Announcing Nuala as our 2023 RIBA AHR Scholarship recipient
We’re delighted to announce that Nuala Moya Durkin is the recipient of the 2023 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) AHR Scholarship.
Following an exciting judging period which took place in August, Nuala was chosen as the winning recipient of the RIBA AHR Scholarship. The scholarship supports students from low-income households with a four-week paid work placement, mentoring and £6,000 to assist them with course and living costs throughout their Part II studies, which Nuala will begin in September at university.
The judging panel included:
- Dr Jenny Russell, Director of Education and Learning at RIBA
- Maryam Al-Irhayim, Architectural Assistant at Foster + Partners; Vice President for Students and Associates on RIBA Council; member of the RIBA Education Development Group
- Roy Khatchadouria, Founder/Architect at STUDIO ARKAY; Design Tutor at Loughborough University; member of the RIBA Education Development Group
- Gary Overton, Director and Head of Education at AHR
- Manisa Mistry, Associate Director at AHR
As passionate supporters of equal rights to education and as part of our commitment to support inclusivity in the profession, we have been running the RIBA AHR Scholarship programme since 2008.
Achieving social value is part of our wider focus on sustainability
We create social value in many ways – through our projects, external activities, partnerships, and our role as an employer. A key example of how we fulfill this commitment is by fostering opportunities for disadvantaged groups and creating inclusive communities. The role we play in the scholarship is underpinned by our three key social value objectives:
- We champion a fair right to education for all
Our commitment lies in offering improved opportunities to students who may face challenges in covering the costs of the Part II course in the form of a £6,000 grant to go towards their studies as well as a four-week paid work placement at one of our offices.
- We foster inclusive, accessible communities
The aim of the scholarship is to address a perceived lack of inclusivity at the Part II stage of architecture. We enjoy working with people from all cultures and backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to their studies and to the profession.
- We support improved health and wellbeing
Just as sustainability is a fundamental part of the built environment, we believe so too is the concept of wellness. The scholarship offers professional mentorship, support from colleagues, access to valuable technical resources for learning and growth as well as the invaluable experience of contributing to a live practice environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about the scholarship, you can read about Reem, our 2022 RIBA AHR scholar and how she found the experience here.
How the RIBA AHR Scholarship empowers students and promotes inclusivity
The RIBA AHR Scholarship is an empowering programme which seeks to bring equal opportunity to those from a disadvantaged background.
Date: 3 Aug 23
Spending the day with our 2022 RIBA AHR Scholarship recipient, Reem, as she embarks on her work placement
Reem began her four-week work placement as part of the 2022 AHR RIBA Scholarship in the London office and we took the opportunity to catch up with her to hear all about what she’s been getting up to.
Date: 20 Jul 23
Apply now for the 2023 RIBA AHR Scholarship
The scholarship, worth £6,000, will provides support to Part 2 students from low-income households who have demonstrated a commitment to their studies and to the profession.
Date: 28 Mar 23
Catching up with Reem, our 2022 RIBA AHR Scholarship recipient
We caught up with Reem, our 2022 RIBA scholarship recipient for a chat to tell us how her scholarship is going so far.
Date: 6 Mar 23