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NTU host Alumnus Memorial lecture and launch BWB Bursary

Earlier this month, NTU were delighted to host a memorial lecture with engineering and environmental design consultancy BWB Consulting, in memory of BWB Executive Director Colin Langford.

Alum Memorial lecture
Left to right – Colin Langford's daughter Abigail, wife Rosie and son David, along with BWB Chief Executive Steve Wooler.

Colin was an alumnus of Nottingham Trent University and embodied the BWB passion of supporting the next generation of talent, regularly taking time to provide invaluable support to colleagues and helping them exceed and progress within the world of engineering.

As such, this lecture delivered by Paula Carey, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Carbon8 on the topic of reducing the carbon footprint in construction, not only provided a wonderful occasion for friends, family, and colleagues of Colin to come together to remember him, but also an opportunity to launch the BWB Bursary. In Colins’ memory, BWB will be providing talented students looking to pursue a degree in civil engineering financial support towards the cost of studying at university.

In addition to the BWB Bursary, BWB also funded a state-of-the-art structural testing frame available for all engineering students to use throughout the duration of their studies at NTU.

BWB Memorial Plaque

“We were delighted to welcome BWB to NTU and so grateful for their generous support commemorating Colin’s Legacy”, said Kayleigh Glasper, Head of Philanthropy at NTU. “Colin’s successful career really is an inspiring story and BWB’s support enables us to provide practical and financial support to our students most in need.”

“BWB is truly honoured to enable Colin’s legacy to our business and profession to live on by providing the bursary scheme for engineering students at Nottingham Trent University,” says BWB Chief Executive Steve Wooler. “I’m sure Colin would have found this a fitting way to encourage and support young people to follow in his footsteps. The gift of the structural testing frame in the Department’s laboratory will hopefully resonate with the students who use it and remind them they will be testing and experimenting with structural elements much as Colin would have done in the late 1970s – gaining knowledge and expertise that he used to such great effect during his career as a brilliant structural engineer.”

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For more information on the BWB Bursary visit the webpage.
If you would also like to support students at NTU flourish and enable them to make the most of their time at University, please contact Kayleigh Glasper, Head of Philanthropy at

NTU host Alumnus Memorial lecture and launch BWB Bursary

Published on 4 October 2022
  • Subject area: Property, construction and surveying
  • Category: Alumni; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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