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Former President of ICE, Sir John Armitt, visits NTU to give guest lecture to Civil students

Fellow and former President of ICE, Sir John Armitt, visits NTU to give a guest lecture to Civil Engineering students.

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Sir John Armitt (centre) with NTU students, staff & ICE representative Elena Rinaldi

Last month the School of Architecture, Design & the Built Environment welcomed ex-President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Sir John Armitt, to the University. His talk, titled 'The future of infrastructure in the UK and beyond: the opportunities and risks for the next generation of civil engineers', was designed to inspire our NTU civil engineering students.

Sir John has made a significant contribution to Britain’s infrastructure and led the team responsible for constructing venues, facilities and transport systems for the London 2012 Olympics. In September 2013 Sir John published an independent review on long term infrastructure planning in the UK. The recommendations in the Armitt Review received widespread support and in large part have now been adopted by the current government.

Sir John commented that, “I was delighted to meet students and staff at NTU, and to recognise the efforts of the ICE academic partnerships offerings. To date the partnership has delivered an increased ICE presence on campus and helped to establish closer links between the Institution, industry and academia with the aim of improving the students’ experience and employability.”

Final year NTU Civil Engineering student and ICE Student Brand Ambassador Matt Welsh said, “Sir John Armitt's guest lecture focused on the challenges and the future of the construction industry. Particularly for both undergraduate and postgraduates, it is important to be aware of the issues, post-Brexit, that we may face as we begin our careers within such a dynamic and versatile industry. It was also a good chance for all students to delve further into his knowledge about the various projects he has worked on during his career.”

Both our BEng and BSc civil engineering courses have strong links with the ICE through the QUEST scholarship.

ICE is one of the world's leading civil engineering institutions and is almost 200 years old. It supports members to become qualified and encourages them to continue their professional development by providing a wide variety of civil engineering knowledge resources. Find out more on the ICE website.

Former President of ICE, Sir John Armitt, visits NTU to give guest lecture to Civil students

Published on 3 March 2017
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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