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Four Bridges Pub Crawl

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And so it begins...
And so it begins...

The first Thursday of term, the most legendary event in any imperial student’s calendar, and the freshers first piece of coursework for their CI-069 Pub Crawls & Social Skills module. The Four Bridges Pub Crawl, pints were downed, bridges were crossed and mental images were scarred for life. I arrived slightly late, I was busy devouring a free meal at Nando’s (BOOM!), I came out of Temple station not too sure where to go and I turned a corner and was greeted with a sea dotted with hard hats and high vis. I was pretty pleased with the turn out, considering I pretty much...

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Three Top Tips To Making The Most of Your CivEng Parents

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It was the first Thursday of the year and 164 was packed to the rafters, there were rumours of the line stretching all the way back to South Ken station. Luckily most of the freshers had made it to the packed out lecture theatre, it was time. They were about to meet Batman. Batman did not disappoint, he came undercover as a CivEng "Dad" and walked out of 164 with four lucky children, but that is another tale for another day. Here's a guide of how to make the most of your CivEng parents:

3. Keep In Contact

This is only the second year the scheme has been running, so it's still very much...

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CivSoc Tournament Pirouettes In To The History Books

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The entire Skempton descends on Wembley
The entire Skempton descends on Wembley

Wembley, the home of this nation’s football, and a fitting venue for CivSoc’s now annual football tournament. The tournament itself had humble beginnings last year, as Rachel Ribeiro, your CivSoc chair for those of you who have been hiding under a rock and not reading LIVIC, took it upon herself to start something new and leave her mark on the CivSoc calendar. Last year we descended on West London, this year, under the watchful eye of Wembley Stadium, we descended on Powerleague, home to 5 a side football. Fate almost shot down the event in the...

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Four Bridges Pub Crawl Map

Posted on by Peter Nugent

It's the most legendary event at Imperial, an event known by graduates, lecturers and freshers alike. It's CivSoc's Four Bridges Pub Crawl. Below is the map for the pub crawl, courtesy of Yuebi Yang, which also features as a pull-out in the most recent LIVIC Edition.

FRESHERS TO BRING THEIR PPE! A COMPULSORY SITE VISIT TO A CIVIL ENGINEERING LANDMARK WILL COMMENCE AFTER THE PUB CRAWL...

Our brand spanking new pub crawl map! Credit to Yuebi Yang.
Our brand spanking new pub crawl map! Credit to Yuebi Yang.

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Hot Topic: Building Information Modelling

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Lots of you will be applying to internships and graduate schemes this year, hopefully in civil engineering firms, we don’t want you selling your souls to those bankers! Actually, considering the state of the economy they could probably do with some bright engineers like us. That’s for another article, the point of this article is to give you an insight to Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is a hot topic in the industry at the moment and would be very useful as a point of conversation at an interview. Top tip for interviews: At the end when they ask for a question, ask, “What’s a...

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Four Imperial Myths Debunked

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an Imperial student? Nerds? Workaholics? A lot of our new freshers will probably have quite a lot of reservations or ideas in their head about what Imperial will be like. Well, as a man of the people, I am here to debunk all of those myths.

What everyone else think's Imperial is...
What everyone else think's Imperial is...

4. We Spend Every Waking Hour Working

The good old workaholic stereotype, so you’ve enrolled at Imperial and the next four years of your life will be all about your degree, that’s what you’re thinking right? WRONG! It’s all about balance, yes you...

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Skempton's Very Own Mount Kilimanjaro

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The big Bale transfer saga has dominated this summer’s headlines; you should all be familiar with the Welshman by now and his big money move to Real Madrid. While Bale dominated the headlines and was presented to the press with his GCSE Spanish fully intact; a group of civil engineers were half way around the world making their way to the roof of Africa.

Shira Camp
Shira Camp

Paras Shah, Chirag Pindolia, Rachel Ribeiro, Jash Rughani and myself all successfully summited early in the morning of September 11th. Our ascent had started 5 days earlier at Machame Camp, the excitement hadn't really set in...

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CivSoc Chair Welcome

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Rachel Ribeiro, our CivSoc Chair
Rachel Ribeiro, our CivSoc Chair

Hi everybody! Welcome back to a new year, and Freshers, welcome to the wonderful world of Civil Engineering. I’m Rachel, a third year Undergraduate, and I will be your CivSoc Chair for the coming academic year. For those of you who don’t know me already, I’m sure you will soon enough as I (along with the entire committee) bombard you with invitations to a variety of incredible events that will blow your socks off. (Editor: Bring a spare pair, missing socks on these events are a major issue.)

Our job this year is to handle the social side of your...

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Head of Department Welcome

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Nick Buenfeld, our Head of Department
Nick Buenfeld, our Head of Department

A warm welcome to our new students.  I expect you have had a good break over the summer and are now ready for the next stage of your life to begin.  We aim to give you a fantastic experience over the coming year.  You will be working alongside some of the brightest and most motivated students from around the world and you will be taught by an exceptional group of internationally leading experts.  You will be based in arguably the world’s best civil engineering department (the authoritative international QS league tables have us in first place for...

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Clucking Good Chicken And Where To Find It

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The 5 best places to get fried chicken after midnight in the Fulham area.

It's time LIVIC touched upon some real, hard hitting journalism that deals with some seriously serious world issues concerning all of us today. No, we are not talking about the painfully varied temperatures of Skempton. No, this is not an instruction manual on how the hell to adjust the chairs in 201 and 317. We are talking. Of CHICKEN. This is a definitive guide to the 5 best places to get fried chicken after midnight in the Fulham area; a thing we all must learn. It contains everything you need to know about the...

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