Built Environment Society is a student-led society. We offer a platform where you can start your own projects relating to the built environment or join one which has already started.


Learn, Lead and Innovate Together!

Mission Statement

A society for those interested in student-led activities relating to the Built Environment, enriching and enhancing their student experience and engaging with industry: 

  • exploring the complexities of the built environment,
  • exploring the latest research into innovative building technologies,
  • developing skills and sharing knowledge relating to the process of sustainable construction,
  • undertaking collaborative projects with international and community-based charities, aiming at progressing our responsibilities to future generations.

Current Projects

  • Eco-Pod: building an outdoor classroom & designing outreach activities for students. 
  • Wellness Hub Project: creating an art community to help improving well-being of students and providing an unique space on Campus to "zone out" from the standard student life, relax and meet new people. 
  • Sustainable Water project: looking into Permeability of the Urban Fabric and Water Management in Buildings. Comparing study between Bristol and Hong Kong.

Projects Workshops

Projects Workshops –  every Tuesday for the first 6 weeks of each semester,at 5pm-6.30pm, 3R003. Feel free to come along and find more. 

The BES Project Framework aims to help members to participate in a range of activities, where students take ownership of the learning, develop additional skills and work with people from outside their discipline. BES can streamline the administration process of dealing with the SU and the University, giving advice on funding, insurances, risk assessment, public relations and sourcing academic mentors, freeing up the time of members to concentrate on their core project objectives.

Ideas for projects were proposed and discussed at the Ideas Workshops and anyone thinking of getting involved with BES projects is welcome to join us.


Previous ideas:

  • Build Away Borders - Nepal – Year 3 of this successful project will see student focus on the post-earthquake rebuilding of areas of Nepal. Awareness raising, knowledge exchange and maybe even exchange activities are all under consideration.
  • Passiv-Haus – the team intend to enter a low-carbon design into the UK Passiv-Haus conference, to attend the conference and perhaps follow on to the global conference in Germany.
  • Thermal lab – This project will examine the practical hands-on activities that can help designers become more aware of the science that underpins building operation. The project may involve an examination of the design process of UWE’s new Engineering Building, currently underway.
  • Real Estate Society joint project on social housing.
  • Occupational Therapy Society joint project on Inclusive design for the physical impaired.