Why I Chose Civil Engineering With Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Hi, I’m Will, and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. This time around I’m going to shed some light onto why I decided that I wanted to study civil engineering at Birmingham. I think the most important thing to me when … Continue reading “Why I Chose Civil Engineering With Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham”

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Careers in Civil Engineering

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Careers in Civil Engineering can be divided into two main categories. ‘Consultancy’ in an engineering context often relates to the discipline of producing designs or offering technical advice for infrastructure projects. On the other hand, ‘contracting’ denotes work that is undertaken for … Continue reading “Careers in Civil Engineering”

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Working in Labs as an Engineering Student

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Hi, I’m Will, and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. Lab work is a very important part of understanding how the things that we learn in the classroom actually work in practice, so students (first years in particular) frequently undertake … Continue reading “Working in Labs as an Engineering Student”

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My experience of extra-curricular activities at UoB 

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham As a keen fresher in September 2017, I was eager to join all the societies I could possibly fit into my busy schedule. By doing so, I hoped to make the most of all that university had to offer whilst simultaneously finding … Continue reading “My experience of extra-curricular activities at UoB “

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How to Get the Most Out of a Year in Industry

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham I was very fortunate to be able to apply for a year in industry through the university-organised RESPECT scheme. Following a successful interview, I accepted an offer from Osborne (a civil engineering contractor on National Highways’ framework for delivery of major road … Continue reading “How to Get the Most Out of a Year in Industry”

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A Week in the Life of an Engineer

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Hi, I’m Will, and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. In third year as a Civil Engineer, we have around four hours of lectures per module each week, and with three modules per semester this means we have about 8-12 … Continue reading “A Week in the Life of an Engineer”

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Reflections on my Year Abroad

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   The University of Birmingham provided me with the opportunity to complete the third year of my integrated Masters degree abroad. As a student of Civil Engineering, I had always wanted to learn infrastructure design and sustainability principles from a different viewpoint. At the same … Continue reading “Reflections on my Year Abroad”

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Student Societies at Birmingham

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Hi, I’m Will and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. I’m a member of the Civil Engineering Society (CivSoc) and the Music Society. I am the current social secretary (social sec) for CivSoc and I play with the Music Society’s … Continue reading “Student Societies at Birmingham”

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The RESPECT Scheme at Birmingham

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Something that drew me to apply for Birmingham was the RESPECT scheme – a scheme that the university runs for students to get placements with companies for either a year placement or a summer. You send in one application form and … Continue reading “The RESPECT Scheme at Birmingham”

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Working in Labs

By Sara, Civil Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham The University of Birmingham offers a multidisciplinary first year which means you get to do a bit of work in both the Mechanics and Electrical Lab (which are both very new)! Labs are always a fun and educative experience, you get to … Continue reading “Working in Labs”