"During my time studying at Plymouth, I found the course was really well structured throughout all years and really engaging. I chose this particular course because the placement possibilities are great with all staff willing to help promote and find placements. The knowledge and expertise in finding a placement and job were, and are, brilliant.
Student trips via the course or externally are well prepared and great fun. As for the course it has challenged me and kept pushing me through the years. I have been able to show my knowledge in a different variety of ways which has been very rewarding.
Most of the staff who teach the modules are former professionals from all different areas of the construction industry. Having worked in the industry they all have an incredible knowledge of the subject. Most lecturers also research different areas to improve the industry which again means they have great knowledge. The lecturers have great previous working relationships and invite people to come give guest lectures on topics we have learnt in more detail. All the lecturers are enthusiastic about their topics and are always willing to help or talk in more details about them (sometimes in their own time).
During my placement year with BAM Construction, I was given the chance to prove myself with the knowledge I gained in my first two years at university. The University gave me the chance to do this and felt like I was a working professional. Doing a placement year has taught me so much more and prepared me for the final year. My overall grades have increased from the knowledge I gained.
BAM has sponsored my final year, which has made living and life much easier, and they have also offered me a job when I finish the course, which is great."