Civil and Structural Engineering taster

Civil and structural engineers help to create and protect the world we live in. Driven by teaching and research excellence, we inspire and empower our students to engineer a better future. Come along to this Taster Session to see if Civil and Structural Engineering could be the right course for you.

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Innovations in Structural Engineering: Strengthening against earthquakes

This session will discuss the use of advanced composite materials as a novel class of reinforcement for concrete structures and will illustrate the benefits of using advanced composites to increase the seismic performance of existing buildings.

Expected learning outcomes:

  •  to gain an appreciation of the structural limitations of concrete
  •  to familiarise with composite materials and their use as reinforcement for concrete
  •  to gain an appreciation of how advanced composites can be used in structural strengthening applications

Please note this is a repeat of the autumn session.

When: Wednesday 10th May 2023, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

Suitable for: We look for students who are studying an A Level in Maths


Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Time Activity
4.00pm Log in and get comfortable
4.05pm Welcome and introduction to the department
4.20pm Interactive mini lecture
4.50pm Q&A with current undergraduate students
5.25pm Closing remarks and next steps

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