Brum slam dunks it!

Article by Kerry Hebden

Hosts Birmingham win this year’s Frank Morton sports day

DUBBED the biggest event on the chemical engineering calendar, this year’s Frank Morton Sport’s Day was hosted by the University of Birmingham, and in what is unlikely to be a surprise to those familiar with the event, the hosts also won. Again.

With more wins than any other team in the last 38 years, the University of Birmingham beat second place Imperial College and third place Sheffield, to lift the event’s coveted trophy (sponsored by IChemE).

The event, which this year saw teams compete in skiing for the first time, also saw industry representatives participate in sports instead of hosting the usual career fair. Apparently, according to sources, AstraZeneca field a decent dodgeball team.

“Although we had fewer students attend this year compared with when we last hosted the sport’s day (before Covid), I would say a great time was had by everyone. Thank you to everyone who joined us this year, and for making it a wonderful event as always,” said Rhiannon Thomas, a chemical engineering Master’s student at the University of Birmingham, and co-chair of the event.

Ed Barnard at the Environment Agency said: “The Environment Agency were delighted to sponsor the event and support the continuation of a tradition that our own chemical engineers look back on with good memories. We want to encourage the next generation of chemical engineers to dedicate their skills to protecting the environment and industrial sustainability as we have in our careers.”

Images from the day

Article by Kerry Hebden

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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