Are you the Female Undergraduate of the Year?

Entry criteria

We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding female undergraduate of the year. We're looking for a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record.

To enter you must:

  • be a female undergraduate student at a UK university 
  • be in your penultimate year of a 3 year degree, or second or penultimate year of a 4 year degree, and not graduate until at least 2016
  • be expecting at least a 2.1.
  • have the right to work in the UK after graduation
  • be available to accept a 2015 summer internship with Rolls-Royce

Applications from any degree discipline are welcome, however Rolls-Royce encourage applicants from those studying supply chain, engineering, manufacturing and languages.

Closing date for entries is 4 February 2015.

Awards ceremony takes place on 24 April 2015 at Canary Wharf, London.

How do I win?


It’s not easy to win the Undergraduate of the Year Award and competition will be fierce. The process is demanding and only the truly outstanding and committed will make it to the last ten. There are three stages that you’ll have to get through.

Read more about last years winner, Courtney Gill's summer at Rolls Royce.

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and the Female Undergraduate of the Year

Our people are our power. Their pride in what Rolls-Royce has achieved, their commitment to delivering excellence to our customers, and their vision of what we can achieve in the future are all fundamental to our continued success. We're a global organisation, employing over 55,000 people in 45 countries, and we've spent the past 100 years building a reputation for technical innovation and excellence.

The relentless innovation of the Group's products makes it imperative that we have the best workforce in the business. To ensure this, we seek to create a diverse and inclusive working environment that attracts and retains talented people, enhances flexibility and motivation, and encourages involvement in the ongoing success of our company. We are also committed to developing our people's skills through a range of world-class training programmes, and to encouraging a wider interest in science and engineering.

We work with schools and universities to encourage females and ensure that they have every opportunity to maximise their potential - not only in engineering and manufacturing but across all subjects and skills.

We hope the female undergraduate of the year 2015 will help to celebrate the success of the many impressive females in further education and that it will also inspire young females considering their next steps and future careers.

Previous winner

Courtney Gill, Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Courtney successfully captained the University Golf Team this year to a strong victory against Oxford and serves as Vice-President of the Osprey's (Blues Sporting Society). Courtney is the Alumni Director of Cambridge's Finance and Investment Society and was selected as a Deutsche Bank Scholar. She has spent the last two summers teaching in Hong Kong and Thailand and served as Chapel Warden of Trinity College. Courtney loves to ski, swim and play nearly all sports. She also enjoys travelling to exotic places and learning new languages.