Women in the Built Environment
School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Here at the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, we want to inspire the next generation of female engineers, property experts, architects, surveyors and construction managers to achieve their career aspirations, adding their skills set to the dynamic built environment sector.
We’re a proud sponsor of International Women in Engineering Day 2017, and we offer a range of opportunities to empower our female students to chase their dream job, from prestigious work placements to accessing awards that recognise their academic achievements.
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Year Two BSc (Hons) Building Surveying student Aggie Vernon-Smith has won the 2017 Midlands Women in Property Student Award, run by the Association of Women in Property (WiP). She received £300 and a trophy, and will now go on to represent the Midlands at the National Awards Dinner, competing against 11 other students from across the UK.
Three other students from NTU reached the regional finals this year; Dionne Bowie-Robinson, studying Civil Engineering, Jessica Duffield studying Planning and Development, and Katy Kenealy, studying Real Estate.
Read more about Aggie's win.
Alice was awarded the University’s Women in the Built Environment Summer Internship with Arcadis in her final year at NTU. Alice initially spent 10 weeks working with Arcadis as a Cost Consultant Intern, before being offered her current position there as a Graduate Cost Consultant.
“My advice would be to gain as much work experience as you can. All the skills I gained from both placements have helped me since I’ve graduated, especially my general construction knowledge which can be applied to any project.”
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Imogen came in first place in the 2016 Midlands Women in Property student competition, recognising her talents and commitment to progress in industry.
"I was thrilled when NTU nominated me for these awards and the process has been an amazing experience. I've learned a lot, met some great people including the judges - I'd like to thank them for putting their faith in me."
Read more about Imogen's award win.
Katy won the University's Women in the Built Environment award and spent her resulting internship with Arcadis, who sponsored her through her final year of study.
"NTU really encourages you into the workplace through internships, work experience, and sandwich courses; they get you thinking beyond studying and on to your career at an early stage."
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Kat spent her placement year at Savills in London, working on a number of projects across property management and commercial valuations.
"Going on placement and having a whole years’ experience is something that employers are really keen on. Every director I have spoken to during my time at Savills have said how important it is to get as much experience as you can as early on.
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Jasmine spent her placement year at Gensler Architects in London, working across a range of projects on designs for workplace, hospitality, and leisure spaces.
“The skills gained on placement have already enhanced my employability for my future career. As the architecture industry is advancing, the set I have acquired are required more than others while this fast paced shift in technology continues.”
Read more about Jasmine.
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