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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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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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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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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Placement with Bouygues working on Big Build project

Stephanie chats to George Halliwell who is on placement with Bouygues, working on the university’s Big Build project and studying Project Management Construction BSc(Hons). 

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My placement in LA has been life-changing

Daisy Kyle, a Building Surveying BSc(Hons) student, has secured a job thanks to her placement in Los Angeles. Here she talks about the experience and about her time at the University of Brighton. Thanks to my placement, I now have a graduate job… My year’s placement in Los Angeles working for Alan and Green, a…

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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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Architectural Technology activity week project work

Second year Architectural Technology students have just finished a successful intensive learning week during their first semester activity week. Their task was to choose a part of their design for a deployable light structure for temporary exhibition and entertainment purposes, and detail the architectural structure of it (examples are shown in the image). They learnt…

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