Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture students have secured three of only ten Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Australian quantity surveying bursaries available nationwide.
Students Jon Cover, Cassandra Perrett and Hayden Allsop will each receive a $3,000 bursary towards their study together with an invaluable four-week work placement with an industry leader in the field.
Bursary applications were judged by RICS on the basis of the applicant’s awareness of and passion for the quantity surveying profession, evidence of commitment to the placement, good academic record, strong written communication, positive personal traits and interpersonal skills.
Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture at Bond University, Professor George Earl, said the outstanding result made Bond University the majority award winner, in front of the University of South Australia and the Queensland University of Technology.
“This is a fantastic result for our students and is testament to the quality and the dedication of our academic staff and confirms the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture’s place as an educational leader in this country,” he said.
“On behalf of our bursary recipients and Bond University, I would like to thank RICS for their investment in the futures of these young quantity surveyors, as well as the employers who have supported the scheme: Atlus Page Kirkland, Laing O’Rourke and Napier & Blakeley,” said Professor Earl.
These latest accolades follow the awarding of the RICS 2009 global ‘Award for Sustainability’ to Bond University for its Mirvac School of Sustainable Development building – Australia's first higher education building to receive a 6 Star Green Star Design Rating.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) was founded in London in 1838 and is today considered to be the peak industry body representing professional members in 140 countries.