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Graduate stories: Project Director at McBains

Chris Moore graduated from our Building Surveying degree in 2005 and is now a Project Director at property and construction consultancy, McBains. We asked him about his time at Brighton, going on placement, what drew him to a surveying and some of the things he enjoys most about is career. What made you choose the…

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Class of ’71 reunion for Quantity Surveyors

On Tuesday 26  May, a group of Quantity Surveyors revisited the University of Brighton to relive their university days. They graduated from the Brighton College of Technology in 1971.  A large group attended a reunion back in 2016 and six years later, four of the cohort came back to take another look. A lot has…

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Routes into civil engineering

With National Apprenticeship week in full-swing we hear from Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice Lewis Huston about his apprenticeship journey and studying at degree level at the University of Brighton. “My first apprenticeship was a Level 3 diploma in Civil Engineering, which I did at the college of Northwest London. My current employer South East Water…

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Postgraduate virtual open evening

Join our virtual open evening on 1 February and explore what postgraduate study or research at Brighton could mean for you. Hear from university leaders, our students and academics, and get information about finance and funding, the application process, student support, careers, and more. You’ll also get a virtual tour of our campuses and facilities. This open evening…

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Are you looking for a STEM placement year or summer internship for 2022?

The STEM Placement & Internship Team are here to help! We advertise lots of fantastic paid opportunities for STEM students and we’re here to help you every step of the way! You’ll find all the latest roles by logging on to Careers Connect We support you with: Finding what you want to apply for Writing CV/cover…

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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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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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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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