Civil Engineering Placement
Jackson Civil Engineering
Beth Shrubsall, Masters in Civil Engineering
A muddy field is not where most City students expect to find themselves but that is where Beth Shrubsall is spending her days. Third year MEng civil engineering student Beth is on an industrial placement as a trainee site engineer for Jackson Civil Engineering where she is working on a project to build a relief road through Sittingbourne in rural Kent. In September when the project is over she will return to City to complete her Masters in Civil Engineering.
There is no doubt that Beth is one of City University London's rising stars. She was awarded the Caterpillar Scholarship for engineering students and the William Green award in 2009 for best part-time student and this year collected the Edward Russell award.
More than 300 guests at the 2011 Chancellor's Dinner at The Mansion House were treated to a speech by Beth as the student speaker where she proclaimed her dual enthusiasms - for civil engineering and for City. She said that she knew that in order to succeed in the competitive and still largely male-dominated world of civil engineering she needed something that would set her apart from other candidates and City has already equipped her with that certain something. The academics' passion for their fields is infectious and supported her drive to become a successful chartered civil engineer. Beth has also written about higher education for New Civil Engineer.