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Lauren, Land Surveyor

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As part of our 'Women in the Built Environment' campaign, we will be showcasing a series of successful women over a variety of posts each Monday. Today, we talked to Lauren who is a Land Surveyor for BWB.

" After completing my GCSEs, I studied for my A Levels at a 6th form college. I then went on to university to study BSc Environmental Sciences. I worked hard in my summers as a student and took a course in lifeguarding and worked in bars and hotels.

Working allowed me to travel in my student holidays and after my final exams. Having decided this was only the beginning of my 'travelling journey', I took a couple of years out to travel some more... I even managed to work in Australia as an Environmental Consultant to further fund my travels and gain valuable experience at the same time!

Upon returning from overseas, I went back to university to study for my MSc in Surveying. After that, I joined the world of work for good this time and got a job as a surveyor.

For women who want to build their future

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If you are a female student in sixth form or college, passionate about a career in property, construction, architecture or civil engineering then we have the perfect opportunity for you.

On Thursday 9 November, Nottingham Trent University is inviting you to 'Women in the Built Environment' event. This is an amazing chance for you to connect and network with industry professionals, ask questions and gain advice.

A number of employers attending for discussions and networking include FranklinEllis Architects; Gleeds; Innes England; DLP Planning; Countrywide Surveying Services; Roythornes Solicitors; Arcadis; Galliford Try; BWB Consulting; Interserve Construction; Turner & Townsend; Berkeley Group; Segro plus more TBC.

There will also be a chance to hear about NTU's 'Women in the Built Environment' Summer Internship that has granted previous students with study-based sponsorships and job opportunities. You can find out more about this here.

In conjunction with this event, we will be showcasing a variety of 'Women in the Built Environment' blog posts, featuring women's stories and experience of the field. This will give you an insight into their day-to-day job activities and how they tackle issues such as sexism in male-dominated areas of work. These will be posted every Monday until the end of this month - so stay tuned for that.

Please book your place at this event by emailing Esther.Triffitt@ntu.ac.uk

A Journey of Resilience

After 3 years studying English with Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University, Olivia left with the dream of moving to London and starting a new life down there. Things didn't workout quite the way she wanted and she decided to document the whole experience on her personal blog. Now she's moving on, once again, she thought it would be apt to share her story of resilience...

Graduation Day
Olivia on her Graduation day.
July 30th, 2016

"Upon leaving university, I started interviewing for Graduate jobs in Recruitment, attending assessment days and interviews for some of the top companies in London. The offices were stunning and I felt like a tiny fish in a huge, business-fied pond!  It's a shame the people I came across weren't as impressive as the buildings they were based in...

University Open Day: Urvi's Experience

Year 12 student, Urvi Nandha attended her first ever open day at Nottingham Trent University this month. She's interested in Architecture & Design so made sure she attended the relevant lectures including a Portfolio Advice talk. Watch the vlog below to find out how she got on!

Leather Workshops

The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) is running a FREE leather workshop for 14 - 18 year olds from 7 - 11 August atNottingham Trent University

Students will learn about the properties of leather, hand saddle stitching, make a small leather card case and a leather belt.  
They will then progress to learn how to make simple patterns and will be able to design their own satchel.

TCDT tutor Sarah Williams is a Lecturer in Fashion Accessories at Nottingham Trent University and DeMontfort University.  
She is Company Director at Williams Handmade and qualified from London College of Fashion with an MA in Fashion Artefact with distinction.

To apply for a place, students need to visit www.thecreativedimension.org  
On the Workshop tab, select Leather Working - Nottingham and the 'Applications Open' button. 
To avoid disappointment please encourage students to submit their application ASAP as places are very limited.

Questions?  Contact The Creative Dimension Trust by email: info@workshopuk.org