Class of 2018: Pole Position for trio on track to success

Released: Monday 9th July 2018 at 09:18

Ed Wilding, James Spiby and Stephen McGuire graduated from the University of Sunderland on Friday, and they already have their careers off to a roaring start.

Ed studied a BEng in Automotive Engineering, James, a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, and Stephen, a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. All three spent their undergraduate years working with Formula Student (FS).

The University of Sunderland’s FS team, Sun Racing, which competes against 130 other international universities, design and manufacture their own single seat car at the University-run Industry Centre.

With a turnaround time from concept to having the car on track shorter in timescale than what is expected in Formula One, it is a challenge, but one that is seen as beneficial to Sunderland students who have degrees based in the automotive sector.

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