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Mike Frazer

Mike Frazer, a graduate engineeer, shares his experience of studying MEng Civil Engineering at Surrey.

Mike Frazer, a graduate engineeer, shares his experience of studying MEng Civil Engineering at Surrey.

"I studied MEng Civil Engineering at Surrey, graduating in 2013. I’m glad I picked this university, as the facilities were great, both academically and socially, and my lecturers were fantastic and inspired me to push myself harder in my work.

As part of my course I took a Professional Training Year at a major engineering firm and was given site supervision roles, on a new 1.4km stretch of road which involved major environmental, physical and political issues.

Mike Frazer
Mike Frazer

The student experience at Surrey was amazing, and gave me the opportunity to start MADTV (now known as StagTV). I went on to win the 2013 Student Union award for Most Outstanding Contribution to the Student Community – I couldn’t have done that without the vibrant and opportunistic environment.

At Surrey, I developed a huge range of skills and made some lasting friendships.

I think Surrey’s all about discovering yourself, learning new things and developing skills you already have. Throughout my time at Surrey, I developed a huge range of skills I didn’t realise I had an interest in, and made some lasting friendships and connections. I’m now working at Amey in Consulting, Rail and Strategic Highways.

As a graduate engineer, my current responsibilities include the site supervision of two construction sites, comprising the design and analysis of schemes ranging from cycleways to trunk roads and scheme management. I’m also chair of the local Graduate and Apprentice Group and editor of the office newsletter.

My career highlight so far has been being shortlisted as a finalist for the New Civil Engineer (NCE) Graduate of the Year Award – this achievement gives me more momentum to continue pushing myself forward in the future.

Tips for students considering studying at the University of Surrey? Always push yourself and make your mark on the work environment. Actively engage with your colleagues to meet new people, develop networks and gen-up on the inner workings of the company you want to work for."

Discover more about our civil and environmental engineering programmes, including our BEng and MEng Civil Engineering.

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