Oxford Brookes student wins top prize for Women in Property National Student Awards

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Jessica Dowdy

An Oxford Brookes student has won the top prize in the 2014 Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards.

Jessica Dowdy, who studies Construction Project Management, competed against students from 46 other universities across the country after being nominated by her lecturer.

Of her award, Jessica said: “Taking part in the Women in Property Student Awards scheme has been both challenging and rewarding. I was honoured to have been nominated by my lecturers but to actually become the National Winner is an incredible feeling.

“Throughout the process I have met some great industry professionals who have inspired and motivated me to become a success like they are. The journeys these people have been on have varied, but they have all pushed themselves to the limit, learnt from their mistakes and above all they have exceeded expectations and gone the extra mile to achieve their goals and beyond.

“I cannot thank my tutors enough for their support. Had I not received the high level of tutoring offered to me during lectures and in their spare time, I wouldn’t have achieved the results which enabled me to take part in these awards.

I cannot thank my tutors enough for their support. Had I not received the high level of tutoring offered to me during lectures and in their spare time, I wouldn’t have achieved the results which enabled me to take part in these awards.

Jessica Dowdy

“Moreover, the Association of Women in Property has been extremely supportive of myself and other students throughout these student awards, by providing a stepping stone to young females who are pursuing a career in this male-dominated industry.

“Following on from the awards, I would like to maximise my membership to the association and use it to make a difference. I am hoping to raise awareness of the opportunities the industry has to younger females who are currently making big decisions regarding their future.”

Jessica wins £700 and a year’s membership of WiP.

More information about the awards can be found on the WiP website.