Women in Property Central Scotland Student Awards winners announced

28/05/2024
Left to Right: Phoebe Vendil and Caitlin Griffiths, winners of the Women in Property Central Scotland Student Awards 2024

TWO students from the Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh have been announced as the regional winners at the Women in Property Central Scotland Student Awards, kindly sponsored by Avison Young, BakerHicks and Tilbury Douglas.  The event provided employers in the property and construction sector with a platform to engage with some of the most promising undergraduates in the built environment sector, and was hosted alongside the branch’s annual Summer Drinks reception, by Gardiner & Theobald at Bonnie and Wild in Edinburgh

Caitlin Griffiths, studying BSc Hons Architectural Studies at the University of Strathclyde, was described by the judges as “having a good understanding of the brief” and giving “great story telling and great responses”.

Phoebe Vendil, studying MA Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, was described by the judges as “engaging during and after the presentation” and praised her “confidence, thoughts on key important topics and impressive volunteering”.

Jillian Love, Chair of Women in Property Central Scotland and Marketing Executive at Gardiner & Theobald, was delighted for Caitlin and Phoebe stressing the importance of supporting and recognising local talent. She emphasised the ongoing collaboration between universities and businesses in the region to nurture skilled professionals in the face of a persistent skills shortage, and gender imbalance in the industry.

The Women in Property Student Awards programme, sponsored nationally by Amazon, Bouygues UK, Savills and tp bennett, aims to showcase top-performing built environment students and highlight the diverse career opportunities within the industry.  Caitlin and Phoebe’s success underscores the calibre of talent within Central Scotland.

The national final, on Thursday 19th September in London, will see Caitlin and Phoebe compete against 12 other students from across the UK for the prestigious national award.  The winner will be announced at the Best of the Best Dinner at Claridge’s later that evening.

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