Female university students encouraged to enter property awards

Lois Kentish

2014 Awards winner Lois Kentish

South West Universities are being invited by Women in Property to nominate their best female 2nd year students (who are reading property and construction related subjects).

The students are asked to submit their CVs and a piece of coursework.

They are then invited to attend an interview with a panel of high profile regional judges drawn from industry and higher education and including our own regional Chairmen to decide the winner.

In the South West, 11 nominations have already been received this year from 5 different universities (UWE, Plymouth, Bath, Gloucestershire and Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester).

Each winner will be awarded a £300 prize at our awards ceremony on 4 June 2015 and assistance in achieving a paid summer work placement next year.

The two regional winners will then go head-to-head in the national final, the winner receiving a trophy and £700 cash prize which will be awarded at a Black Tie Awards dinner to be held at Claridge’s in September 2015.

The Student Awards are a big focus both nationally and regionally for Women in Property.

Gaining that all important work placement whilst studying will be invaluable to the early careers of these students as they often lead to permanent jobs being secured after graduation.

All students are also offered advice on their CVs, they gain experience in giving professional presentations and with interview skills as well as being given feedback on both.

It’s therefore not just the winners that benefit from the process.

The South West Awards are being sponsored by Integral Build, Stride Treglown and Thrings LLP.

This year the national awards are being sponsored by DTZ, Bouygues UK and Turner & Townsend.