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Brighton student wins construction industry accolade

Congratulations to Chris Willetts, who’s studying Project Management for Construction BSc(Hons) who took the Outstanding Student Award at an annual construction industry event for London and the South East.

The Bright Futures Student Challenge – run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – brings together students studying construction-based courses at universities and colleges in London and the South East. This year it challenged students to showcase their skills and knowledge via a presentation to an expert panel, based on a site visit to the ongoing £29m Tribeca mixed-use new build development in London’s Kings Cross.

Chris is currently a second year student and his reward for winning the CIOB’s ‘Outstanding Student’ title for 2022 includes a week of work experience with VolkerFitzpatrick, the company behind the Tribeca development.

Speaking after receiving his award, Chris said: “The win was very much an unexpected surprise – but testament to the valuable knowledge I have gained from my time at University of Brighton. This award is undoubtedly not just a win for me, but for all of the lecturers I have had the joy of learning from so far!”

Chris’s degree is just one of a raft of our construction and engineering courses boasting top-level industry recognition – accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers – alongside a strong track record of career progression.

The University’s work-aware ethos is also reflected in its expanding array of innovative degree apprenticeships which provide the opportunity to earn while you learn.


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