Photo of Chris
Photo of Chris

Chris Dawson of Longwood has received formal notification of his results from the University of Portsmouth in the UK, where he studied for a BEng Civil Engineering Degree.  He has achieved a First Class Honours Degree.

During his degree, over three years, Chris’s syllabus included design of structures, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, water infrastructure, hydraulic principles, energy resources, project management, construction practice, surveying and material science.  Chris also undertook a wide range of group and individual engineering projects.

Chris commented:

“University has been the most incredible experience.  I managed to find the perfect balance between the academic and social aspects of University life, which enabled me to get the most out of my experience.  I encourage all those still in school to aim towards higher education – it is a fantastic opportunity to gain a senior qualification whilst having the best time of your life.”

On his return to the Island Chris will take up employment with Connect Saint Helena Ltd.  Barry Hubbard, Chief Executive Officer of Connect, said:

“We at Connect Saint Helena congratulate Chris on his great result and look forward to him joining our team.  This is a busy time for Connect as a number of infrastructure projects are in progress and high quality engineering is critical to their success.  With his First Class Degree, Chris has the opportunity to make a major contribution to these projects.  The complexity and range of engineering needs gives Chris the perfect chance to use his qualification and further develop his knowledge – helping him on the road to Chartership.

“Welcoming back a talented individual to the Island is always an uplifting experience. We are confident that Chris will have a rewarding career to look forward to.  His knowledge will be contributing to the future prosperity of St Helena.”



8 July 2014


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