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  • Discover how Engineers, Surveyors and Architects and Project Managers work together on a collaborative project and see if your ideas come out on top
  • Immerse yourself in a task designed to overcome challenges using your creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Chat to current student about their experiences of Built Environment courses at Portsmouth, including the fun side of uni

Ready to explore why engineering is a vital part of our daily life? There’s no better way to learn about how the cogs fit together than to visit us on our Built Environment Project Day.

Broaden your knowledge of future structures by developing, innovating and collaborating with others to work on a brief. You’ll get to try your hand at a challenging project where you’ll be responsible for architects, civil engineers, project managers and surveyors. Discover the career paths that Built Environment courses can lead to and get hands-on with our lab equipment.

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Here's what you might get involved in at a future Built Environment Taster Day.

Check in from 9.00am at the Portland Building, Portland St, Portsmouth PO1 3AH and get ready to immerse yourself in the Built Environment. 

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A degree in built Environments can open the door to a range of industries and there’s no better way to explore what areas you’re most interested than getting hands-on in the industry.

Our Project Day will allow you to work together on with Engineers, Surveyors, Architects and Project Managers to create a project that will evolve over the day.

Test your analytical and creative skills as you design a project that will evolve over the day; will your team be able to push through challenges and break down barriers to get your idea off the ground?

You’ll have loads of opportunities to ask questions! Our experienced staff and students will be on hand to assist you throughout your project.

Your challenge starts here! After a quick introduction to the staff and students that make up our Built Environment courses you’ll be set your challenge to fulfil a real design brief to satisfy a client.

It’s time to get working together in teams to collaborate and produce lots of ideas to get you started. You’ll put your heads together to formulate your initial design. 

You’ll get a taster of who and what are needed for a building project as you develop on your best ideas.. But the built environment doesn’t always go to plan…

We’ll challenge your resilience and management-skills as we take you through some real-life scenarios that could happen meaning you and your team will need to adapt and overcome to make sure your project comes out on top!

After all that planning and progress it’s time to grab some food, take a breather and relax before the next session.

Built Environments embraces and combines the world of design, construction and management used in our everyday life.

From engineering to surveying and planning - we have the courses to give you a head start in the fields that you’re interested in.

This session will help you pick the right course and you’ll learn about the transferable skills and knowledge you’ll gain whilst studying at Portsmouth.



Our final workshop will see you and your team pulling all of your ideas together to finalise your final project after overcoming the challenging scenarios put to you.

We’ll make sure you’re presentation-ready to put all the skills you’ve learnt together. You’ll have to defend your decisions and receive valuable feedback to help you build a portfolio of your work.