Education – One of the constraints to the greater adoption of trenchless methods is the lack of awareness and detailed information and support of these systems for the engineering community. This is partly because very few students graduating from UK universities have any knowledge of the wide range of techniques currently available.

Because of time constraints or lack of awareness by staff themselves, most university departments do not include trenchless methods in their curriculum. However, there are a few that do manage to find a few hours in the syllabus to give a broad overview of trenchless technology. This is mainly where universities have staff with trenchless technology experience or knowledge and they manage to cover trenchless methods in their teaching programmes.

The UKSTT has in the past helped to sponsor the development of the MSc programme in Pipeline Engineering at the University of East London (UEL) and continue to use this material to support a Pipeline engineering day for universities throughout the UK in conjunction with other industry specialists.
The UKSTT provides guest lecturers to speak on various trenchless methods for UK universities. In the first instance please contact the admin team at Kenilworth via our website if you would like to arrange such a lecture.


In Spring 2014 UKSTT launched their ‘Media Key’. The ‘Key’ had been in production since October 2012 and is used by UKSTT Council members to help deliver lectures in Trenchless Technology to colleges and universities across Britain.

The ‘Key’ is being offered, free of charge, to university lecturers with a validated university email address (

Please complete the form below and on verification of the email address a ‘Key’ will be issued.

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