A University of Brighton alumna has been appointed United Nations Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All.
Damilola Ogunbiyi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, has also been selected as Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy which promotes “coherence within the UN family of organisations in the energy field”.
The appointments were announced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Sustainable Energy for All is an international organisation launched by the then Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, to “help mobilize achievement of universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy”.
The University of Brighton awarded Ms Ogunbiyi a Project Management for Construction BSc(Hons) in 2001 and a Project Management for Construction MSc the following year.
Of her time in Brighton, she said: “University was the best time of my life.” Read More →
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A Brighton graduate is playing an instrumental role in delivering a major component of the University’s Moulsecoomb campus development.
Clayton Parsons, who graduated in Project Management for Construction in 2014, is Envelope and External Works Manager for the Big Build, part of his wider position as a Site Manager at major construction company Bouygues UK.
Bouygues UK is delivering student accommodation, Students’ Union and fitness facilities, which will be completed in 2021 for development partner Uliving.
After undertaking a placement year at Bouygues during his time at the University, Clayton joined the company’s graduate scheme and then became a full-time employee. He has since worked on a number of large-scale developments. Read More →
Civil with Environmental Engineering BEng(Hons) graduate, Amna Al-Failakawi, was congratulated by the His Royal Highness, the Prince of Kuwait for her role in the Shaikh Jaber Al-Sabah causeway as he officially opened the bridge this month. At 48.1km long it is one of the longest bridges in the world and connects the middle of Kuwait to the north of Kuwait via two links. Read More →
Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering Maria Diakoumi discusses why she believes an apprenticeship route to a degree is a great option for civil engineers and their employers, and how to encourage more women into the profession. Read More →
More than 300 jobs have been created and 70 new products launched with support from a University of Brighton green business organisation.
The figures were released as the University’s Green Growth Platform received a progress report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Platform’s original funder.
HEFCE said the Platform had “met or exceeded” all of its objectives, set out when it was launched in 2014.
Zoë Osmond, Director of Green Growth Platform, said: “We are delighted to have successfully delivered on all of the targets agreed with our original funder over the first five years of the Green Growth Platform.
“Since launch in 2014 we have seen over 1,000 green-focused companies join our network, with more than a quarter of these taking up our intensive innovation, business support or skills services.”
A Brighton graduate has won a gold medal for his construction management and leadership.
Matt Crookes triumphed in the secondary education category at the Construction Manager of the Year awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), considered the world’s largest professional body.
“Brighton is vibrant and creative town and a great place to learn. I very much enjoyed my time there. With my degree I was able to secure a position with a leading construction firm and have remained there ever since, progressing to the role of Project Manager.
“The course was the perfect introduction to the industry and without doubt set me on the right path for a rewarding career.”
Final year students from across our Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, and Chemistry courses took a trip to the beach this week to collect grab samples of bathing water from seven sites between Brighton Palace Pier and Brighton Marina.
The trip was part of a water and health module and was to look at how water quality varies.