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RICS honours outstanding MSc students

Tuesday, 3 March, 2009

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is honouring five Cass Business School students for achieving outstanding results throughout their courses.

Gilian Griffin, Luke Layfield, Thomas Beatty, Ryan Gerrish and Richard Masher, who are studying MScs in Property Valuation and Law, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate, Property Law and Valuation, and Real Estate and Investment respectively, are all considered to be highly deserving of a RICS London and South East Region Student Award by both the university and RICS.  They were presented with their awards, certificates and a cheque for £50 today by Richard Moxon, Chairman of RICS England, during this year's ceremony which was held at the Goldsmiths' Hall.

Cass Business School, City University, said: The students have all worked incredibly hard over the course of the year and attained some of the best marks of their peers through coursework, examinations and practical work, making them worthy recipients of this year's RICS Prize.

Cass has worked in partnership with RICS for over a decade and a number of our degree and postgraduate courses, including BSc Hons Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Real Estate Management and Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying, are RICS accredited - meaning they map the route to becoming a qualified chartered surveyor.

Carol Moulder, RICS South careers and education executive, added:

Getting a RICS accredited degree is one of the most widely accepted ways of becoming a chartered surveyor and demonstrates commitment to making it a career. Employers and clients around the world recognise the RICS brand as the mark of quality within the property and surveying professions.

As a result chartered status is, for individuals, the gateway to numerous career opportunities and increased earning potential. The next step for the students is to embark on his professional practice qualification - the APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) structured training.

About RICS

RICS is the mark of property professionalism worldwide. It covers all aspects of property, construction and associated environmental issues. RICS has 86,000 chartered members (FRICS and MRICS) and 55,000 members in other categories of membership (TechRICS, trainees and students) globally. It represents, regulates and promotes the work of these property professionals throughout 146 countries. RICS is governed by a Royal Charter approved by Parliament which requires it to act in the public interest. It is also a professional regulatory body approved by Government (HM Treasury). Visit

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