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Student makes the Spanish Nova 111 Student List

Eugenia Beldarrain Gutierrez (Balliol 2018), a fourth-year engineering undergraduate, has been recognised as one of the top 10 students across Spain in the ‘Civil, Other Engineering & Technology’ category of the Nova 111 Student List.

Eugenia Beldarrain, 4th year Engineering student

Eugenia Beldarrain Gutierrez, fourth-year engineering undergraduate.

Nova is a by-invitation-only global talent network that connects the top 3% of talent. The Nova 111 Student List is an annual publication that selects the top 111 Spanish students aged 18-25 that show the highest potential across 11 different disciplines. The list identifies students who have had achievements and aims to assist in supporting them to make positive impact in the future.

'It is a great honour to have been recognised as a top-talent in Spain, I look forward to seeing what may come from this achievement.'  

More than 1600 candidates were nominated for the 2022 awards. The process consists of several different steps, including references from past mentors or bosses, and an interview. Then, a jury of recognised industry leaders and talent experts choose the 10 students who make it to the list for each category. The selected talents get access to perks and benefits designed to accelerate their development and impact on the world, including being invited to exclusive sessions with professionals in their discipline.

Eugenia said: 'It is a great honour to have been recognised as a top-talent in Spain. I would like to thank my personal tutor from Balliol, Dr Brian Tang, as well as my third-year project supervisor Professor Min Chen from the Engineering Department, for supporting me in my application to the Nova 111 Student List for 2022. I look forward to seeing what may come from this achievement.'

Eugenia lived in Spain until she finished school, and then moved to Oxford for her university studies. She is currently working on her final-year project, which is in Machine Learning and is titled 'Figure-Ground Analysis for Segmentation Methods’. She holds the Lubbock Scholarship at Balliol.

See the full list of awards here