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photo of student Alice Fox winning the Midlands Women in Property Student Awards

8 Jun 2018

Architecture student heads to final of national competition

A student studying at Loughborough University has won a regional competition and will be heading to the national finals later this year.

Alice Fox, who is studying BSc Architectural Engineering and Design Management at the University, was announced as the winner of the 2018 Midlands Women in Property Student Awards earlier this week.

The competition is run by Women in Property, a national membership organisation that creates opportunities, expands knowledge and inspires change for women who work in the property and construction industry.

The awards are open to second year female students who are studying a Built Environment related course. Alice was required to submit her CV, attend an interview and present a piece of coursework to a panel of judges, including professionals from higher education and within the industry.

As a result of winning the regional competition, Alice has received a £300 cash prize, an opportunity to undertake work experience in the sector, free membership of Women in Property upon graduating and also the chance to take part in the Women in Property mentoring programme.

Of winning the Midlands award, Alice said: “I feel very honoured to have been awarded this prize, particularly when competing against a group of talented and friendly women. I hope that they will remain part of my network as we progress.

“It’s been brilliant to have the opportunity to meet both successful men and women within the industry. The support, encouragement and feedback from the judges has provided useful insights and helped me to develop my skills.”

Alice will be answering industry and topical questions in front of a national judging panel later this year for a chance to be crowned the overall winner of the competition, which will be announced on 18 September at an awards dinner in London.