Our first year civil engineering students were recently visited by guest lectures from professionals from industry as part of the Civil Engineering Practice module, which introduces students to the range of issues related to the content and role of the civil engineering profession.
Colin Toovey and Ian Denis from Royal Haskoning DHV, a global consulting engineering company were kind enough to come along and share some of their valuable insight with our students. They gave a sustainability presentation on ‘Nature-based solutions in Practice, Water, River and coastal focus’. We are working to organise some site visits with Royal Haskoning DHV later this year, and really look forward to working with them more!
Our other guest lecturer was Nigel Clifford, Associate Director of DGA Group and chairman of our Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), who shared his experience and advice in his presentation about civil engineering as a profession. The IAB contribute to the development of our courses and also offer on-going support to civil engineering students including ‘one-to-one surgery’ sessions, offering career advice and guidance.
There will be more guests lectures later in the year as part of the Civil Engineering Practice module, given by professionals from companies such as ICE and HOP Consulting, that are currently being planned. Students will also get real-life project experience through the Engineering for People Design Challenge UK as part of this module, developing sought-after skills including teamwork and problem-solving.