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Further Achievement for RGU graduate Phebe


Robert Gordon University Law graduate Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann has added another award to her long list of achievements.

Dr Mann, who was awarded a WISE Woman of Outstanding Achievement Award, now has a photographic portrait displayed in various universities and institutions throughout the country as the winner of the Tomorrow’s Leader Award.

Her WISE portrait was unveiled at an event at Bradford College and will be located permanently at The David Hockney Building in the college.

Dr Mann has a BA and MA (Cantab) in Computer Science from Cambridge University, a law degree from Buckingham University, an LLM from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, an MSc Construction (Management), from Loughborough University, an MSc Bridge Engineering (Management), from Surrey University, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Reading University, an MSc Research Methods and a doctorate from The Open University with an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from Phi Delta Kappa.

She is the first and only woman to hold six professional engineering qualifications concurrently in the UK - Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE), Chartered Surveyor (FRICS), Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and European Engineer (Eur Ing). In recognition of her contributions, she was nominated a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Phebe became the first female chair of the Leicester Centre of the Chartered Institute of Building. She is an Ambassador for STEM, which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Advisory Mentor for the Queen’s Young Leaders, and a Talent2030 Hero; she works tirelessly to encourage girls to pursue civil engineering careers.

In recognition of her extraordinary achievements and leadership qualities she had displayed in her career, the UKRC (now WISE) chose her as one of their Women of Outstanding Achievement in 2011, in a prestigious campaign to increase the visibility of the most influential women in science and engineering, so that they could be role models for young women considering their career options. Phebe was very proud to accept the award as she is passionate that women know that engineering offers them interesting and rewarding careers at the very highest level.

Phebe said: "I am passionate about my career in construction and law; and delighted to see more and more young people, especially women, to seriously consider careers in the property and construction industry.”

Release by Stacey Lynch
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