Student to represent South East in national awards to find the most talented young women in property

Friday, 09 June 2017

WiP winner Niamh Brady and Dan Sames

An Oxford Brookes University student has been named a winner of the South East Women in Property (WiP) Student Awards and will now compete in the national final of the prestigious awards.

Niamh Brady, a second-year student studying City and Regional Planning, is one of three regional winners and has competed against 21 other regional finalists studying built environment degree courses. She was nominated by her lecturer Dan Sames who said: “This Award is down to Niamh’s hard work, enthusiasm and determination. 

“She is the first Planning student from Oxford Brookes to win at the Regional WiP Student Awards and we have no doubt that she will do well at the national final. Her experiences from her field trip to Brazil demonstrate how much she enjoys the sector.”

This Award is down to Niamh’s hard work, enthusiasm and determination. She is the first Planning student from Oxford Brookes to win at the Regional WiP Student Awards and we have no doubt that she will do well at the national final.

Dan Sames, Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University

Niamh said: “I feel honoured to have been nominated for these prestigious awards. It’s great to be able to represent my university as a regional winner. Thanks to all the judges for their kind words.”

Another four Oxford Brookes students; Eve Higgs (studying Real Estate Management), Bonnie Leheup (Planning and Property Development), Sidney Smith Taylor (Construction Project Management) and Elisabeth Wood (City and Regional Planning), also reached the regional final.

The WiP Student Awards is run by the Association of Women in Property. Marcia Gillings, Chairman of the WiP South East branch said: “These Awards seek out the most talented students studying built environment courses, which can include planning to surveying, architecture to engineering, project management to property finance, so a broad spectrum of disciplines. 

“We aim to raise the bar, by challenging the students to really evaluate their subject, how they hope to progress towards a career and help them develop the skills they will need along the way. All this year’s finalists have done really well and our congratulations go to Niamh. We wish her the very best for the national final.”

Niamh wins £300 and a trophy. She will represent the South East region at the national Best of Best final and black tie Awards Dinner at Claridge’s in London on 20 September 2017.

Information about studying built environment courses at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the School of the Built Environment webpages