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Best Paper Win at the International Symposium on Advanced Materials Conference

The International Symposium on Advanced Materials Application is a prestigious international conference to promote current groundbreaking research findings in the field of materials science and engineering.


TRADA University Challenge 2020

Participating student Joe Allison recounts how the team from Leeds Beckett performed - despite the winter storms causing a few problems along the way.  


First Year Sketching Award – The Winners, Sponsored by Curtins Consulting

Sketch books of three students were chosen as being exemplary in their year group. The winning Civil Engineering students were invited to Curtins Leeds office for a working breakfast and be presented with their prizes.


Engineering Alumnus Joins Us For Guest Lecture

It is always nice to see alumni returning back to the university to help educate and inform our currently masters students. 

A building being constructed

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. Hear from Oliver Gibbs about his experience as an apprentice on the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering - Design Engineer course. 

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A speaker at the YORhub event

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.

A seal on sea defences

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.

Two engineering students

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.

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