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How Des is supporting his alma mater

Aussie alumnus supports future generations of engineers

Man in drivers seat of delorean with door open
Des at St Malachy's College Belfast


Des Clarke, now living in Australia, visits Queen’s every few years, catching up on events and news around campus.

As well as supporting Queen’s through a gift in his will, Des has kindly helped to fund projects of particular interest to him over the years.

A recent gift enabled the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to develop an activity pack for local school pupils which helped demonstrate the basics of electricity. The schools were also delighted to have the opportunity to see the University’s electric DeLorean car.

Des, an avid car enthusiast, presented the activity pack to pupils from his former school, St Malachy’s College, Belfast, saying:

"I am inspired to see how my gift is helping to bring together my old school and my alma mater. The pupils here will benefit from learning about the real-life application of engineering and electricity, and hopefully be inspired to consider an education and a career in this area.”