Abbey Gate College – former pupil’s success in SET Awards

18 Oct 2012

We are pleased to announce that, in a competition that is open to university students across Europe, Phil Kingsley, former Head Boy at Abbey Gate College, has won the award for ‘Best Information Technology Student of the Year’ in the prestigious SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Awards .
The awards provide a showcase for educational excellence by publicly recognising the exceptional achievements of both students and universities. They are presented at a spectacular ceremony at Kensington Town Hall, London and they brought together hundreds of technology students and academics, as well as senior figures from industry, government, science and the media.
Phil was chosen to receive the award from nearly 500 applicants and his selection recognises his work during his degree at the University of Bristol, where he gained a First Class MEng in Engineering Mathematics. Phil’s final year project, which can be viewed at , won him this much coveted award and he is pictured with his university supervisor, Dr Jonathon Rossiter.
Phil left Abbey Gate College in 2008 with A grades in all 4 of his subjects (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) and an A grade is his A/S level ICT. In fact in his Physics A level, Phil only dropped 3 marks from the 6 modules taken, scoring an impressive 597/600 and this mark ensured he scored one of the highest marks in the country. Following a number of job offers, Phil is now working for IPL, which is a Software Engineering Consultancy Firm, as a Junior Programmer.
Everyone at the College would like to take this opportunity to say well done to Phil and wish him well with his future IT career.