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Birmingham students win awards for excellence

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 30 NOVEMBER 2010

A group of Birmingham City University students are celebrating after winning a series of awards for excellence from Birmingham City Council.

Twenty-two students from the School of Property, Construction & Planning and Birmingham School of Architecture were presented with a framed certificate as well as £50 worth of shopping vouchers at the recent award ceremony held at Birmingham City University.

The event celebrated an innovative partnership and commitment to collaborative working between Birmingham City University and Birmingham City Council that has taken shape between the two organizations over the past three years.

Amongst the winners was 31 year old Nick Burrell from Streetly. ''Nick is in his final year of a full time RICS accredited Real Estate and won his award for Best Legal Assignment. Nick said: “Being recognised for my efforts and hard work is extremely rewarding. It is nice to have three years of study acknowledged in this way and I would like to praise the excellent work of my teachers, particularly Peter Barrett, who made a very in-depth subject easy to learn. The award will definitely add to my credibility when I re-enter the jobs market next year.”

Richard Jordan, Director of Marketing and Recruitment at the School of Property, Construction & Planning at Birmingham City University, said: “The Urban Design Collaborative Partnership is an excellent example of the way in which the School works in partnership with industry in order to create a range of exciting awards to bring out the best in our students whether undergraduate or postgraduate.”

“We are very excited at the developments in this partnership and are keen to see the positive impact that the fresh new talent will have with the experience and expertise of our team. This is great news for the City” added Steve Vickers, General Manager of Urban Design at Birmingham City Council.

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