Our partners

Building People

Building People is a free-to-use platform that enables individuals to find employers, opportunities and resources across the built environment industry, and helps employers to engage with a more diverse range of talent.

Head to Building People for assistance in finding:

  • Organisations/initiatives that can help you access information, support, vacancies, knowledge and networks
  • Resources and content from across the built environment

Coming soon in 2020, visit Building People to access:

  • Industry knowledge and support through video chat
  • A directory of courses and training opportunities
  • Listings of relevant events
  • Work vacancies, to include jobs, apprenticeships, internships and work experiences/placements.

UCEM is a Founding Partner of Building People, together with The Chartered Surveyors Company and the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT).

The Prince’s Foundation

The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community

The Prince’s Foundation is an educational charity which works to teach and demonstrate sustainable development across the globe. Its work is based on the principles of traditional urban design and architecture, putting individuals and communities at the centre of the design process. This exciting collaboration allows us to build learning content to educate our students in the ways of planning, designing and building through timeless, ecological and sustainable means.

Alongside the enrichment of our current course materials, we have developed a series of elearning materials. The aim is to give our students and the Foundation’s beneficiaries, access to content from the perspectives of both leading academics and professionals in the field of sustainable urbanism.

The Built Environment industry recognises the current need for a more balanced approach to the natural and built environment, finance, and culture across the globe, in both educational and professional arenas. The combined challenges of global warming, rapid urbanisation and resource depletion demand a better understanding of the way we plan and develop communities for long term human and environmental needs. As sustainable urbanism is increasingly influencing design, construction and management, we are delighted to be working with the Prince’s Foundation to bring this agenda to the forefront of our teaching across our foundation and postgraduate degree programmes.

To access the Prince’s Foundation ‘Sustainable Urban Design’ series of CPD, visit UCEM Online Academy.

For more on the Prince’s Foundation, click here.


LionHeart is an independent charity run by RICS professionals. Through a volunteer network, this benevolent fund offers confidential advice, information and other support to past and present members of the organisation who, for whatever reason, find themselves in difficulty.

The aim of LionHeart is simple: to be there for RICS professionals whenever life throws them a curve ball, from APC candidates right through to retirement.

The services they provide range from financial support, health and wellbeing packages, free professional counselling, work-related support and legal advice, and help if you or one of your loved ones become seriously ill.

Any final year students on accredited programmes may also use LionHeart’s coaching service, legal advice helpline and online webinars.

A number of their services will also be opened up to young people aged over 18 who are on apprenticeships leading to an RICS accredited qualification. These include LionHeart counselling, coaching, access to legal advice helpline and our wide range of personal development and wellbeing webinars.