Every year the School of the Built Environment recognises the achievements of its outstanding students at a prize-giving ceremony held during Graduation Week.More than 450 attended this year's event at the Adelphi Hotel, to see around 60 graduates and students receive prizes sponsored by industry partners, totalling more than £10,000.
Professor Mike Riley, Director of the School, says the prizes awarded result from the development of strong, long term relationships with industrial partners and employers, commenting:
"One of the key indicators of the strength of relationships between the School and the industries we support is that even through the recent, challenging economic times, when construction and property sector were badly affected, our industrial partners continued to work with the School and support events such as the prize-giving ceremony. Now that the economic situation has improved we are certain that these relationships will develop even further."
He added: "The fact that so many organisations have donated prizes and worked with the School in other ways over several years also reinforces the excellent reputation in the built environment sector of the programmes that we offer, and the students who graduate from them. The support of these organisations is invaluable to the development of our programmes, our research and our knowledge transfer activities and we are very proud of all of the graduates and prize winners who were recognised at this event."