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  • Becoming a Copenhagen local

    Author: Mico Tiongco - Summer - Life on wheels Days were long and warm and I found myself outside most of the time. What will be very apparent to anyone coming to Copenhagen is that cycling really is the best...

  • 5 top tips for effective time management at university

    Author: Federico Presicci - One of the great things about University of Bath is that it offers a wide range of extracurricular activities that you can take part in, to develop the skills you aim to acquire for future. During...

  • MSc Modern Building Design: A survival manual

    Author: Sabine Kamill, MSc Modern Building Design - The term ‘Modern Building Design’ comprises of modern ways to tackle new buildings. Hence, the course is about liberating oneself from traditional ways of planning and discovering new innovative ways to design...

  • Modern Building Design or Environmental Design?

    Author: Sabine Kamill, MSc Modern Building Design - Explaining the difference from a student's point of view Do you intend to study MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design (ED) or MSc Modern Building Design (MBD) but wonder what the difference is?...

  • MSc Student insights - The dissertation

    The dissertation phase can be frightening for students. There are many things to consider in order to make sure the final product is perfect. When is the right time to start? What sort of project plan is needed? What to...

  • Going on Placement with Arup in Amsterdam

    Author: Elisa Ynaraja Rodriguez - Working for a whole year in the middle of your studies? It can sound great and daunting at the same time! How can I be expected to work for an engineering company if I haven’t...

  • Winning the Blackwood Design Award for Best New Concept

    Author: Andrew Taylor - Andrew is a multidisciplinary designer and engineer, based in Cambridge, UK. He was awarded the Blackwood Design Award in 2018 for his design of a device which helps people with visual impairments to practice sport. User...

  • Well boring job with NOV – Not so boring after all!

    Author: Nguyen Vo - For my placement year, I’m lucky to be working with National Oilwell Varco (NOV). The name may not ring a bell to you, but it is one of the largest oil and gas supplying companies in...

  • From MSc to PhD

    Author: Lorenzo Giunta - Completed our MSc Engineering Design and is now studying for a PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering “Why a PhD?” I have had friends and family ask me this question quite often. “Why would you want...

  • Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Sustainability Group

    Our postgraduate sustainability group is led by students at various stages of their PhD and primarily aims to target sustainability related issues in the Department of Chemical Engineering. As most of our Research involves massive use of chemicals, water, plastic...