Property Week adopts University of Reading students for their 2012 Blog Series

As part of a joint initiative between the University of Reading and the nation's leading commercial property news magazine, Property Week, six Real Estate & Planning students have been invited to participate in Property Weeks' 1st Friday Blog Series for 2012.

Zoe Avery (MSc Development Planning), Matshelo Chimbombi (Part 3 BSc Real Estate), James Davies (Part 2 BSc Real Estate), Johan Ekman (MSc Real Estate Finance), Insiyah Khushnood (MSc Real Estate) and Sam Salloway (Part 3 BSc Real Estate) will write monthly blogs throughout the year which will be featured on Property Week online ( and on occasion in the magazine. With ever growing competition in the property industry this is a fantastic and exclusive opportunity for these individuals to raise their profile among the real estate industry.

Property Week Students 2012These students have been selected to represent the University as a result of their engagement with Real Estate & Planning and RREF activities and events and all are able to bring something unique to the Series as a result of their different backgrounds, courses and experience within the industry. Their blogs will focus on everything which sums up their experience of being a surveyor in training including their views about their course, prospects for a job after they graduate, work experiences, learning from their RREF mentors, events they have been to and so on.

On Friday 3 February the students were featured in an introductory article in Property Week 'Reading Lights' Property Week Blog Series (PDF-434KB). Zoe Avery commented: "'I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate in the University's collaboration with Property Week. Following the article I received interest from a company, through which I have now formed an additional contact in the industry. It is a fantastic experience to be part of and provides us with great exposure to raise our profile for the competitive market ahead of us."

Follow the progress of these students on the first Friday of every month throughout 2012 - it should certainly make for some interesting reading!

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