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4th December 2020

Ian Byrne, an Electrical Project Engineer at Briggs & Forrester Living and student at The City of Liverpool College, has been awarded this year’s Alfred Leung award for excellence in the field of Engineering.

Each year the Alfred Leung Award is awarded to the best building services student at the college and is named in honour of Dr Leung, who worked at the college for many years.

Before his untimely passing, Alfred, or ‘Alf’, was a close friend of the college, a committee member and regional chair for CIBSE Merseyside. He was dedicated to facilitating high achievement of students both past and present. The award ensures that his name will forever be synonymous with the high achievement of students of the future.

Dr Lynn Borthwick, Deputy Head of School Engineering and Logistics at The City of Liverpool College said, “It’s a great honour to have the award gifted to the college for one of our students to be recognised, it means a lot to my team, the whole department and the college.”



The recipient of this year’s award, Ian Byrne, studied on our HNC level 4 course in Building Services Engineering based at our Vauxhall Road campus. He became aware of the course early on in his career during his apprenticeship and decided to join the college many years later as an adult learner to complete his HNC.

When asked about the course, Ian said:

“My background is in electrical, and the building services pathway is more mechanical biased, so I wanted to develop my mechanical knowledge to enhance my career opportunities. To my surprise I really enjoyed the ‘dark side’ of mechanical design units and the construction management unit. The level of teaching was superb, my tutor was extremely supportive and had building services industry experience, which helped to answer numerous queries from a very inquisitive class.”

Congratulations to Ian and best of luck with your future career from everyone at The City of Liverpool College. Thank you also to the Leung family for dedicating such a meaningful award in Alfred’s name.

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