A STUDENT from Huddersfield University is among 10 young women shortlisted for a top property award.
Margaret Watson, who is studying architectural technology and interior design at the university, joins the Yorkshire and North East regional finalists in the Association of Women in Property 2012 National Student Award Programme.
The winner, who will be chosen by a panel of judges, will be announced on June 27 and will go forward to the “Best of the Best” national competition in London in September.
Clare Danahay, who chairs the Association of Women in Property Yorkshire and North East branch, said: “The awards are now in their sixth year, but this year they are very special as it is the 25th anniversary of WiP.
“The standard has been higher than ever. The students are the rising stars of the property industry, which always needs talented and skilled people.
“The ratio of women to men is still far too low and these awards are designed to raise awareness of the issue and encourage more young women to enter this interesting and rewarding sector.”
The second year students are reading property and construction-related degrees at universities in Huddersfield, Leeds, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sheffield.
The regional winner will get £300 prize money, help to find a work placement with a local property company, a year’s free membership of WiP, a mentor from the association and an invitation to the national awards dinner in September at Claridge’s in London.