Civil engineering, construction and building

Blog about civil engineering and construction

Join us 13-16 July for our engineering and construction summer school

Our online summer schools are a great opportunity to get an idea of what it’s like to study a subject you love at university! Book your place to find out about the university experience from staff and students. You can get involved in a subject-specific project that could be used to support your personal statement…

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A structured career path played a key part in returning to study

After considering her career options, Claudia decided our Quantity Surveying course was a great choice for her as a mature student. It fits well with her interests, she has lots of support at Brighton and can see plenty of opportunities to progress her career once she graduates. I had been considering my career options for…

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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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George Plant

Alumni in the spotlight – George Plant shares his career advice and experience

After graduating with a Civil Engineering MEng, George Plant now has a successful career as a structural engineer at award winning structural engineering consultancy, Curtins. He also regularly comes back to the University of Brighton to give lectures to our current students. If you’re wondering what kind of projects you could get involved in as…

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Chris Hunter

Crossrail placement at Graham

Chris Hunter is in his final year of the Civil Engineering with integrated foundation year BEng(Hons). He reflects on the best bits about his course and his placement experience.

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Events at Brighton

Start, progress or change your career with a postgraduate degree Explore your study opportunities, talk to our lecturers, researchers and students, and find out more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton at a virtual open event. Tune into subject talks, look around our facilities in a 360 tour, get the latest on scholarships and…

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Career focused studies

Harry Richards graduated with a first-class honours in Building Surveying in our class of 2020. Find out more about his time at Brighton and what he’s been up to since he graduated. I chose Brighton as it was one of the leading universities for building surveying, the city was also a huge selling point. I…

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Alexandra Duffy graduation

Loving life in Brighton

Alexandra Duffy graduated from our Building Surveying BSc(Hons) in 2018 with first class honours. She’s now working on the Circus Street site in Brighton which is near to completion and set to deliver 142 new homes, 450 student bedrooms and 30,000 sq ft of new office space. Here Alexandra tells us about her time as…

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Tom, civil engineering apprentice

Catching up with civil engineering apprentice, Tom

The Apprenticeship Team caught up with Tom King who works for West Sussex County Council as a Senior Highway Steward. Tom is currently in his fourth year of the five-year apprenticeship programme after completing his Higher National Certificate (HNC) and entering straight into his third year. This is what Tom had to say of his…

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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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