Dr Rotimi Joseph is course leader for Quantity Surveying BSc(Hons)
Tell us about the subject areas you teach at undergraduate level?
I teach estimating and quantification of construction works, quantity surveying professional practice, construction risk and financial analysis and advanced quantity surveying professional practice.
What are some examples of activities that students in your subject area participate in during their studies?
- Students in my subject area normally enjoy site visits to construction sites, where they will have opportunity to relate the theory being taught in class with practical onsite experience. Almost always, the site visit is linked to students’ coursework, thereby helping them to have a better understanding and approach to completing their coursework.
- Students have the opportunity to use difference industry software such as Building Information Modelling measure (BIM measure); Cubit Estimating software; Costx. Students’ feedback on the use of these types of software are always positive.
- Our students are regularly exposed to industry practitioners, providing them with guidance on what they should be expected as they leave the university and integrated into construction industry.
- Students have the opportunity to be part of professional bodies such as CIOB, RICS, CABE as soon as they join our subject area, giving them access to industry publications and helping them with networking with those already in the industry.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at undergraduate level?
What I enjoy most in teaching at undergraduate level is seeing those that pass through our subject area doing well in the industry. I also enjoy using real life projects in most of my teaching, this gives students the assurance that what they are being taught is very relevant, as they are able to relate with it well, compared to when it is hypothetical scenario.
What’s your favourite location in Sussex and why?
Brighton is my favourite location in Sussex. This is because of its strategic location very close to the sea, thereby attracting visitors all over the world yearly.
Which three people (alive or dead) would you invite to your dream dinner party?
The only people I’d invite to my dinner party are someone less privileged – those that cannot afford dinner. Although I’d probably like to invite the Vice Chancellor as well.