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Architecture award honour

Rebecca Goodson at her graduation in Edinburgh with father Lloyd and mother Susannah

Rebecca Goodson at her graduation in Edinburgh with father Lloyd and mother Susannah

An architecture student from the Isle of Man has scooped two prestigious awards at a ceremony held in Glasgow – and gained herself a job offer at the same time.

Rebecca Goodson was in India when she found out about the award, made at the annual Architecture and Design Scotland, and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Scottish student awards recently.

Rebecca won awards for best third year student and for the best drawing. She was also commended for her work on sustainable design which judges described as ‘sensitive and intelligent’.

She has just completed her BA, gaining first class honours, at Edinburgh and will head to Sheffield University for the next part of her course which takes seven years to complete.

Her mother, Susannah Goodson, said: ‘She wasn’t able to be at the ceremony though she was invited as she was nominated for an award. Her tutor texted her the next day and then she messaged me on Facebook to tell me the good news.

‘I was delighted and proud of her because she has worked so hard.

‘People say she’s talented so it must be easy, but she really has pushed herself. It’s not an easy course and the work load is incredible. She has even had a job offer.

‘She wouldn’t want me to say this because she would be embarrassed. She thinks I make too much of a fuss!’

Rebecca went to Ramsey Grammar School and the Isle of Man College, where she did an art foundation course.

 

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