areas of the sector. The Intel FutureGen 2020 panel were:

Jon Tilbury 

Managing Director, NSE

Heather Dower
Marketing Director, ESL

Scott Gillingham
Gaming and Esports Lead, Intel

Helena Watson
Senior Publishing Manager, Riot Games

Tom Donegan
Fundraising and Communications Lead, SpecialEffect

Yinsu Collins
Sports and Esports Journalist

Michael ‘Gregan’ Ellis
Team Manager, Team Vitality

After six hours of deliberation at NSE’s head office in Holborn, the judges selected the successful ten candidates. We caught up with them afterwards to find out what made the final selection special for them.

In no particular order, we're thrilled to announce that the inaugural Intel FutureGen cohort of ten are as follows:

Vanessa Kim Pearson 

University of Hull, Chemical Engineering

Suki Harrison
University of Lincoln, Computer Science

Cheuk Lam Lam
Imperial College London, Aeronautical Engineering

Anisah Munim
University of Warwick, French and German

Jasper Bailey
University of St Andrews, Physics 

William Rice
University of Exeter, Mechanical Engineering

Julia Cwerz
BPP University, Legal Practice 

Aaron Koshy
University of Leeds, Medicine

Jack Fenton
University of Warwick, Language, Culture, and Communication

Tom Bagot
Swansea University, Materials Science & Engineering

The ten winners will be invited to attend three development events over the remainder of the academic year and we’re hugely excited to meet them. At every step in the journey, we’ll be sharing content across all of our channels to give those that didn’t make it the chance to benefit from the programme as well. Be sure to follow us on social on stay tuned.

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