Real Estate Management’s Yvonne Student of the Year Award
On Thursday 21st January 2010, Excel magazine hosted the Excel Student of the Year Awards. Designed to raise aspirations and encourage student achievement, this event celebrates the success of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds all over the UK.
Kingston University student Yvonne Ambo, who studies Real Estate Management, was awarded this year’s ‘Excel Built Environment Student of the Year Award’. Yvonne is the first generation in her family to go to University and is successfully juggling her studies and part-time work as a retail supervisor with raising her young son. Yvonne is one of the top performing students in her year and was nominated by her lecturers to undertake the European Real Estate Challenge 2010 held in Berlin.
Yvonne completed our mentoring scheme for black and minority ethnic students which we run in conjunction with the National Mentoring Consortium. Lorraine Kelly (the scheme’s co-ordinator) nominated Yvonne because “she is such a positive role model and demonstrates that it is still possible to achieve your aspirations even if you are studying, working and looking after a young child”.