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Student Stories

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

With ambitions to become an engineer and having already gained experience in the sector, Supreet found that Birmingham City University gave her the kind of dedicated teaching she wanted, as well as the chance to live more independently in a new city. 

“My ambition is to become an engineer, working for a well-respected company, and to have a future role in a dynamic and challenging environment. In addition, I have gained significant work experience in the engineering field and I feel this industry is well suited to me."

“I was excited about moving to a different city and being independent. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to stick to deadlines and might miss lectures, but I’ve been surprised by how good my time management skills are!"

“During Welcome Week I went to the Freshers’ Fair and grabbed loads of freebies, as well as joining different groups including the Engineering Society and Sikh Society. Through these, I was able to make friends with people outside my course."

“My lecturers have been extremely helpful when I didn’t understand something or by going through the assessments with us. If I need any help I can email the lectures and get a response fairly quickly."

“I would like to secure a year’s placement between my second and third year. I would then like to proceed to a Master’s. After graduation I plan on working as a graduate civil engineer and becoming charted within three to five years."

“My advice to other first years would be to do your research in the area, and make sure you know things like where the closest supermarkets are to your accommodation. Talk to everyone even if they look like they don’t want to – the chances are they are too shy to start a conversation.”

Civil Engineering

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