More Women in Property award success for Coventry University students.
The Women in Property awards exist to promote and showcase the work of the top female students on built environment courses across the United Kingdom. The nationwide awards also serve to bring together academia and industry, to encourage and support young professionals at the beginning of their careers.
Aleena Khalid, a second-year Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons) student submitted her coursework on ‘Methods on increasing value for complex projects’, then went on to present technical and soft skills to attendees from all construction backgrounds. She was delighted to have been singled out for special remarks from the judging panel on her choice of material, as well as the interest and detail apparent in her submission.
Quantity surveying is an exciting career path because you come across a variety of different projects with different aspirations and challenges. It was nice to see employers offering their advice and thoughts on how closely my work related to the typical activities of an industry Quantity Surveyor.
The lecturers at Coventry offer great knowledge on different areas of the field and encourage you to engage with other students studying related courses; this improves your communication skills for when you start working closely with clients and suppliers.
Currently in her second year of her Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) course, Taya Eames was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for her submission in response to an unusual brief, that required taking on some interesting challenges for a proposed commercial gallery development in the heart of Coventry.
Taya Eames with Joy Woods, Senior Sustainability and Social Value Manager for global construction specialists, ISG.
I chose this project because it was the portion of my portfolio that was the most well-rounded and detailed a lot of my skills and knowledge. It was well received during the interview, and I enjoyed discussing my work with the panel of judges after my presentation.
‘Networking is everything in the construction industry - the opportunity to network with professionals in the sector has been invaluable to me.
Dave Roberts, undergraduate course director for Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, was keen to add:
I am incredibly proud of our success at the Women in Property awards over the last two years. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and embodies the university’s commitment to embedding employability and transferable skills throughout our courses. Many congratulations!
Coventry University prides itself on the opportunities made available to its students to enhance their experience, improve their skills and ready themselves for the world of work. If you would like to find out more explore our Civil Engineering and Construction courses.