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9 Jun 2015

Architectural Engineering and Design student to represent Midlands in national property competition

Maria Mensah, from the School of Civil and Building Engineering, competed against eight other students to win the regional heat of the ninth Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards. 

The WiP National Student Awards were launched in 2007 and are open to second year (third in Scotland), female students studying a Built Environment course. They ‘recognise excellence, encourage up and coming talent and nurture the role models of tomorrow.’

Carolyn Southam, Chairman of the Midlands branch of WiP, said: “The Awards challenge the entrants to really think hard about the work they’re doing and the impact they as individuals might have on the built environment.

“The judges, who are all from different property disciplines, are looking for someone pretty special as, after all, these young women are the future of the industry.  Women in Property wishes Maria every success in the national Final.  We know she’ll do the Midlands proud.”

Maria has been awarded with a cheque for £300 and a trophy. She comments: “I’m really thrilled. I was amazed when my University nominated me for these Awards because I know the competition is pretty tough but it’s been a great experience, I’ve learned a lot and I’m so pleased I’ve made it through to the final.  I’d like to thank the judges for putting their faith in me.” 

The national final will take place at Claridge’s in London on 22nd September.