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BIID Wins Memcom Excellence Award for Best Student Engagement Initiative

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BIID Student Design Challenge stands out from the crowd.

We are delighted to announce the BIID Student Design Challenge has won a Memcom Excellence Award for Best Student Initiative. 

The Student Design Challenge was taken online this year after traditionally being hosted in person in London. The judges highlighted the exceptional standard of the event and the impact it has on the growth of the BIID.

The BIID has come up with a competition that provides genuine challenge for student members alongside the opportunity to work as a team and receive mentorship from expert professionals. The organisation turned the challenge of Covid into an opportunity, taking the competition digital. This innovative approach has widened access and improved engagement from student members. Providing a real-life design challenge on a grand scale and within a limited time helps to develop skills that are entirely relevant to professional practice. The popularity of the competition is evident through application numbers and is directly linked to recruitment of student members.”

Hayley McLennan BIID Learning & Events Manager expressed her delight at the accolade. “Winning this award is recognition of the BIID’s commitment to providing every opportunity we can to our members, highlighting the institutes’ important role to play during the pandemic supporting professional development and a sense of community. I am overjoyed to have collected the trophy on behalf of the organisation and would like to thank the BIID team, our superb industry mentors and judges, and of course the students who participated, for making the event such an award-winning success.”

The next BIID Student Design Challenge will be held online in November 2022. Please contact to find out how your team can get involved.