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Heidi Burgess at a salt marsh

New handbook provides vital environmental spur to saltmarsh protection

Dr Heidi Burgess from the University of Brighton has contributed to a new handbook designed to help drive the restoration of crucial inter-tidal zones. The Saltmarsh Restoration Handbook was launched on November 5 at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, and highlights the vital role saltmarshes play in the environment. They are an important habitat for…

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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.

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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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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