Civil and Structural Engineering taster

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Civil and Structural Engineering at university.

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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.

When: Thursday 12 May 2022, 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

Special requirements: The typical A Level entry requirements for this BEng course are: AAA including Maths.

Entry requirements may vary depending on your individual circumstances, or the qualifications you're currently studying. For more information please visit

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


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

Time Activity
4.30pm Log in and get comfortable
4.35pm Welcome and introductions
4.40pm Introduction to the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
4.55pm Mini Lecture by Dr Maurizio Guadagnini
5.40pm Q&A session with staff and current students
5.55pm Session roundup

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We have places on our undergraduate courses this autumn. If you've already got your results you can apply now, or if you're still waiting for results get your name on the list by advance registering.