Architecture student takes top prize in Women in Property Northern Scotland Student Awards

14/06/2024
NE WIP Student Award Finalists

RACHAEL Livingstone, an Architecture student at the University of Dundee has been announced as the regional winner at the Women in Property Northern Scotland Student Awards.  The event, kindly sponsored by Kier Group, and Stronachs LLP in Aberdeen, provided employers in the property and construction sector with a platform to engage with some of the most promising undergraduates in the built environment sector.

Rachael’s exceptional qualities stood out to the judges, who described her as “an exceptional powerhouse, engaging, articulate and passionate, with an amazing skill to connect to people.”  

NE WIP Student Awards 2024 Winner Rachael Livingstone

Catherine Dryburgh, Chair of Women in Property Northern Scotland and Strategic Land Manager at Barratt & David Wilson Homes, North Scotland was delighted for Rachael, stressing the importance of supporting and recognising local talent.   She emphasised the ongoing collaboration between universities and businesses in the region to nurture skilled professionals in the face of a persistent skills shortage, and gender imbalance in the industry.

The Women in Property Student Awards programme, sponsored nationally by Amazon, Bouygues UK, Savills and tp bennett, aims to showcase top-performing built environment students and highlight the diverse career opportunities within the industry.  Rachael’s success underscores the calibre of talent within the region.

The national final, on Thursday 19th September in London, will see Rachael compete against 13 other students from across the UK for the prestigious national award.  The winner will be announced at the Best of the Best Dinner at Claridge’s later that evening.

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