Six Oxford Brookes students have achieved huge success in the annual Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards. Now in their seventh year, the awards are open to second year female students studying a built environment course, and are designed to celebrate talent, enthusiasm and ambition of women coming through university into a male dominated industry.

Women in Property Awards logoUniversities across the UK put forward their best students for the awards and students then submit their CVs and a piece of coursework. Following an interview with a panel of high profile regional judges from both industry and higher education, the regional finalists are decided. Each finalist is awarded a £300 prize and assistance in finding a paid work placement the following summer.

Following this, successful candidates go head-to-head in the national final where the winner receives a trophy and £700 cash prize, which will be awarded at a Black Tie Awards dinner to be held at Claridge’s in September 2013.

The Oxford Brookes students nominated to participate were Megan Lai (Quantity Surveying), Carianne McIntosh (Construction Project Management), Jessica Hampson (Planning and Property Development), Sophie Clegg (MPlan), Amy Milton (Real Estate) and Isobel Taylor (Architecture). They were judged against strong competition from other Universities, and – for the second year in a row – one of our students was announced as the winner of the Oxford Heat.

Amy Milton will go forward to the Best of the Best final in September, following the success of Brookes student Kay Chizlett (Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management) in the 2012 awards.

John Raftery, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Student Experience, said how impressed he was by the calibre of our entrants.