Salford grad a winner at APM’s Festival of Education and Research

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A Salford alumnus has been named as Graduate of the Year by the Association of Project Management, as part of its Festival of Education and Research.

Raheema Majid, 22, completed her degree in project management last years and has now won APM award, which recognises excellence in achievement for someone who has completed a degree in project management. 

Raheema is now a graduate project management consultant at BTTC Infrastructure – a pioneering infrastructure project consultancy based in Manchester.  

The judges were impressed by Raheema’s achievements in her studies and project management career to date. Raheema joined BTTC as a trainee project manager in 2020 whilst completing her Batchelor's degree in Construction Project Management at the University of Salford. In 2022, Raheema graduated from Salford with a first class honours degree, achieving the highest grade in her class and was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from the Chartered Institute of Building, all of this despite her degree being significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Whilst studying for her degree, Raheema also supported BTTC in an outreach programme with universities and schools across Manchester and the UK to promote project management to university and school students.

On receiving her award, Raheema said: “I am delighted to receive this award and grateful to APM for recognising my achievements so far.  I have always wanted to work in the built environment, and I would like to thank BTTC for their support in helping me grow in my career. I am really excited about what the future may bring!”

“Thanks so much to APM and the APM Midlands branch for giving me the opportunity to win this fantastic award.”

The awards ceremony recognises excellence across a range of education and research-related categories, including Graduate of the Year, Student of the Year and Educator of the Year, and other project-related award categories.  

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