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Console Previews: Xbox One vs. PS4

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Xbox One
Xbox One

It’s November, so there are quite a lot of important things happening this month. Graduate Jobs are going online, Movember is taking place and everyone is already starting to stress out about exams. There is one thing that tops them all, an event that hasn’t taken place since 2007; that’s right, the next generation of consoles will be upon us. This isn’t your traditional preview either, anyone can just whack out a load of GPU specs and claim one console is better, this isn’t a dick-measuring preview, this is a preview with personality! Maybe dating references aren’t the best source...

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Meet The Committee

Posted on by Peter Nugent

This is the only article to appear as it did in the magazine because the formatting would have taken ages, so here are our CivSoc committee, you'll see them around in the department, at all the CivSoc events and maybe, just maybe, outside the Skempton in the real world. Fingers crossed!

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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

Posted on by Peter Nugent

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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FIFA 14: Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The bane of every girlfriend's life
The bane of every girlfriend's life

It’s that time of year again where girlfriends will be ignored, lectures will be missed and the FIFA drinking game makes a valiant return. That’s right, FIFA 14 is back, for those of you hoping for a whole host of radical changes then this is not perhaps the game for you; the changes from FIFA 13 are minor and there are new features but why change a winning formula? The gameplay changes are mostly little tweaks that improve upon the changes made last year and put a greater emphasis on your first touch.

The game does feel a lot more balanced; pace abuse is...

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Four Imperial Myths Debunked

Posted on by Peter Nugent

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

Posted on by Peter Nugent

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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A Message From The Editor

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Peter
Peter

Hello everyone, as you may have cleverly deduced from the title I am the editor of LIVIC this year, 5 points to Hufflepuff! My name’s Peter Nugent and I’ll be in my third year, interesting fact, so is all but one of our committee. We’ll get in to them later, in a totally non-sexual way. Maybe we could get in to a few, that Events and Sports Officer is mighty fine…

Looks like we got a bit off track there. Let’s talk a little about me, I’m a huge football fan, so you’ll probably find football sprinkled around LIVIC, maybe even a full blown article if you’re lucky. I’m also a fan of...

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