Civil engineering, construction and building

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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.

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. 

Architectural Technology Membership and Professional Development Session

Architectural Technology Membership and Professional Development Session was held at School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton on Friday 15 March 2019.

CIAT SE Region Annual General Meeting

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Region 10 (South East Region), had their AGM (Annual General Meeting) at University of Brighton on Friday 15 March 2019. 2nd and 3rd year Architectural Technology (AT) students were invited to attend, observe and investigate how they can contribute to their main professional accreditation body.

Kier project visits

Students on our construction and building courses have been enjoying fortnightly visits to the Kier Project, part of the University’s Big Build ambitious project on the Moulsecoomb campus, watching the progress of the multi-storey car park from the beginning. It is particularly interesting to note Kier’s attitude to sustainability by viewing their water butt, recycling and…

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Working on Brighton’s iconic arches

  Final Year students on Building Surveying BSc(Hons) are working with Brighton and Hove City Council to deliver ideas to restore the iconic Madeira Parade Arches and to assess the suitability of their use for commercial restoration. BHCC have crowd funded £450,000 for the refurbishment of 3 of the arches which includes preserving the oldest…

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Green Growth Platform hits new heights

More than 300 jobs have been created and 70 new products launched with support from a University of Brighton green business organisation. The figures were released as the University’s Green Growth Platform received a progress report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Platform’s original funder. HEFCE said the Platform had “met…

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Constructing a golden career

A Brighton graduate has won a gold medal for his construction management and leadership. Matt Crookes triumphed in the secondary education category at the Construction Manager of the Year awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), considered the world’s largest professional body. Matt, who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2002 with…

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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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Alumni in the spotlight

Stamatia Kantziari graduated from the University of Brighton with a civil engineering degree in 2015 and is currently working with the civil engineering team in AECOM.  She talks to us about her favourite memories here and her career so far.

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