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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 8th annual Women in the Built Environment event was held virtually. The University welcomed six keynote speakers at varying stages of their career to share their advice and experiences with NTU students:

  • Sharon Slinger, Company Director of Constructing Rainbows Ltd and Co-director of the STEER support ad mentoring group
  • Louise Caller, Senior Design Manager at Morgan Sindall
  • Ruth Ofield, Partner at Fisher German
  • Etienne Hodge, Graduate Site Engineer at Galliford Try (NTU Alumna)

Opening doors for our students

With the engagement from our industry partners, we're able to afford nominated students the opportunity to benefit from work experience as part of their studies.

Bella Platts won the University's Women in the Built Environment Award and an internship with Gleeds. After initially spending 10 weeks working with Gleeds' Project Management team, Bella was offered a placement position at the company.

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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