USW student honoured with property award

Ellis Cunliffe picked up the South Wales Student Award at the Women in Property South Wales Student Awards.. May 2018, Neil Gibson

Ellis Cunliffe picked up the South Wales Student Award at the Women in Property South Wales Student Awards.


A UNIVERSITY of South Wales (USW) student has been honoured with a national award.

Ellis Cunliffe, who is studying Construction ProjectManagement at USW, picked up the South Wales Student Award 2018 at the recent Women in Property South Wales Student Awards.

There are 14 regional finalists representing their universities and regions from across the UK.  They will go forward to the national final on September 18, when they go before a further judging panel. 

After winning the honour, Ellis said: “I’m so happy to have been awarded this prize, particularly when the competition was so tough.  It has been a really interesting process and taught me a lot about myself, the way I interact with others and, in particular, it’s been great to meet women who have shared their experiences.”

Nigel Williams from Bouygues, was on the 2018 judging panel, added: “Having sat on this year’s judging panel, I was highly impressed by the strength of all the candidates who were shortlisted for the WIP South Wales finalists.

“It was an incredibly strong pool of individuals demonstrating personal drive, learning, determination, and professionalism. The quality of these future industry professionals was exceptional and troubled the judging panel no end in identifying a clear winner.

“Congratulations to all the candidates, who I’m sure will continue on their chosen career paths to be the future leaders of tomorrow.”

Kate Rees, South Wales and South West regional managing director for partnership homes developer and award sponsor Lovell, said: “We have women working across our business, playing a prominent part in building new homes and communities.

“We’re passionate about promoting our industry and particularly keen to encourage more young women to consider the exciting opportunities offered by construction and housebuilding careers, so it’s a privilege to be sponsoring these important awards and to have the opportunity to meet such a talented group of students.

“Many congratulations to Ellis; we wish her every success at the national final later this year.”

There are 14 regional finalists representing their Universities and regions from across the UK.  They will go forward to the national final on 18th September when they go before a further judging panel.  The national winner will be announced at the Best of Best Awards Dinner to be held at Claridge’s, on the night of the 18th.

 

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