The Survey School 2018 Graduates Take Home the Prizes - 05/09/2018

Prize-winning graduates of the TSA Surveying Course were presented with their awards and cash prizes at the annual leavers’ ceremony held at Worcester Racecourse.

Among the 31 graduates were two students from Abu Dhabi, who travelled to Worcester specifically for the hands-on training in the principles of surveying provided at The Survey School. Nine students gained distinctions, and prizes, based on assignment results, exam marks and overall observations by the tutors, were given to four for outstanding achievement.

Jointly sponsored by The Survey Association (TSA) and Leica Geosystems, the Best Student Award went to Eurig Price who achieved an enviable 99% in his final exam. Tutor at The Survey School, Andrew Crumpler, said “Eurig came on this course from a machine control background and carrying out topographical surveys was new to him. He has worked extremely hard and applied himself to his studies with some outstanding pieces of work.”

Sponsored by TSA, the recipient of the Vice-President’s Award was Jack Dods of Network Rail who was commended for his exceptionally high standard of work and efficient organisation.

Rafe Holmes of WYG Group was presented with the Chartered ICES prize for Best Assignment for his ‘first class’ surveying and setting out a design for a new housing estate and access road.

To demonstrate their support for the TSA Course, an additional prize for this year was awarded by RICS for the Best Measured Building Assignment. Successful completion of the course counts towards AssocRICS membership. The first winner was Steven Smith of IIC Technologies who was applauded for his very clear explanation of the laser scan surveying process and how to get the best results.

TSA Surveying Course 49 starts on 3 September 2018 and Course 50 on 19 November 2018. For full details and shorter technical courses on specific topics, visit

This article was published in Geomatics World September/October 2018

Last updated: 25/05/2020