Mary has felt extremely supported during her studies and hopes to charter shortly after graduation.
At the University of Reading we help you grow your aspirations, as well as the key relationships that will benefit you throughout your future career – not just with our academics, but with industry professionals in our international network.
“I will be starting work as a Building Surveyor at Hollis in London after graduation. Looking ahead, I would like to continue to learn; to work collaboratively with others; to never stagnate; to always be challenged and to hopefully grow and develop into a progressive, respected leader who opens doors for others.”
For women and people from diverse backgrounds thinking about studying construction, surveying or engineering, Mary wanted to pass on the following advice:
“Go for it! You will get out of any degree what you put into it, but there is a great support network available at the School of Built Environment at Reading and the effort is well worthwhile.
“I have found the course modules to be cognitively stimulating, very well structured and led by extremely approachable lecturers. The learning in each year builds upon the knowledge gained in the preceding years. What I have gained in terms of knowledge, commercial insight and soft skills acquired from collaborative work, has provided me with a solid base from which to launch a (hopefully) successful career.”
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