OFFICE IQ AWARDED TO FM STUDENTS

Office IQ, the reference book for property relocation and reorganisation, is one of the prestigious prizes being awarded for the first time to university students.

The University of Lancashire has awarded four Office IQ books as prizes to students of Facilities Management. The book has been awarded to students on the module who scored the highest overall marks of 2.1 and above.

Prizewinner Ruth Coughlan is a Construction Project Management student who was also awarded the CIOB Prize for the best overall performance in her final year cohort. Neil Kenyon, Vicki Kyles and Jon Miller are Building Surveying students. Each student also received a certificate stating that they were awarded the Property Futures Ltd Prize for Facilities Management. Neil also received the RICS Prize for his cohort and Jon was awarded the Estates Gazette Prize.

The University of Lancashire is currently considering the creation of an MSc in Relocation. The masters course would use Office IQ as a base, becoming the main reference for students choosing to take the degree in Relocation.

David Atkinson, chairman of Property Futures Ltd, publishers of Office IQ, comments: "A lot of research and effort have been put into the making of Office IQ. Such a request from academics confirms its value and credentials. We are very pleased to be considered as a reference book for future professionals."

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2009-07-01T00:00:00