Architectural technology student secures job with Construction Chat

BSc (Hons) Architecture Technology student Shaun Bagnall has been offered a job with Construction Chat after they were impressed with his first year work.

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology student Shaun Bagnall has been offered a job with Construction Chat after they were impressed with his first year work.

Construction Chat began in 2011 as a company that bought and sold on used text books. Now they work with students and professional clients to ensure that graduating students are in a much stronger position to becoming young professionals. The company consists of knowledgeable students and graduates and publishes news articles, job vacancies and also has profiles for individual universities.

Shaun first year work involved designing a pop-up kitchen for a live project with The Kiosk Café, his design was successful as it fulfilled all academic criteria and incorporated green roof technology. Alongside this, Shaun ran a year-long blog talking about his course and student life at NTU. After being impressed by Shaun's work and the contents of his blog, he was approached by the content creator of Construction Chat to ask If they could use elements of his work as content for their web site.

Shaun has now continued his blog into his second year and frequently updates it to provide insight, and to promote Architectural Technology. Shaun’s blog covers all aspects of life as an Architectural Technology student at NTU with the purpose of displaying his real life journey through an Architecture course. Talking about his work, Shaun said: "It is a place where you can get all sorts of information about student life that you normally wouldn't get from open days; almost like a big open room that lets you know what is actually happening!"

Shaun plans to expand on his work by visiting schools around the UK to talk about his course. He believes it will be valuable for the younger students to witness and try out some of the tasks that would be expected from an Architectural Technology student. After this, Shaun hopes to travel to Canada during his placement year in industry. During this time he wishes to expand the blog to reach other students on placement and abroad.

For more information see Shaun's blog.

Architectural technology student secures job with Construction Chat

Published on 3 November 2014
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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