NTU celebrates Women in the Built Environment

NTU welcomed over 40 female industry professionals to the University for the seventh Women in the Built Environment (WiBE) event, held in November 2019.

Female students from courses in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Over 50 women on Property, Construction, Architecture and Civil Engineering courses at NTU attended the event, which was organised by the University’s Employability Team as part of their offer of career advice and support for students.

The event kicked-off with industry advice from female delegates working at various stages of their careers within the typically male dominated sector, from recent graduates to senior managers and directors.

Students then had the opportunity to attend a series of short break-out sessions led by industry representatives from top organisations, including Morgan Sindall, AECOM, Innes England and Whittam Cox Architects.

Many of the delegates invited to speak at the event were alumni of NTU, including Alex Darlington, Senior Surveyor at international real estate organisation Avison Young.

Alex commented: “It was an honour and a pleasure to be invited to share my industry story at this year’s Women in the Built Environment event, after graduating from NTU just four years ago.

“It was so encouraging to not only see just how many female students are undertaking both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in property, but to see how engaged they were with what life is like in the industry after graduation.”

Students within the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment can gain experience working in industry whilst studying at NTU, either by undertaking work placements or through employment.

Emma Findley, Trainee Site Manager at Nottingham City Council and part-time BSc (Hons) Construction Management student at NTU said: “It was great to see so many young women interested in joining the construction industry in a variety of disciplines.

“I hope that the night will have inspired them to continue in their journeys and that future events will be taking place. It will be fantastic to work with more women in the future!”

NTU celebrates Women in the Built Environment

Published on 14 November 2019
  • Subject area: Architecture and civil engineering
  • Category: Current students; Environment and sustainability; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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