Prize giving 2018 photo

The School of Engineering and Built Environment held its annual prize-giving ceremony on the 26th June to celebrate the outstanding academic achievement of its top students.  

Graduates, students and academics from across the School were joined by key stakeholders, including industry leaders and professional institutions, to celebrate student successes in areas such as construction management, building surveying, quantity surveying, civil, mechanical, electronic and environmental engineering, as well as networking and computing web systems development and digital security.  

The annual event was supported by national, international and global businesses who provided sponsorship and awards for our students.  

Keynote speaker on the night was Lorna Hamilton is a Commercial Leader with Laing O’Rourke.  Lorna has over 35 years experience in the construction industry and has been involved in a wide variety of projects including industrial, leisure, commercial, healthcare, stadia, airports and educations throughout the UK and most recently the bid to redevelop St James in Edinburgh.  Lorna was part of the commercial team undertaking the due diligence leading to the successful acquisition of several companies. Lorna has taken an active interest throughout her career in the development of others and in particular supporting surveyors to achieve their professional qualifications with the RICS.  She has been a representative for the UKGC Apprenticeship Task Group, been an external examiner at GCU, is a STEM Ambassador and is on the Scottish Board of Women in Property.  

"I was delighted to be invited to help celebrate the achievements of so many outstanding students. Their accomplishments are a reflection of all the good work being done at GCU and I look forward to watching them progress in their careers"  

Professor Iain Cameron, Dean of the School of Engineering and Built Environment, said: “We are delighted to hold this prize-giving event celebrating our student successes and are extremely grateful to the employers of our students for continuing to be our academic partners.  

“As we continuously strive to enhance our students' employability prospects, we hold the prize-giving in June, before summer graduation. This allows students the opportunity to promote their successes prior to entering the job market and it offers a networking opportunity for all students seeking summer employment.  

“I offer my own thanks to donors and academic staff for all their support and of course, my heartfelt congratulations to all of the prize winners.”