Olympic Park project manager talks to Nottingham Trent University students about 2012

A project manager on the London 2012 development visited Nottingham Trent University earlier this month to discuss his role in the Olympic Park withstudents.

Paul Chatwin, who is also a construction management alumna from the university, spoke to the final year construction students about the challenges and logistics faced with working on the scheme, and the important role that communication played when it came to safety.

“The Olympic Park is a huge project and it took a collaborative combined back-to-basics approach to safety, for the Big Build stage of the project to work as well as it did and finish on time,” said Chatwin.

It was the first time he has spoken to university students, where he also discussed his career background, his route to the Olympics, and a number of other projects he had worked on.

Chatwin said: “I think it is important for students to think about their career after university.

“In my first year at Nottingham Trent University someone came in and gave a similar talk, which was something I really appreciated. I hope the final year students found my presentation both helpful and inspiring.”