National recognition for student essay

A Construction Management student from the University of Wolverhampton has achieved national recognition for her academic work.
Rachel Toor submitted an essay on skills shortages in the construction industry to The Joint Contracts Tribunal, which runs a national competition each year.
Rachel’s was runner up in the competition, which had entries from across the UK, and won
Angela Nash, Senior Lecturer for Architecture and Built Environment, said: “We are very proud of Rachel for her achievement, especially as the competition is open to all levels of study including PhD and professional qualifications.”
Rachel, aged 26 and from Bilston, works for Dudley Borough Council and has progressed to the BSc Construction Management degree after completing her HNC Building Studies.

It is the second year running a Built Environment student from the University of Wolverhampton has won a prize in the competition.  Last year, MSc Construction Project Management Student Angelica Salas Jones was the winner.
Rachel’s essay was entitled In a time when the construction industry is growing, why is there such a skills shortage and how can we combat it before it’s too late? and can be read at
The winning and runner-up entries were picked by a judging panel of industry professionals.
For more information please contact Emma Pugh in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

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