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Construction students excel in CIOB Challenge

MidKent College higher education Construction students competed, and were placed first, in the annual CIOB Students’ Challenge regional competition in Kent. The competition is aimed at promoting the building industry to the wider community. Our students will now progress on to the national competition!

The regional CIOB competition consisted of challenging students to design and construct a bridge within a set time limit. Tools and a specification were provided to them, and once completed, they had to present their findings to inspire a younger generation, and their parents, to consider employment within the industry. The competition put the skills and techniques the students learnt in class to use on a real life situation.

Mo Haghi, higher education Construction lecturer at the College says “I’m very proud to see our higher education Construction students inspire others to become part of the future construction industry through the recent CIOB challenge. Last year we won both the regional and national competitions amongst universities across the South East, and look forward to competing nationally again this year. They have truly demonstrated their skill, dedication and commitment, and represented MidKent College to the best of their abilities. Further congratulations go to Lindsey Todd, who won the Outstanding Student in the Region Award this year.”

We’d like to extend our thanks and congratulations to all students involved and look forward to future competitions!


MidKent College offers a wide range of Construction courses and programmes, designed in conjunction with local employers to ensure students learn relevant and up-to-date theoretical and practical skills. Find out more here.