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Tiegan graduates with a first in Motorsport Engineering


15.07.2019

Congratulations to Tiegen Lillicrap who has today graduated with a first class BEng degree in Motorsport Engineering from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Tiegen Lillicrap

Originally from Devon, 21 year-old Tiegan has always had a keen interest in motorsport so studying this particular course at UWTSD in Swansea was a perfect way of combining her love for the sport whilst gaining an academic qualification.

“All my family are motorsport mad and as a result I’ve been into it since I was little,” said Tiegan.

“I’m also a qualified Motorsport UK scrutineer - working for the governing body of British Motorsport. So it made perfect sense to get the qualifications needed to progress further into this industry,” she adds.

“And I’m so proud to be part of it. In my experience, motorsport is one of few places where people are treated as equal. You compete on a level playing field and the car does the talking!

Tiegen, who studied A Levels in Maths, Physics and French, is hoping to secure a job as a customer support engineer for a race team.

“I came to UWTSD because it has a fantastic reputation for motorsport. I was originally on the BSc course, but as I progressed, transferred to BEng,” she said.

“There are 21 students on our course and we’re such a great and close team. Our tutor Tim Tudor has been a fantastic support throughout. I would definitely recommend the course, and would say to would-be students thinking of joining us – make sure you work hard, especially putting extra work in the second year, as it makes the third year easier. And Enjoy it.

“The placements are amazing, I got to spend 6 weeks at Historic Motorsport South West Ltd – allowing me to put into practice what I had learnt as well as a real insight into the work needed to succeed. Networking within the industry is also important. Get involved, get to know people in the industry.”

For more information on the Motorsport degree programmes offered at UWTSD, please visit https://uwtsd.ac.uk/beng-motorsport-engineering/

 

Further Information

 

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies by emailing sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk / 01267 676908 / 07449 998476