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Are you the Female Undergraduate of the Year?

We're searching UK universities to find the outstanding Female Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for students with a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record.

Announcing the 2021 finalists


A ten-week paid summer internship commencing June/July 2021, an Apple watch, Rolls-Royce branded gifts and a ‘day in the life of a senior female manager’, a fantastic opportunity to shadow a senior female manager for the day.


We are delighted to introduce the 2021 finalists for this award.

Anjali Devadasan | Imperial College London | Materials Science and Engineering

Aurora Birkeland | Cardiff University | Mathematics

Cleo Parker | University of Birmingham | Chemical Engineering

Eunice Kakanyera | University of Liverpool | Aerospace Engineering

Hannah Snowden | University of Nottingham | Product Design and Manufacture

Lowena Hull | University of Cambridge | Physical Natural Sciences

Maha Javed | University of Westminster, London | Smart Computer Systems

Niamh King | University of Strathclyde | Computer and Electronic Systems

Phoebe Rylatt | University of Nottingham | Mechanical Engineering

Rachael Andrews | University of Sheffield | Mechanical Engineering with German

What makes an award winner?

The winner of the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award will have well rounded life experience and a broad range of achievements. You will be:

  • commercially aware
  • a natural problem solver
  • driven, curious and courageous
  • a strong relationship builder
  • ready to be challenged
  • a great communicator

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer three questions set by Rolls-Royce.

Must be completed by 01.02.21

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit three online tests designed exclusively by our partner SHL.

Must be completed by 01.02.21

Submit by 01.02.21

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 1 February 2021.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 22 February 2021.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Rolls-Royce.

This will involve a virtual or face-to-face assessment centre on 25 and 26 February 2021.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 30 April 2021, where the award winners will be announced.

Rolls-Royce and the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award

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 50,000 people in over 46 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 encouraging a wider interest in science and engineering.

Why an award specifically for female undergraduates?

We work with schools and universities to encourage females to pursue a career in science, technology or engineering, ensuring that they have opportunities to maximise their potential. We hope the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award 2021 will help to celebrate the success of the many impressive females in this field and that it will also inspire young females considering their next steps and future careers.

Click here to find out more about us and our internship and graduate opportunities.

Entry criteria