Women in Property Student Award

Heriot Watt student wins women in property prize

Jessica McGinniss

Jessica McGinniss: will compete in national final


Third year architecture student Jessica McGinniss, who is studying at Heriot Watt University, was named winner of the Central Scotland Women in Property Student Award.

Two students were awarded highly commended. Sophie Coffey is studying electronic and electrical engineering at Strathclyde, and Alexandra Abadjieva is studying for an MA in architecture at Edinburgh.

Samantha McCabe, branch chairman of Women in Property and associate at Oberlanders architects, said: “This generation of property and construction professionals is entering the industry at a critical time, when every one of us must adopt a duty of care for our environment and our communities. 

“These inspirational young women have demonstrated the skills, commitment and ingenuity the country will need in future and we are delighted to have met them during the course of this competition.  Congratulations to all of them and, in particular to Jessica – we wish her every success in the national final.”

Paul Porter, from Curtins which sponsored the Central Scotland Awards, said: “I believe our industry is in safe hands, having witnessed the calibre of students who took part in the awards. The judges were truly inspired by the presentations and confidence of the students. I wish them all well in their future careers and wish Jessica all the best in the National Final.” 

Ms McGinniss received a trophy, £300 and the opportunity to take part in Women in Property’s acclaimed mentoring programme.  She will represent the Central Scotland branch at Claridge’s in London on 18 September, when she goes before a National judging panel, competing against 13 other regional finalists for the National Student Awards.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked as *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.