Student award sponsored by Soben

19th October 2016

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SOBEN are sponsoring one of the categories at Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Engineering and Built Environment annual student awards.

The company have put their name to the Best Quantity Surveying Student in Negotiation 2017 prize.

Soben Managing Director Scott Smyth said: “This is a proud moment for our company, as it demonstrates our belief in the nurturing of talent and our commitment to investing in the future.

“It is critical that we put our efforts into initiatives that nurture the next generation. As evidence of this, we can point to Soben Academy, which is our internal structured training programme for Quantity Surveying students, enabling them to gain critical experience while studying for their degree.”

Soben chairman Paul Moultrie added that the backing for the award – which will be presented at a ceremony at the School in June, 2017 – was in line with the company’s ethos of supporting young people to become industry professionals.

Paul, an immediate past chairman of the advisory group for the Quantity Surveying course at the Caley and an honorary Fellow of the university, said this ongoing support allows Soben to be at the forefront of supporting students to fulfil their potential.

The School of Engineering and Built Environment offers a comprehensive suite of programmes spanning civil, mechanical, electronic and environmental and construction disciplines.

Its work is focused on key questions on how our everyday environment is constructed and in what ways it can be made to operate more efficiently in a world of increasingly limited resources.

Students receive a world-class, stimulating mix of practical and theoretical learning experiences, and School staff work closely with industry to deliver a range of specialist consultancy and commercial research, as well as continuing professional development (CPD).

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 we thank the employers of our students for continuing to be our academic partners.

“We place employability at the top of our priorities and, in this respect, the involvement of industry is something we are tremendously grateful for, and proud of.”

The School is Scotland’s largest provider of built environment graduates and most of its programmes are accredited by professional bodies to enable graduates to become Chartered Engineers, Chartered Surveyors or Chartered Builders.