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Dominican Republic Student scoops UK construction award
A University of Wolverhampton student
from the Dominican Republic has won a national award for an essay
she wrote on construction management
Angelica Salas was among 23 students from the Central American
country who came to Wolverhampton last year to study Masters
programs as part of an initiative sponsored by her government.
Angelica (22), who is from Santo Domingo, is
studying an MSc in Civil Engineering Management and was encouraged
to enter the national student essay competition run by the Joint
Tribunals Commission (JCT).
Working to the title of What can be done to
simplify construction? her entry looked at how the concepts of lean
construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) could be
applied to the design stages of a project to simplify the whole
Judges picked out her essay as the outstanding
entry and Angelica received a £1,000 cash prize at an awards
ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London on
Thursday 12 June 2014, beating off competition from students from
Kings College, London and University of Cambridge.
Angelica said: “I couldn’t believe it when I
was told that I had been picked out as the winner. When I entered I
never even considered that my entry may win.
“It feels amazing to know that I have won a
competition open to students from across the UK. My family and
friends went crazy when I told them the news.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the University
of Wolverhampton, it really has been a great opportunity. The
weather and life is very different than back home but it has been
easy to adapt to.”
When Angelica finishes her course in October
she plans to stay in Wolverhampton to do a PhD in transport at the
She added: This is an area I have become very
interested in during my MSc and I think that I can gain and develop
vital knowledge and skills that I can then take back to the
Dominican Republic and help my country.
“I would definitely recommend studying at a UK
university like Wolverhampton.”
Angela Nash, Senior Lecturer in Architecture
and Built Environment at the University said: “Angelica’s essay
formed part of her assessment for a postgraduate module in
Construction Project Management Strategy. The assessment was
composed with entry to this competition in mind and her essay was
so good that I recommended that she enter. I am delighted that she
did, with only hours to spare to the deadline. I’d like to
congratulate Angelica both on the award and for reacting swiftly to
a wonderful opportunity.”
Top award for international project
A University of Wolverhampton project to
develop entrepreneurship in Nigeria has clinched a top business
The international collaboration with the
University of Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria aims to increase the
number of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in a country
troubled by political and civil unrest.
The project won the Collaborative Impact Award
at the PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards held in Cardiff last week. The
University was also a finalist in the same category for its local
business support through the Wolverhampton Business Solutions
Marc Fleetham, Director of Business Solutions
at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We are delighted to have
won this major award, which is a direct result of the hard work and
dedication of all at the University. Our international partnership
working has clearly demonstrated the impact you can have when
dedicated, passionate people collaborate successfully together in a
way which benefits both our academics, students and the wider
The project has involved the University’s
Business Solutions Centre working with the University of Maiduguri
in Northern Nigeria to develop a knowledge exchange programme
focused on the development and growth of SMEs.
The programme was developed over a number of
visits by academics from both institutions against a background of
political and civil unrest in Nigeria.
A joint team was set up between both
universities which engaged with the Nigerian Banking sector to
develop a Greenhouse Investment Fund (GIF), using their Corporate
Social Responsibility Funds.
The team are working with four Nigerian banks
in relation to GIF and talking to the Central Bank of Nigeria
regarding second round funding to create a sustainable £250,000
financial support fund for future business start-ups.
The Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre is
a collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton, the Black
Country Chamber of Commerce and Wolverhampton City Council.
University hosts international experts
International experts in forestry management are taking
part in a specialist training programme at the University of
More than 40 participants from 13 countries in Africa and Asia
are taking part in the Improving Forestry Governance programme at
the University’s Telford Innovation Campus.
It is the fifth year the University’s Centre for International Development
and Training (CIDT) has run the successful course which is
aimed at Government regulators, the private sector, academics and
The six-week course looks at the reasons for poor forest
management and ways to improve the situation. Run throughout May
and June, it is taught in French and English, and this year also in
Spanish for the first time.
The 42 participants on this year’s course are from countries
such as Honduras, Colombia and Guatemala.
Global Visits and Events
We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in
studying at the University of Wolverhampton.
We are always pleased to meet prospective students and hope you
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Upcoming Recruitment Events
|Malaysia - Four Points by Sheraton, Kuching, Sarawak
||28th June 2014 1pm-5pm
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||29th June 2014 2pm-6pm
||Global Educaiton Roadshow
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||30th June 2014
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ParkCity Everly Hotel, Bintulu Sarawak
||Global Educaiton Roadshow
Imperial Palace Hotel, Miri, Sarawak
13th July 2014 1pm-5pm
|Global Education Roadshow
|Thailand, Bangkok Bank Silom Head Office,
||24th & 25th July 2014 10am-3pm
||Bangkok Bank Limited - Mini Eductaion Fair
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