Sunderland student wins building award

Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
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A SUNDERLAND College student is building his way to a better future after picking up a top prize.

Glen Campbell has been crowned the Chartered Institute of Building’s North East Student of the Year, and was presented with his award by the institute’s vice-president, Chris Chivers.

The HNC design and construction management student is also employed by South Tyneside Homes, where he has been putting the skills he has learnt to good use as a site and team manager.

“I was delighted to be presented with the award,” said Glen, 35.

“It was a fantastic evening, and I felt extremely honoured to have been selected when up against what can only be described as a prestigious short- list of nominees. I receive a lot of support in my job and from the staff at college.”

Now in the second year of his HNC course, Glen is looking to hopefully further his education by attending university to complete his HND – the equivalent of a full degree.

He spends four days a week with South Tyneside Homes, and one day a week studying.

Glen’s lecturer at Sunderland College, Gerry Ruffles, said: “Glen is a very hard working, determined and ambitious student, and very deserving of this award.

“He has a clear vision of what he wants to do as a career and we try and support and help him fulfil that ambition.”