Published: 15 June 2016

Success for civil engineering student at women in property awards 2016

The Department is pleased to announce that MEng Civil Engineering student, Poppy Tilt, has won the South East heat of the Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards, an annual competition which recognises industry talent amongst female students.

The awards aim to highlight to industry the necessity to link up with Universities early in the education process to improve students’ knowledge of the career options available to them.

In addition to receiving a glowing tribute from the judges, Poppy was awarded with a cheque for £300 and a glass trophy.

On receiving the award, she said: “I was honoured to be nominated by the University for the 2016 Women in Property Awards and I am thrilled to have won the South East competition. I have learned a lot from the process so far and the regional awards evening was a great networking event."  

Sally Morris-Smith, Chairman of the South East branch, added: “Poppy has done really well to win the regional award and we are delighted she will be representing the South East at the national final in September.”

This is the fourth year in a row that a Surrey student has won the regional award, and Poppy joins previous winners Liz Orchard, Michelle Hicks, Helen Piggott and Lily Webb.

Poppy and the other regional finalists will now go head-to-head in the national final, a black tie Awards Dinner in London on 21 September 2016, where the overall winner will receive a trophy and £700 cash prize.

Congratulations to Poppy on this wonderful achievement and we wish her the best of luck for the final.

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