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Degree Apprenticeships - Building my Career in the Construction Industry

With the right mindset and desire to progress, an apprenticeship will enable you to springboard both your academic studies and your working life, providing a solid foundation for the rest of your career.

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School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing partnership with YORhub goes from strength to strength

School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing's digital knowledge transfer network, thinkBIM, works with YORhub to assist students with final year dissertations.


Revisiting the Engineering Without Borders Design Challenge Winners

In June, a team of Leeds Beckett University students won the Engineering for People Design Challenge Grand Prize for their concept of building a women’s’ community hub in Tamil Nadu, India, using locally sourced natural and affordable materials.

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Planning for our Future Environment: Thoughts on two pioneering engineering schemes in Yorkshire

There is growing concern in the UK regarding climate change and the effects that increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather is having on the places we live and work. The latest Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber seminar explored the role construction has in combating this and featured presentations on a flood protection scheme in York and a coastal defence scheme in Runswick Bay, Scarborough. The School's Head of Subject for Construction, Surveying and Project Management, Mark Wilson, chaired the event and has written his thoughts below.

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Civil Engineering Apprentice wins company Values Award.

Leeds Beckett first-year Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship student, Jacob Lindley, has won Taylor Woodrow's Our Values award for delivering his own Health & Safety sessions to colleagues every day for a week.

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Womens Community Hub wins National Design Challenge Prize

The annual competition is organised by Engineers Without Borders UK, a charity dedicated to inspiring the engineering community to serve all people and our planet better than ever before.


Why Diversity is Important

There has been a significant commitment to upgrading and strengthening the Built Environment in the UK.  This has been matched with funding promises stretching beyond 2021.  To meet this pipeline of work, it has been estimated that we need 444,000 extra Built Environment employees every year for the next five years. 

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Civil Engineering Placement Experiences with Curtins

3rd Year BEng student Daniel Gordon talks about his experiences on placement.

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Bridge Building at "Give Construction A Try" event

Staff from our Civil Engineering subject group joined over 40 facilitators at the "Give Construction A Try" event on 20 March 2019.

Dr Ash Ahmed pictured third from the right.

Research and Education Awards for Civil Engineering Academics from the Institution of Civil Engineers

Two members of our academic team from the Civil Engineering subject area were recognised at the annual Institution of Civil Engineering Yorkshire & Humber awards.

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