RAF engineer pursues Construction degree

Madi Baldwin studied engineering in the RAF and after being medically discharged, she explored her university options, choosing BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management

Following her passion for engineering, Madi was initially unsure of what subject she wanted to study at university until she discovered the Construction Project Management course at UCLan, which really played to her strengths and her existing skills from studying engineering in the forces.

She explained: “The course team I spoke with were amazing and one of the main reasons I chose to study here. I wanted to go into the management side of construction and the course had an ideal mix of project planning and business management, which really appealed to me.”

Throughout her time on the course, Madi has benefitted from the industry experience of her lecturers but also the cross-course collaboration with other subjects, mirroring the working relationships seen in the industry.

Madi Baldwin, BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management student
Madi Baldwin, BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management student

Reflecting on the experience she said: “During my time on placement I was involved in a project tender and was actively involved in a number of project progression meetings. Through this placement, I became much more confident with my CAD drawings, which helped hugely during second year assignments.”

Madi has been able to study a wide variety of modules which have furthered her passion for construction, but it was the Management and Project Planning second year module which was one of her key course highlights.

She explained: “This [module] was so interesting. We essentially created a whole project plan from start to finish, as if we were out in industry, from the very beginning of excavation and foundation. We had to cost everything along the way from decorating, joinery etc.”