It’s countdown time for Imogen Gore studying Real Estate at Nottingham Trent who, alongside nine other built environment degree students from across the UK, is preparing to face the judges in the Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards. Imogen has already triumphed in the Midlands heat, when she presented course work and answered questions before a regional judging panel.
Now, with the national Final just a week away (Wednesday 21st September at Claridge’s), Imogen must sharpen her knowledge of the property and construction industry as she vies for the 2016 title.
The Awards, now in their tenth year, involved 86 students, representing 47 Universities from across the UK. The degree students, who are nominated by their lecturers, are studying a wide range of built environment disciplines including architecture, civil engineering, surveying, planning, interior design and construction management. From the original 86, only ten make it through to the Final.
Lisa-Jane Risk, National Chairman of WiP, said: “We launched the Awards ten years ago to celebrate the wealth of talent in our Universities and to encourage more young women to follow a career in property and construction.
“Over this time, established industry professionals, including myself, have been wowed, humbled and inspired by the skill, enthusiasm and professionalism of the young women who come before us. We wish them all every success at the Final.”
The Awards which, this year, are sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield, Bouygues UK and Linden Homes…
- Recognise the talent available to the industry at the earliest possible stage
- Highlight to industry the necessity to link with universities early in the educational process
- Broaden the opportunities open to students as they progress through their university career
- Improve the knowledge of those at university on the career options available
- Improve the students’ skills to present their coursework