'Student Teambuild' is a two-day event, run in conjunction with universities around the UK, and suitable for any undergraduate or postgraduate studying a Built Environment course and looking to improve their knowledge of working in the construction industry.
The events are unique opportunities for students to engage with practising professionals, work collaboratively across disciplines, receive immediate feedback, and visit a working construction site. Feedback from events from both students and staff confirms that this is an extremely valuable learning experience at all levels. The event delivers on current government and institutional targets for collaborative working, industry engagement, impact, outreach, and supporting tacit knowledge.
We are open to approaches from Universities who would like to host a Student Teambuild. We have a flexible model and can adapt the timing and content to suit your particular institution.
The current format for the events relies on University hosts to provide a venue(s) for the activity, and to nominate one or two individuals as local event manager with regard to refreshments, logistics etc. The Teambuild team source the site, organise and run the site visits, provide and brief the professional judging/feedback team, author the content, and deliver the training. Teambuild will also lead on promoting the competition, manage the direct communication with the student participants before and after the event, and co-ordinate with your school marketing team for publicity, feedback and photographs before and after the event.
Each University is different, and we will discuss your exact requirements and parameters with you, and work around that. Our team includes several individuals who have experience working in HEIs and understand the various constraints of semester delivery, assessment, timetables and funding.
Teambuild is suitable as a stand-alone cross-year group activity, (assessed or un-assessed) or can be integrated into curricula. To date, this has been run with students from almost every Built Environment discipline imaginable; from Architecture, Civil Engineering or Construction Law through to Real Estate, Facilities Management, Landscape or Carbon Management. (The key is to have a good spread of disciplines taking part in each event.) The training has been run successfully and received good feedback from students – from first year undergraduate through to PhD level, though we recommend the event for students in the latter years of a degree or studying at Masters level.
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