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DM Hall launches annual bursary scheme for University of Glasgow as tribute to late senior partner



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DM Hall has launched a £500 annual bursary scheme open to any student entering the MSc course in real estate management at the University of Glasgow.

The scheme, which will start later this year, will accept applications in the three-week period from 1-21 October each year — candidates must submit a CV and a brief, future-focused personal statement of no more than 350 words to [email protected] 

The bursary scheme was created to honour the contribution made both to the profession of surveying and to DM Hall by the firm’s former senior partner, John Hamilton Young (pictured above), who died in June 2021.

John joined DM Hall in 1970 and opened its Glasgow office before spearheading a rapid expansion in the eighties, which led to the firm now having 24 offices throughout Scotland and 250 staff.

He became a RICS fellow in 1973, and distinguished himself over the years as a prominent voice for the Scottish property sector on a variety of RICS committees in both Edinburgh and London.

In 1985, he was made senior partner, after which he continued to expand DM Hall by opening a series of new offices to meet the demands of homeowners.

His daughter, Katie Craig, is also a chartered surveyor and was made partner at DM Hall in January this year.

Alan Gordon, senior partner at DM Hall, said: “John Young was a big man in every sense, and as a partnership, we believe it is fitting that there should be an annual, highly practical commemoration of his life and work.

“This bursary is part of his legacy which continues today, with a significant number of partners still in the business who owe their careers in DM Hall and the chartered surveying profession to the opportunities handed to them by John many years ago.” 

Dr Tunbosun Oyedokun, programme director and lecturer in real estate (urban studies) at the University of Glasgow, added: “My colleagues and I greatly appreciate this generous bestowment by DM Hall in tribute to Mr Young, and will ensure that all our students are aware of his substantial contribution to their chosen field of study. 

“The bursary will undoubtedly support the beneficiaries in realising their ambition of becoming chartered surveyors. 

“We are honoured that DM Hall chose our Masters programme for the award.”

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