University student to represent region in national property competition

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A REAL estate student is to represent Yorkshire and the North East in a national property competition.

Georgia Pirbhai, from Sheffield Hallam University, competed against nine other students studying on built environment degree courses, to win the regional heat of the eighth Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards.

She will now go through to the national final at Claridge’s in London in September when she will compete against 10 other young women from across the UK.

Jennifer Winyard, chairman of the Yorkshire and North East branch of WiP, said: “Georgia has done incredibly well to get this far. These awards challenge the entrants to really think hard about the work they’re doing and the impact they as individuals might have on the built environment.

Miss Pirbhai said, “I’m really thrilled. I was amazed when my university nominated me for these awards because I know the competition is pretty tough but it’s been a great experience, I’ve learned a lot and I’m so pleased I’ve made it through to the final. I’d like to thank the judges for putting their faith in me.”

The 2014 judging panel included Adam Cockcroft, of DTZ, Jennifer Winyard, of Linden Homes, and Stephen Hardman, of Morgan Tucker.