Graduate profile - Matthew Davies

"The course provides students with countless opportunities and actively engages professional industry involvement. To succeed you need to be avid about construction and sustainability. You should be a reliable and hard-working student looking forward to new challenges ahead, aspiring to become a dedicated and flexible industry professional ready for a high-pressure environment. The degree has been great in teaching me the fundamental principles of the industry. A diverse sector, the construction management course opens up multiple doors to different jobs within the field of construction. After completing my second year, I decided to put theory into practice. The 12-month industry placement has earned me a full-time job with a multi-national organisation, returning as an Assistant Site Manager in September 2014. Subsequently I have also been offered sponsorship to complete my studies by the company. 

Overall the course has taught and inspired me to succeed in my final years of study. Tutors have been helpful and great in organising extra-curricular activities, trips and visits, giving that bit extra towards putting theory into practice. 

Plymouth has served me with a buzzing night-life and an awesome place to study. It has been a great city to explore owing to its maritime history and coastal location. It started as an adventure to gain independence and study towards a career – Plymouth University has provided me with a great experience and helped me achieve the career I set out for."