Business and outreach

We offer outreach activities for schools and colleges and have strong links with business and industry through our Industrial Advisory Board which has been in place for over 35 years.

Schools and colleges

We run a number of different activities for schools and colleges to raise awareness of engineering and its applications which range from talks at careers days through to residential courses on campus and lots in between.

If you have a specific idea, or you would like to find out what we can offer, please email our Widening Participation and Outreach Support Officer, Elena Fragkoudaki, or take a look at our schools and colleges site.

About our Industrial Advisory Board

The committee meets three times a year and has a developing agenda. At appropriate times the board focuses on issues in line with JBM priorities of health and safety, sustainability, and design teaching. Additionally the Board will advise on programme developments, research and new approaches to teaching taking advantage of industry connections.

Chair of the board

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Joan Murray

Operations Director for Project and Commercial Services at WSP UK

Members of the board

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Colin Fowler

Group Director at Tony Gee

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Michelle Hicks

Project Manager at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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Phil Hines

UK Group Managing Director at Bachy Soletanche

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Paul Hoyland

Tunnelling Director of Major Projects at Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd

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Darren James

Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray

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Keith Jones

Associate Director of Infrastructure at Atkins

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Graham Owens

Consultant and the past President of the Institution of Structural Engineers

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Matt Parker

Senior Temporary Works Engineer at Skanska

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Nick Russell

President of The Institution of Structural Engineers and Director of Perega

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Lily Webb

Project Manager for Rail and Sponsored Services

Academic members of the board

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Professor Abigail Bristow

Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Dr Liang Cui

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Alex Hagen-Zanker

Reader in Infrastructure Systems

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Dr Donya Hajializadeh

Senior Lecturer in Bridge/Structural Engineering

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Dr Boulent Imam

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Juan Sagaseta

Reader in Structural Robustness

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Dr Devendra Saroj

Reader and Head of Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering (CEHE), Director of Research - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Dr Rick Woods

Principal Teaching Fellow

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey