Awards and Cash Prizes for Survey School’s Top Graduates

Graduation Day 2019 at The Survey School

The highest performing students on the TSA Surveying Course at The Survey School, were announced at the annual graduation ceremony at Worcester Racecourse.

The hard work of 23 students on TSA Surveying Course 45, 46 and 47 was celebrated, with four graduates named as this year’s prize winners for outstanding achievement.

All the prizes are based on assignment results, exam marks and the overall observations of the tutors.

The recipients of the Best Student Award, the CICES Best Assignment Award and the RICS Best Measured Building Assignment Award are all employed by Laser Surveys Ltd, a TSA Member company since 1996.

Jointly sponsored by The Survey Association (TSA) and Leica Geosystems, the Best Student Award went to Samuel Grimes.

Tutor at The Survey School, Andrew Crumpler commented, ‘’Sam has done extremely well on all aspects of this course. He has the mathematical ability, coupled with the theoretical understanding and the ability to realise this in the field.”

From left, TSA President Adam Bradley with Best Student Award winner, Samuel Grimes.

Sponsored by TSA, the Vice-President’s Award went to Jessica Hurp of Evolution Surveys Ltd, who was commended for her attention to detail, her care and the hard work she put into the course.

Eight students were in the running for the Chartered ICES prize for Best Assignment, with Zoe Hundley of Laser Surveys Ltd winning out for her consistently high standard of work and producing ‘a model’ Block 3 Intersection and Resection assignment.

RICS Best Measured Building Assignment required students to produce a measured building survey with floor plans, an elevation and a cross section.

Alexander Cox of Laser Surveys Ltd drew high praise from his tutors for the level of detail included in his elevation and the first-class standard of his work.

Sue Stewart, Director at Laser Surveys Ltd commented, “We are so proud of Zoe, Alex and Sam and their brilliant achievements. The awards are in recognition of the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm that they have put into their studies over the past two years.

“The TSA Surveying Course encompasses the core knowledge required for surveying today and gives an excellent base to enable them to grow their technical and practical skills even further as they progress their careers.”

The Survey School has trained some 400 students to a professional standard since the TSA Course in Surveying was launched, nearly 20 years ago and is recognised by industry and employers as the UK’s premier commercial training centre for the education of land surveyors.

Successful completion of the TSA Surveying Course counts towards AssocRICS membership.

Block 1 of TSA Surveying Course 52 commences on 9 September and places are still available. For details and booking information on this and the shorter technical courses on specific topics, see the School’s website. www.surveyschool.org.uk

About The Survey Association
The Survey Association was formed in 1979 and now has private survey company members in all areas of geomatics. TSA represents members on a wide variety of initiatives including the Survey Liaison Group, the GEO Business Show, Defra Flood Forum, BSI drafting panels, the UK BIM Alliance and continual Government lobbying. TSA is governed by a Council of 12, elected from the Full Member companies. A full-time Secretariat, based in Newark-on-Trent, runs the operational side of the Association.

About The Survey School
In May 2014, TSA took over the running of the Survey School in Worcester. The TSA Surveying Course, written by TSA in 2001 to address the chronic shortage of survey training in the UK, continues to go from strength to strength. TSA is committed to training the next generation of surveyors and is expanding the number of short courses available at the School. TSA has also offered a Student Bursary to students in their second year at Newcastle University since 2011.