Meet Georgia

University of East London - #BeTheNext​ Innovator - Georgia Kalogeraki

Georgia is a trailblazing engineer, named as one of the top 50 female engineers under the age of 35 and currently employed as Innovations Champion at HS2.

Engineering the future

HS2 is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and Georgia drives the use of innovative, technological solutions to make enormously complex tasks more efficient and effective. It’s a job that gives her the chance to use her creativity to find solutions where she can, with constant challenges to overcome.

Georgia came to UEL through Clearing after moving to the UK from Greece. Her ambition and drive, combined with her love of engineering, ensured she would find success after graduating from her Civil Engineering degree, although she had to work hard to overcome the difficulties of finding secure placements after graduating in a male-dominated industry.

After only two weeks in an initial placement at Crossrail Anglia, Georgia asked her employers to take her on and she has only grown in confidence since.

 

Equal representation and mentoring

Inspired by female engineering academics at university, Georgia now advocates for equal representation for women in the industry, working alongside her male colleagues to create a more representative workplace. She also mentors current UEL engineering students, passing her knowledge onto the next generation and helping to change perceptions of the industry among the students who will go on to shape it in the future.

Working at HS2 is a dream-come-true for Georgia, having grown up with the engineer’s will to leave a legacy behind and the desire to make a lasting, positive footprint on her community.

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Georgia Kalogeraki
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Georgia Kalogeraki

Be the next innovator

Follow in Georgia's footsteps and find the course that will make you the next Innovator - use the links below to find out more about Engineering, Architecture and Computing courses at UEL.

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

You'll learn a broad range of skills in your first year, sharing modules with Civil Engineering and Surveying. Later you can choose to specialise in specific construction management disciplines.

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BSc (Hons) Construction Site Manager (Built Envinronment)*

This course will cover the many aspects of construction management, including organising resources, materials, labour, and planning transport routes.

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BSc (Hons) Construction Design Manager*

This degree apprenticeship is delivered via BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology (accredited by the Chartered Institute for Architectural Technology) and takes a hands on approach to architectural design, and apprentices will work on real life design projects.

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BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

This course will prepare you for a range of technical and professional careers within civil engineering. We've developed it carefully through regular consultation with industry experts.

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BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

This course will give you a solid grounding in the design, construction and management of civil engineering works.

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