Civil engineering, construction and building

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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.

Real-world learning on Willingdon School project site visit

As part of their Construction Project Management module coursework, BSc Construction Management, Project Management for Construction and Civil Engineering with Construction Management second year students visited the Willingdon School project which is the basis of their coursework this year. 

Explore our labs

If you haven’t had the chance to visit us you can still get a feel for what it’s like as a student here. You can take a look around our specialist civil engineering labs and see the sort of equipment our students use: And if you want to speak to a current student to find…

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Moe Mahmoud – MSc Student – Funded by Institution of Structural Engineers

MSc student, Moe Mahmoud, completed his final year project funded by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) through the MSc Research Grants Scheme. His poster has been published on the IstructE website: link

Alumni in the spotlight – Tracey Williamson

We interviewed Tracey Williamson, who graduated in BEng (Hons) Environmental Civil Engineering with Environmental Engineering Technology at University of Brighton in 1996. She is currently Chair of the British Dam Society and Associate Director of the Dams and Reservoirs Engineering team in Arup. Tracey had a diverse career as supervising engineer and dam safety manager with experience…

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Riverine based Student Projects – Knepp Castle

On November the 5th this year, instead of preparing for bonfire celebrations three Civil Engineering students undertook their first visit to the Knepp Castle Estate, where their final year dissertation projects are going to be based.

A field trip to the seaside

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…

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