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Women in the Built Environment

Launched in 2013, the annual Women in the Built Environment event series brings together female built environment professionals and students delivered by the Employability team in partnership with the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

With women still being significantly under-represented within the construction and built environment workforce this event series gives our female students within the School access to female industry professionals who would be able to provide them with advice, confidence and inspiration for their future careers.

Students across all our courses within the School, including both undergraduate and postgraduate, are encouraged to attend each year to meet key speakers from all corners of the industry. Over 600 students have attended our events so far, with over 100 female industry professionals having attended to share their experiences and inspire our students.

Our recent events

Our ninth annual Women in the Built Environment event was held during NTU's International Women's Day celebrations. 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.

Women in Property Awards

The Women in Property Student Awards seek out the best Built Environment degree students, highlighting to industry the necessity to link with Universities early in the education process and also improve the students’ knowledge of the career options available to them.

Students from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment have had some real success in recent years, having their work recognised by industry, challenging their wider industry knowledge and encouraging them to hone and develop their interpersonal skills.

Get in touch

If you would like to become involved in our Women in the Built Environment work, please contact our Employability team.

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