Awarded as the best student

Best student of the year, first female winner and she is on a student contract with Framo.

Framo congratulate Anni Skåtun, from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, who has been elected "Best Student, Ocean Technology - class of 2019 –2022". Anni is the first female to win this award. 

​​​​​​​Prior to joining the Ocean Technology study at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), 23-year-old Anni was a technical apprentice (TAF) and did her internship period at Framo Fusa.

​​​​​​​Anni Skåtun. Photo: GCE Ocean TechnologyStood out
The award "Best Student, Ocean Technology" is granted to a student that has demonstrated excellent academic results and stood out by contributing to the community and helping develop professional and social aspects of the programme.

The award has been established by GCE Ocean Technology and Sparebank 1 SR-bank. It consists of a diploma and 15,000 Norwegian Kroner sponsored by SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, as well as honour and glory.

Anni Skåtun. Photo: GCE Ocean Technology

The award is presented every year at the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC), and Anni was handed the award at the UTC Marine Minerals seminar 14 June.

-One of Anni's main strengths is that she never gives up when she sets a goal. However, the most important skill is her positive attitude when faced with any situation, both in a social or academic context. She is very well liked by fellow students, and a very worthy winner of this price, says Tone Røkenes, Assistant Professor and Anni’s study coordinator at HVL to GCE Ocean Technology. Røkenes has followed Anni for three years.

Developed subsea part for TechnipFMC
​​​​​​​Anni is practical person, something she proved through her bachelor's thesis, that she wrote with two fellow students for TechnipFMC this semester. The three girls developed a subsea part that the company was so pleased with, that they intend to put the adapter into production in the near future.

Ingrid Skodvin Mjaatvedt (left), Anni Skåtun and Aurora Bondevik Loftesnes
worked together on their Bachelor thesis with TechnipFMC this semester. Photo: GCE Ocean Technology