"I chose to study BSc (Hons) Building Surveying at the University of Plymouth as the course offers numerous opportunities for my future career in the industry. The University has many links with companies to enhance and strengthen the learning process and an option of a placement year sandwiched between your second and third year. This made this course stand out from courses elsewhere.
So far, I have particularly enjoyed learning about the fundamentals of construction and the software used in industry. Getting used to applying software such as AutoCAD and Revit will be invaluable for my future career in the industry. Having dedicated lectures to learn these software was extremely useful. Learning about site surveying and construction materials gave me further insight into how buildings and the environment work in conjunction with each other.
I would highly encourage others, especially girls, to study building surveying if they are interested in the process of the built environment and you have an enthusiasm for making the future of the construction industry more sustainable."