Radleigh Welcomes University Students

Bondholder Radleigh Group has offered students from fellow Bondholder the University of Derby real-world experience of the building process.

18 students from the university’s BSC Quantity Surveying and Construction Management courses spent a morning at a new Radleigh development.

They were there to take a look at the progress of the building process, see the types of  foundations used and practical examples of the health and safety measures that are put in place on a building site.

This sort of real-life experience is invaluable to our first year students, who only embarked on their degree courses a couple of months ago and will stand them in good stead as they progress through their studies.
— Philip Hunt, Programme leader, BSc Hons Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Tom Finnegan, joint managing director at Radleigh Homes, said: “Here at Radleigh we’re always keen to support the development of the construction talent of the future – so we were delighted when the University of Derby asked us if a group of their first year students could see the work being carried out at Oaklands Park.

“We’ve a very good relationship with the university and a number of our employees studied there, so it’s good to give something back when we can. We hope the students found the visit helpful as they prepare to embark on the second term of their degree course in the new year.”