STUDENTS from the University of Huddersfield have scooped a national prize.
Architectural technology students won first prize at the Chartered Institute of Building Challenge held in Ascot.
The team - Greg Broome, Richard Palliser, Judy Hague, Dave McShane and Wahid Khan - won the regional final in February, triumphing over other teams from the North.
The earlier rounds took the form of a University Challenge-style quiz, but the final required the team to put forward ideas for improving biodiversity, looking at areas such as natural materials and designing the building and surrounding landscape to provide natural habitats for wildlife.
Architectural lecturer Charles Hippisley-Cox said: "All the students are currently studying on the Architectural Technology degree and it is great to have won what is regarded as one of the high-profile events in the construction industry calendar.
"The team certainly had strength in depth, and although Richard and Greg have a good understanding of technology - being two of the best students in the current final-year - Judy Hague was our secret weapon, with a comprehensive grasp of general knowledge, invaluable in the quiz elements."