LSBU Engineering student wins at South East Women in Property Student Awards

22 June 2023

London South Bank University (LSBU) student Alexa Skillet-Moore won at the regional South-East final of the Women in Property National Student Awards. 25 students took part in the Awards this year, representing disciplines including architecture, real estate, civil engineering and planning.

Alexa is a 2nd-year LSBU Civil Engineering student and a high-achieving student from her course; one student from a course can be nominated and Alexa was put forward.

For the Women in Property National Student Awards, universities are invited to nominate their top students studying in their second year on a Built Environment degree course. The regional nominees are interviewed by a judging panel, when the candidates are questioned about a piece of coursework, as well as assessing their personal skills, professional potential, and understanding of the industry.

The South East Women in Property National Student Award judges said Alexa was “…engaging, inspiring, authentic…awesome and amazing…your passion comes across.”

Alexa is engaged in a number of extracurricular activities at LSBU that show her passion for engineering, including:

  • Creating a Student Union society for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • Outreach work in schools to encourage women of all age groups into STEM subjects
  • Running events for the Civil Engineering Society
  • Attending conferences on Engineering as a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers

Alexa’s ultimate goal is to own her own self-sustainable and socially responsible construction company.

Senior lecturer Kate Ellis, who nominated Alexa, said “Alexa was nominated for her high grades, infectious personality, and ability to inspire fellow women students in construction and engineering.  This is a wonderful and very well deserved achievement.”

“I am proud to have been involved with these Awards since 2018, especially when seeing 3 of my nominees win at regional level.  It is fantastic that they come from a wide range of courses (architectural technology, quantity surveying and now civil engineering), showing the diversity of choice for young women seeking to join this male dominated industry.”

This is the third Women in Property National Student Award win for an LSBU student in the regional final since we first entered in 2018:

The national Women in Property National Student Awards final will be held in September, where 14 finalists will compete for the top, national Award. Good luck Alexa!