The Inside Track on the Offshore Wind Industry

14 March 2013, 1.00 PM - 14 March 2013, 1.00 PM

Katie Cook, a geotechnical engineer from Arup, will provide her inside track on the offshore wind industry.

Katie will share her experience of starting out in this industry and how previous work in Australia in the oil and gas industry provided her founding skills. She will also discuss the options open to engineers keen to work in this growth area and the benefits of getting out into the world to learn new things.

Venue: Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building

Time: 1-2pm

Katie Cook has worked for Arup since graduation. Over the years, she has developed skills with both clients and contractors with roles in the office and on site, both onshore and offshore. She has conducted design of offshore foundations from concept to detailed designs and looked at shallow foundations for everything from offshore manifolds through to fully submerged structures over 100 metres tall. Her work has taken her from the tropical likes of Cocos Island and the Philippines to the United Kingdom, where she is now working on an innovative foundation system for the offshore wind industry.

The Inside Track Lecture is an industry lecture series aimed primarily at students. Speakers from a range of industries will share their inside knowledge; they are typically University of Bristol graduates from the Faculty, and are asked to give the 'inside track' on what it is like to work in a particular industry or field. Talks will be of interest to students across the Faculty, and will all be followed by a Q&A session, the chance to meet the speaker over refreshments in the Pugsley Lecture Theatre Foyer and a related LinkedIn discussion.

For more information please contact: The Industrial Liaison Office on or 0117 95 45483.

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*The Inside Track lectures are open to all University of Bristol students and staff, but if you are from outside the University and would like to attend, please email


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