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Research topics

We are currently undertaking work in a number of areas

  • New models of delivery – the School of Built Environment has led the way with the trimesterisation model. We are currently investigating what this means for students, industry and the sector as a whole.
  • HE Links – in a project funded by the CITB we are currently working with teachers in schools who are delivering Design Engineering and Construction to support their understanding of current construction trends such as BIM and sustainability. The project is designed to provide stronger links between Schools and HE
  • Environments for Learning – building on the work of Clever Classrooms, we are looking at issues of environment and how they affect learning.
  • Mentoring and Leadership Development – how do we develop new leaders and succession plan in the industry? This study looks at the working of mentoring to understand how these relationships are formed and what drives successful mentoring.