Putting Something Back

Presentation Judge at Formula Student

Dr. Considine has supported the Formula Student event as a judge for the Business Presentations since 2003.

“While ostensibly about the design and production of a single-seater racing car, Formula Student is actually more about building future engineering talent, not just in design and manufacture, but in many of the management, marketing and people skills so vital in the modern world, across all sectors of employment.”

“It provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate their skills, enthusiasm,  ingenuity and commitment to engineering excellence, and for industry to foster close links with academia to develop the people attributes they need for future success.”
The business presentations are a crucial part of the overall Formula Student event. The teams present the business case for manufacturing their car to a “board” of senior industry people and receive feedback (and points!) on their presentation.
Dr Considine said “Formula Student is great fun and hard work – a brilliant combination that really helps the students to learn from the event.”

Visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham

Dr. Considine has been a visiting lecture to the University of Birmingham within the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1996.

He has supported the annual lecture series on Case Studies in Engineering Project Management designed to provide a real-life flavour and delivered by director-level engineering managers. He has delivered an introduction to Project Management lecture based upon a one week PM course that he facilitated many times in an industrial engineering company.

The course is taken by final year BEng students and penultimate year MEng students.

Dr Considine said “This is a stimulating and thought-provoking environment where the students ask searching questions and demand intelligent answers. I get considerable personal satisfaction from these annual lectures and enjoy my policy of feeding something back to the younger generation of engineers.”