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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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.

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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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Alexandra Duffy graduation

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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Keep moving forward – Clearing 2020

If you thought you knew where you were headed but you’re considering a change of direction, Clearing 2020 is the moment for you to take another look at your plans before you decide. We’re here to help you navigate your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy online guide and see which courses…

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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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Graduate stories – Elitsa Zaykova

Elitsa won the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Certificate of Excellence – Architectural Technology (Innovative Design Project) for her forward-thinking and innovative final year project.

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