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Graduate Olivia Hughes

ICE student prize winner 2020 Olivia Hughes

Olivia is absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Student Prize for 2020 . Olivia graduated this year with a Civil Engineering MEng with a first-class honours degree. She is really excited to move onto her next step which will be to start work with Buro Happold this November where…

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Starting your course in 2020?

You’re going to have a brilliant time here and we can’t wait to meet you! To help you feel like you already belong at Brighton our students and staff have created some information so you can get to know your subject better before you join us in the autumn. We’ll also be in touch over…

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Book your place on our postgraduate open evenings

Choose from over 170 postgraduate courses with flexible study options to help you in your career – or change your path completely. We’re holding informal open evenings from 5 to 12 February 5pm to 8pm, giving you the opportunity to find out first-hand how you can benefit from postgraduate study. Tutors will be on hand to…

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Student site visit at Clays Lake

A visit to the site of Clay’s Lake flood prevention scheme in West Sussex provided a group of civil engineering students with a valuable glimpse of ‘what collaborative engineering work looks like’. Around 45 students visited the Clay’s Lake site where flood prevention works are being carried out by Mackley working as part of Team…

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Graduate stories – Roxanne Pulmones

Roxanne graduates from Civil Engineering BEng(Hons) and is the winner of the Dr Harry Arshi Memorial Award for Geotechnical Engineering. The prize was awarded for the highest mark received for a final year project focussed on geotechnical engineering in the university.

Graduate stories – Jasper Pagud

Jasper won the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) award for his outstanding overall performance in the University of Brighton civil engineering degree programmes. What made you choose Brighton and this course? The Civil Engineering BEng(Hons) course at Brighton has modules that teach technical skills and knowledge not just in engineering design but also used in…

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Graduate stories – Waleed Alsaadi

Waleed Alsaadi, who just graduated from the Civil Engineering MEng, won the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) award for the producing an outstanding overall performance in the Civil Engineering degree programmes with a focus on structural engineering. How did you feel when you were first accepted to Brighton, and how has the reality compared to…

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Alumni in the spotlight – Amna Al-Failakawi

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…

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Degree Apprenticeship for Civil Engineers

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.

Jon Orrell

Alumini in the Spotlight – Jon Orrell, HOP Consulting

Jon Orrell, founding partner of HOP Consulting (Hemsley Orrell Partnership) and it’s Managing Director until 2018, was kind enough to share his experience of studying civil engineering at University of Brighton and his future plans.

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