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£6000 Scholarships in Master of Research in Railway Systems Integration

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Scholarships in Master of Research in Railway Systems Integration: For the 2014/15 session up to 10 scholarships with a value of £6000 will be available, for students who wish to carry out research in railway applications.

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather
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The destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is difficult for most of us in the West to conceive. It seems to have been one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, with 1,833 confirmed dead in the Philippines and fears that this number could rise still further when contact is established with more remote rural regions.

Civil Engineering newsletter 2014

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Read about the latest developments from around the School

ACED 2103

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The University of Birmingham will host this year's Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) annual conference at its Hornton Grange conference centre on 24 and 25 October.

New Structural Engineering and Practice Masters/Msc

New Structural Engineering and Practice Masters/Msc
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New Masters programme for 2014

Railway Engineering courses on track for 2014

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Four new and exciting railway engineering programmes will be on offer to students from 2014: BEng / MEng Civil and Railway Engineering and BEng / MEng Electrical and Railway Engineering.

What it means to be sustainable

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Dr Nicole Metje recently contributed to the latest in the university's Ideas Lab's podcast series, "What it Means to Be…"

Universities of Birmingham and Manipal partner in new educational initiative

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The University of Birmingham and Manipal University in India have signed an agreement this month formalising educational links between the two institutions. The partnership will enable students to complete their first two years of study at Manipal then progress directly into year two at Birmingham.

Building bridges with local schoolchildren

Building bridges with local schoolchildren
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The School of Civil Engineering is pioneering a new initiative to take bridge construction out to local schools and sixth forms to engage young people in the discipline and raise awareness of the range of courses provided by the University.

School children build bridges with University of Birmingham engineers

School children build bridges with University of Birmingham engineers
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The School of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham is pioneering a new initiative to take bridge construction out to local schools and sixth forms to engage young people in the discipline. Visiting 10 and 11 year-olds at a local primary school today (Monday 29 April), this is the first session of an exciting new idea to encourage school children to get hands on with engineering.

LivingRail research award for Professor Baker

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Civil Engineering research news.

University of Birmingham receives £5.9 million to assess the underworld

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The University of Birmingham will receive one of four large grants as part of a multi- million pound investment in leading engineering research projects to be announced by Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts today (12 March 2013).

Research news: Dr N Metje grant award

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Research news, Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham

Civil engineering in the top 10 degree subjects by lifetime salary

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New data released by bestcourse4me.com - the independent resource for students which provides salary and career prospects statistics on degree subjects - has revealed that civil engineering ranks in the top ten of 'degree subjects by lifetime salary'.

Engineers without Borders - A successful first term

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Engineers without Borders (EWB) are gearing up for a second term of activities and events after a great first term. Affiliated to the national charity, the society is one of the many student branches across the UK hoping to raise awareness and to encourage people to consider a career in international development. We are not just for engineers!

40 years of Spaghetti Junction - knot your average junction

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Dr Nicole Metje participated in the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the opening of Spaghetti Junction as part of her work on the ICE Municipal Panel in December 2012.

What our graduates say

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The School of Civil Engineering - What our graduates say

School of Civil Engineering Spring Careers Event

School of Civil Engineering Spring Careers Event
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The School hosted its first ever Spring careers event throughout the afternoon of 21 February and welcomed 18 organisations who were keen to tell students about places available for the summer, year in industry, further study and graduate jobs.

New Civil Engineering with Managment Masters/Msc

New Civil Engineering with Managment Masters/Msc
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New Masters programme for 2013

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