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:
Managing Director, NSE
Marketing Director, ESL
Gaming and Esports Lead, Intel
Senior Publishing Manager, Riot Games
Fundraising and Communications Lead, SpecialEffect
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
University of Lincoln, Computer Science
Cheuk Lam Lam
Imperial College London, Aeronautical Engineering
University of Warwick, French and German
University of St Andrews, Physics
University of Exeter, Mechanical Engineering
BPP University, Legal Practice
University of Leeds, Medicine
University of Warwick, Language, Culture, and Communication
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.