Architecture student graduates with First-Class Honours and lands job with top firm

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

An award-winning architecture student who worked part time during her studies has just graduated for the University of Salford and is on the path to a successful career.

Jessica Hunter, who graduated today with a First-Class degree, has gone on to work at a top architectural company following her degree at the University of Salford.

For 3 years, Jessica studied on the Architecture Design and Technology course on a part-time basis while working at TP Bennett, a UK based architectural design and planning practice. Now after completing her degree, she is working full-time at the firm.

Jessica originally wanted to be an interior designer, but looking at universities made her move towards Architecture and eventually a degree at the University of Salford. Jessica said: “I really enjoyed my time at Salford. All the tutors were helpful, especially in giving me feedback straight away. I don’t have a bad thing to say about the course. Doing it part-time meant I could learn and then apply that in work too. Working at TP Bennett helped me to progress a lot faster over the 3 years and learn valuable skills. I’m extremely pleased to have graduated with a first!”

Dr Maria Yioutani-Iacovides, a Lecturer in Architecture, said: “Jess has been an outstanding student throughout her studies, and has been a student of mine for two years. We are very proud for her achievements at the University of Salford and at her place of work and wish her every success in the future.”

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