Matthew Teller, 3rd year BEng Electrical & Railway Engineering Student and Chair of the University of Birmingham Railway Society, tells us about this term’s society activities. RailSoc is now well underway with its 3rd year as a society and we have continued to organise some fantastic events this autumn term. Crewe Railway Heritage Centre Our first … Continue reading “Student railway society, RailSoc, gets its 3rd year off to a busy start”
Alex Burrows writes about BCRRE’s contribution to the Parliamentary Review in its Best Practice Representative section. We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised with an invitation to publish an article in the Parliamentary Review, authored by Professor Clive Roberts and with contributions from Alex Burrows and Rachel Eade. BCRRE is a global … Continue reading “Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education recognised in The Parliamentary Review”
Alex Burrows, Director of BCRRE, explains the importance of reaching far and wide in support of our innovation and technology ambition.
Rachel Eade MBE, Business Development Manager, reflects on her experiences to date, delivering Brexit-preparation workshops. Week two of the Rail Alliance rail & transport sector Brexit Preparation workshops is underway. We will have travelled the country from London to Cardiff and many stations on route to York. So what have we learnt? I can summarise … Continue reading “Reflections on delivering our Brexit-preparation workshops”
Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the US, also known in the EU as European Cyber Security Month is all about highlighting the importance of cybersecurity in everyday life, and little changes we can each undertake to protect ourselves.
On 17 September, the Rail Alliance and Birmingham Centre for Rail Research (BCRRE) delivered the UK’s first rail decarbonisation event at Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC), a test and trial centre of excellence and fast becoming recognised for the concentration of green railway technologies being developed there.
One of the hottest topics in the rail industry is the ‘skills gap’ and how we can inspire the next generation, from all backgrounds, to consider a career in rail engineering.
Wednesday 19th June saw the much anticipated formal reopening of the University of Birmingham Transient Aerodynamic Investigation (TRAIN) rig facility following a £1.5 million upgrade as part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) project. A special event was held at the Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland to celebrate the occasion, drawing … Continue reading “TRAIN Rig reopening and ‘Train Aerodynamics’ book launch”
In its 23rd year, Joy Grey, Education Liaison Officer, and Dr Charles Watson, Teaching Fellow, led a week-long study tour covering Holland, Germany, Austria, and Poland. It’s an opportunity for students to find out more about the world of railways outside of the classroom. Here, MSc Railway System Engineering and Integration (RSEI) students write about … Continue reading “23rd European Study Tour”
Last week, Professor Clive Roberts and Dr Marcelo Blumenfeld attended the Africa Rail conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.