Built Environment students learn from influential females in the industry as part of International Women’s Day
On Monday evening, students from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment were given the opportunity to learn from and engage with influential females from the built environment.
As part of the programme for International Women’s Day, the Women in the Built Environment event was aimed at connecting current students with industry professionals.
Over 40 students attended, as well as 23 delegates from companies such as Whittam Cox, BK Structures and Aspbury Planning, to share insights and advice, with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion in the sector.
Along with discussions and networking opportunities, students were also treated to talks from guest speakers working in a variety of roles from Morgan Sindall, Galliford Try and CBRE.
Megan Hanney, guest speaker from CBRE, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed returning to NTU, a university which set me up for an extremely fulfilling career in real estate. It was incredible to see so many delegates both locally and beyond, alongside a largely passionate and diverse student group. I was particularly excited to meet the talented undergraduates coming into the industry and the broad range of skill sets women in the built environment (and fellow NTU alumni) have worked hard to develop.”
Louise Caller, guest speaker from Morgan Sindall, said: “Meeting the women who will shape the future of the Built Environment in years to come during this event is as inspiring to a delegate as it is to those who we aim to support and inspire.”
The School is thrilled to have such close industry ties that students continue to benefit from, both within and alongside their studies.