Civil and Structural Engineering taster

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

Exterior shot of The Diamond building

Innovations in Structural Engineering: Strengthening against earthquakes

A free virtual taster session. 

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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.

When: Thursday 25 November 2021, 16:00 - 17:30 

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level 

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:

1) to gain an appreciation of the structural limitations of concrete

2) to familiarise with composite materials and their use as reinforcement for concrete

3) to gain an appreciation of how advanced composites can be used in structural strengthening applications

There will also be a chance to hear from our current students and ask any questions in a Q&A session.


Time Activity
4:00pm Introduction and welcome
4:05pm Introduction to the department
4:20pm Mini lecture
5:05pm Hear from our students
5:15pm Q&A 
5:25pm Closing remarks and next steps

We look forward to meeting you!

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