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University Centre Construction Students Finish Second at Novus Student Challenge

 University Centre Construction Students Finish Second at Novus Student ChallengeA team of University Centre Blackburn College Construction students are celebrating after finishing as runners up at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Building Novus Student Challenge.

The team of Richard Bulcock, Michelle Priestman, Rebecca Salter and Brent Eastwood, who are all Level 6 undergraduates, finished second and their project was also highly commended. Each member received £25 worth of vouchers.

The College also entered a second team which consisted of Level 5 and 6 undergraduates Ieva Olehno, Karl Calsen, Craig Armitage and Mike Williams. This group’s project was also commended by the judging panel.

Hosted at the University Centre at Blackburn College, the challenge event saw teams from multiple North West Further Education establishments pitch projects to a panel. The College’s University Centre teams went head-to-head with students from the University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Salford.

Each team was tasked with the brief of creating a multi-functional place at Paddington Village in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter to support Education, Skills, Employment and Knowledge Share.

The groups were asked to submit a bid proposal for the design and creation of a temporary, multi-functional facility within Morgan Sindall’s live site at Paddington Village that will enable the delivery of its social impact activities.

Caroline Bracewell, Head of School for Business, Health and Technology at the University Centre at Blackburn College, said:

“It was an honour to host the 2020 CIOB Novus Student Challenge and to welcome all the teams involved. I would like to congratulate everyone on their phenomenal projects and pitches.

“Well done to our teams in particular, both of whom were highly commended.”

The University Centre at Blackburn College is currently taking applications for September 2020. Prospective students are advised to visit www.blackburn.ac.uk to make an application.

10 Mar 2020, 10:32 AM