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    Bouygues UK recruits first higher education students as Ambassadors for its Cardiff Innovation Campus project

    Bouygues UK, the
    construction company building Cardiff University’s cutting-edge Innovation
    Campus, has welcomed its first higher education Ambassadors on site.

    Five student volunteers from diverse
    backgrounds and areas of academic study at Cardiff University have been
    recruited to write, blog and share social media posts about their exclusive
    insights into the build on the city centre site.

    Bouygues UK has worked with student
    Ambassadors in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
    on projects at schools in Margam, Port Talbot and Penarth, but this is the
    first time Bouygues UK is partnering with students at a higher education
    establishment to help with community communication.

    Three of the new student Ambassadors
    have visited the site to see how Bouygues UK and Cardiff University are working
    together to transform a former disused rail yard into a state-of-the-art campus
    for high-tech job creation and student start-ups, and to create further
    expertise in compound semi-conductors.

    Nick Toulson, Bouygues UK CSR manager
    for Cardiff Innovation Campus, said: “It is so encouraging that we have
    students from such diverse courses as Medicine, Urban Planning and Development
    and Civil Engineering.

    “The student Ambassadors at the
    comprehensive schools we were building were amazing at informing their friends
    and peers about what was going on with the build, so we were really pleased
    when Cardiff University wanted to replicate the scheme at the Innovation
    Campus.”

    Nick added: “The Ambassadors will not
    only get to see how the site is developing from the inside, but they will also
    gain access to Bouygues UK’s expertise in design, construction management,
    health and safety and quality – all disciplines which I’m sure will help in
    their future careers.”

    Luke Morgan, a third-year medicine
    student, is one of the Ambassador cohorts. He explained that the complexity of
    the project and the abstract thinking and forward planning that is required to get
    over challenges with the build is what attracted him to be an Ambassador.

    “It is a very busy site where
    Bouygues UK is able to bring together a diverse range of people with their own
    parts to play and do the job to the standard required, which is a real feat of
    organisation.”

    Fellow Ambassador, Nuzha Nadeem, a
    first-year Civil and Environment Engineering student, originally from Abu
    Dhabi, said: “It’s been a very good experience. Normally in University, we get
    to hear the theory, but here we get to see engineering in practice. Hands-on
    experience of work on site really matters as our job is physically being here.”

    CITB Construction Ambassadors
    play a vital role in supporting and promoting careers in the construction
    industry. For more information click here.

    For more information about the
    Cardiff Innovation Campus, visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/innovation/campus-investment