by JENNY MONROE
Lisburn's Mark McCourt is awarded
his cash prize of �1000 from Clare Vaugh, Manager of
Blueprint Specialist Appointments, having been
recognised as the leading Quantity Surveyor in first
year at the University of Ulster.
A LISBURN student has been recognised as the
top quantity surveyor in his first year at University.
Mark McCourt, from the School of Built in
Environment at the University of Ulster, was one of only two
students to be awarded a cash prize in recognition of their
outstanding academic achievements on the completion of first
The award, was presented by leading
recruitment agency Blueprint Specialist Appointments based upon
exam work, course-work performance and attendance.
Mark commented: "I'm delighted to have been
awarded the prize. It's fantastic to be recognised for your
efforts in studying especially in first year when such rewards
are usually reserved for working life.
"Being acknowledged by an organisation that
is directly involved in placing students in leading construction
and engineering companies will hopefully be of benefit to my
career when I complete my studies.
"Thanks to the award I've already had to the chance to meet
some perspective employers." Designed to help develop the
emerging talent of local construction and engineering students,
Blueprint's Business Manager, Clare Vaugh, explained why the
recruitment specialists have offered such an incentive to those
in first year: "Considering the vision of our cities and built
environment will be seen through the eyes of people like Mark,
we believe such awards will aid the nurturing of local talent
and help to enrich the landscapes of our future."