Lisa Hastilow

BSc (Hons) Real Estate

BSc (Hons) Real Estate

Graduated 2008

The Course:

Birmingham City University was the best university for what I wanted to study to become a property surveyor. The work was really great and I really enjoyed learning the theory, especially the law. I was fortunate enough to win the regional Women in Property award in 2007 and was featured in the Property Week industry journal and the local newspaper.

The University:

I loved the course, the lecturers and the general atmosphere, and I made some great friends who I regularly keep in touch with. The work was hard but extremely rewarding. I always felt completely at ease in the campus and I always felt that if I needed any help regarding anything at all, there were people I could go and talk to who would listen and care.

The City:

The night life is great! There's lots to do and see, and even though I lived at home during my three years, I regularly stayed with friends, which was great fun. Birmingham is a great city and I really felt like I was in the thick of the excitement and activity, which was a real buzz.

The Individual:

I've been working for a leading global property advisor and surveying practice called Jones Lang LaSalle since September 2008 and have recently moved departments into Investor Property Management, which I love. The work is so varied and enjoyable. I will be classed as a trainee surveyor until I qualify as a Member of the RICS by sitting my Assessment of Professional Competence in two years' time.