A warm welcome at our open day

Sunshine, blue skies, our brilliant ambassadors and friendly staff welcomed visitors to our campus open day on Saturday 17 June.

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and campus where you will be studying. You’ll also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students.

If you are thinking about beginning your studies in 2018 and missed this one, find out more about upcoming events on our website.

Now that data is ubiquitous, how do we make it useful?

We are proud to welcome back one of our distinguished alumni and honorary graduate, Professor Mandy Chessell, for the final Distinguished Lecture series of the year on Tuesday 6 June, 5-6pm in Huxley 300.

As digital technology sweeps through every aspect of our lives, data has become ubiquitous. The problem is that much of this data is useless because it no longer has enough context with it for people, processes and analytics to understand what it means.

This is an amazing opportunity to hear Professor Chessell examine current data management practices and tools and explain why data loses its context. She proposes an alternative and open approach that will expand our ability to use data to its full extent. She also looks at the issue of providing appropriate protection and governance to valuable intellectual property and sensitive data.

Professor Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, member of the IBM Academy of Technology and Fellow of the Royal Academy. Read her profile.

Find out more and book your place at the lecture here.

Moulsecoomb Campus Open Day

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students.

If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2018 come along to our campus open day on Saturday 17 June. Find out more about open days on our website.

Engineering success

Students showcased their final year projects to industry representatives at the Engineering Project Exhibition yesterday.  Attendees included professionals from Harris Corporation (technology company, defense contractor, and information technology services provider); FirstCo (airport control and communication systems);  MBDA (global missile systems company); and Southern Water.

It was great to see Alex Smith there, a graduate from University of Brighton, who is now working for MBDA.

Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor, and Stephen Denyer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience), came long to see the brilliant examples of students’ hard work. Both have said how impressed with the projects themselves and with the professional manner in which students engaged in explaining their work.

Well done everyone!

Engineering Project Exhibition 2017 ~ save the date ~

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Final year students present their work in poster format – many projects are industry or research-based and cover a wide range of disciplines, ranging through all aspects of automotive, aeronautical, mechanical and manufacturing, electrical and electronic engineering and design.   Come and see the work and talk to our students.  2-6pm Cockcroft building and sports hall.

 

Advanced Engineering Buiding – Take a look inside…

Here are the latest images from inside the university’s £14m Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) on the Moulsecoomb campus in Brighton.  

The building, scheduled to open in September this year, will be one of the world’s leading engineering research buildings and will extend the university’s Advanced Engineering Centre which works with a range of engineering companies on innovative research in partnership with the automotive industry to promote vital industrial knowledge-exchange.

The AEB will allow the university to extend its long-term partnership with Ricardo, the Shoreham-based global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy and specialist manufacturer, through a dedicated combustion engine research area designed on the ground floor. There will also becutting-edge engineering workshops to support undergraduate and postgraduate engineering, and specialist teaching facilities.

Professor Debra Humphris, university Vice-Chancellor, joined a tour of the building with colleagues including university governors. She said: “This is an amazing development between our partners Ricardo and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, and it was recently recognised by the Wolfson Foundation with an award of £500,000 for specialist equipment.

 

 

 

“The facilities will extend our leading-edge research and education to make an impact in the industry both regionally and globally.

“As a university we are committed to making a real practical difference through our research and partnerships, and the AEB will enhance the quality of our research and the student experience.”

 

 

More PHOTOS by Mike Porter and Daisy O’Neill(third year Photography BA(Hons) course representative).

WATCH how the AEB was built here!

– GROUP PHOTO, TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: NEIL HEARD-WHITE, PROJECT MANAGER AEB;

PROFESSOR ANDREW LLOYD, DEAN OF THE COLLEGE LIFE, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL

SCIENCES; PROFESSOR MORGAN HEIKAL, PROFESSOR OF THERMOFLUIDS; JOHN GILL,

BOARD GOVERNORS; MIKE CLARK, DIRECTOR OF ESTATE AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT.

BOTTOM ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: KELLY SMITH, PLACEMENT STUDENT

AEB GROUNDWORKS; PROFESSOR DEBRA HUMPHRIS, VICE-CHANCELLOR;

JANEY WALKER, DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS; SUE MCHUGH,

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; GRAHAM LAWRENCE, AEB PROJECT MANAGER

GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION.

Brighton’s Robot Warriors

University of Brighton undergraduate students Katie Henderson and Jodie Nye will be battling it out against fellow contestants in the brand new series of BBC’s Robot Wars.

Katie and Jodie, who are both studying for a BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, are long-standing fans of the show and will be one of the few all-female teams to have taken on the challenge with their robot ‘Ms Nightshade’.

Speaking about her experience Katie said: “It was an honour to represent the University of Brighton and also to promote female engineers. I worked on the design and Jodie and I collaborated on putting our robot together. I knew I wanted our robot to be different and something that had not been seen on the programme before and to be able to defend itself and attack from all angles.

“The biggest challenge was managing our time to meet the deadlines for the project whilst continuing to focus on our courses. We really underestimated the time needed to build and test the robot, but got there in the end.”

Jodie commented: “The whole experience has been incredible. I can’t compare it to anything that I have ever done before. The most valuable thing for me apart from gaining the practical skills from constructing and assembling the robot was the chance to develop presenting and communication skills from appearing on the programme.

“Being part of an all-female team was a real honour. I am so grateful to the University for the support it gave us to make what for me had always been a childhood dream.”

The latest series of Robot Wars starts on BBC 2 on Sunday 5 March.

Pictures credit: BBC/Mentorn Media Scotland/Alan Peebles

Take a sneaky peak around our brand new Advanced Engineering Building

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Bursary success – times two!

Two University of Brighton students are among just 26 in the UK to receive bursaries of up to £4,000.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme for students on an IET-accredited engineering or technology course.

Winners receive at least £1,000 per academic year and mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s networks.

Bradley Roberts (left) with Jeremy Watson, IET President.

Bradley Roberts, studying for his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Brighton, said the bursary will help him buy software and books for his course: “Also, to have the resources of IET behind me will give me greater confidence to achieve more.”

His ambition, he said, is to gain his degree and then progress at Spellman High Voltage, the world-leading supplier of precision DC high voltage power supplies, X-ray generators and Monoblock® X-Ray sources for medical, industrial and scientific applications.

Jason Gater with Margaret Manly, Chair of Manly Trust

The second student, Jason Gater, is studying for his Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He received an IET bursary supported by the Manly Trust which aims to advance the science of engineering.

He said the bursary will help him achieve his goal of becoming a chartered engineer in the power generation industry: “The course I am completing covers a wide range of both electrical and electronic areas. This will be great to gain knowledge in various different areas and I am very much looking forward to completing my final year project.”

Jason said he was first attracted to engineering when he took on a work experience job at the age of 14. He now intends volunteering to spread the word among electricians and apprentices about what the IET is and does.

For more information on related courses at the university click here.

For more information about IET click here.