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UCEM Research Officer wins prestigious leadership award
20 July, 2022
A UCEM employee is the proud recipient of a prestigious leadership award for her efforts to push forward the sustainability ...
Join us in connecting with nature for 30 Days Wild!
30 May, 2022
Next month is 30 Days Wild – a month-long initiative run by the Wildlife Trusts to inspire us in the ...
Meet this year’s Responsible Futures Working Group!
19 May, 2022
Here, at UCEM, we hold the Responsible Futures accreditation mark which is a change programme hosted by Students Organising for ...
UCEM programme leader shares research at prestigious international historic building conference
12 May, 2022
Policymakers from across Europe were in attendance for a presentation delivered by a UCEM programme leader on the carbon value ...
Eco-anxiety: what is it and how can you combat it?
12 May, 2022
In this guest article for Mental Health Awareness Week, our sustainability education and engagement officer, Jessica Gordon-Calvert, explains what eco-anxiety ...
The UK energy crisis – what can we do? Some sustainable solutions
4 March, 2022
People in the UK are bracing themselves for soaring energy bills from April after the nation’s energy regulator, Ofgem, announced ...
5 tips for becoming an environmental champion: Guest article by our new sustainability education and engagement officer, Jessica Gordon-Calvert
21 February, 2022
At UCEM, we are on a mission to be the world’s most sustainable university. Our innovation and partnerships team is ...
Research spotlight: Our 2021 Harold Samuel Research Prize joint recipient, Dr Katharine van Someren
24 January, 2022
Research is an essential component of university life, whether it’s students researching for dissertations or assignments or academic staff deepening ...
Podcast: COP26 reflections – Was the UK a good or bad host?
30 November, 2021
With the dust settling on COP26, we are reflecting on the event and one of the questions posed in the ...
Embedding sustainability within the curriculum
30 November, 2021
How exactly do you go about embedding sustainability across a university’s curriculum? This is the question we posed to our ...
COP26: The verdict
29 November, 2021
Did COP26 achieve all it set out to achieve or were the tangible actions needed to protect the planet from ...
Should we prioritise climate change or sustainability?
23 November, 2021
COP26 focused on climate change but should it really have been focusing on sustainability? Back in September we asked tutors ...
Podcast debate: Who holds the most responsibility for driving sustainability in the built environment?
19 November, 2021
Which stakeholder group holds the most responsibility for driving sustainability in the built environment? Is it legislators, investors, contractors or ...
UCEM and The Prince’s Foundation launch free toolkit for rapidly growing cities or towns to develop sustainably
11 November, 2021
City leaders, local governments and built environment professionals in rapidly growing towns and cities can learn how to implement sustainable ...
Tackling the issue of coal consumption: Guest article from our real estate and management tutor, Hazel Lobo
4 November, 2021
Today is Energy Day at COP26, with discussions focused on transitioning from the use of coal to clean energy. We ...
UCEM and the Climate Framework launch free, online, short course to help built environment professionals be more sustainable
1 November, 2021
Built environment professionals can now sign up to a free, online, short CPD course to learn how to be more ...
‘Levelling up starts in homes’: Reflections from Andy Burnham’s keynote speech at Housing 2021
28 October, 2021
Last month, we attended Housing 2021 in Manchester. As well as networking, we listened in to the Mayor of Greater ...
Student stories: Andras’s sustainable built environment ambitions supported by postgraduate scholarship
7 October, 2021
At UCEM, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to new and existing students. Last year, we launched our ...
Podcast: A wider look at the impact of the built environment
5 August, 2021
How much of an impact does the built environment have on our daily lives? How does the sector address sustainability? ...
New research sets out vision for UK cities in 2040
13 July, 2021
The days of clogged sweaty commutes, ferrying workers into a single city centre could be numbered, according to a new ...
UCEM signs up to CIC’s new ‘carbon zero’ climate action plan
24 June, 2021
UCEM is one of the institutions which has signed up to the Construction Industry Council’s (CIC) new climate action plan ...
Introducing… Our new sustainability student ambassador
3 June, 2021
Our student ambassadors aim to inspire current and potential students at open events and webinars, and through networking. They also ...
Sustainability initiatives during the pandemic
3 June, 2021
We are on a mission to be the world’s most sustainable university. That mission began a long time ago and ...
Driving sustainability in the built environment: whose responsibility?
26 April, 2021
Legislators hold the most responsibility in driving sustainability in the built environment. This was the conclusion arrived at by our ...
Sustainability network’s ‘reasons to be cheerful’
23 April, 2021
Last month, we shared an update on the progress made by the GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Progress through Partnerships (GSF PtP) ...
Supporting our students to lead on sustainability
15 March, 2021
At UCEM, student feedback is vital in shaping what we do. Students are invited to fill in anonymous feedback on ...
In focus: Our Sustainable and Innovative Construction module
22 February, 2021
Some of our modules run across different programmes such is the shared knowledge required across different built environment professions. Our ...
Introducing the GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Progress through Partnerships Network. Guest blog by our research assistant – education and sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore
18 December, 2020
Introduction The research collaboration between the Global South and Global North, and within, between and beyond low-, middle- and high- ...
In focus: Our Sustainability Student Ambassador, Vicki Grimshaw
18 November, 2020
We recently appointed our first four Student Ambassadors representing the following areas: diversity, sustainability, welfare, and student communities. Our Student ...
Podcast: Digging Deeper – Episode 4: Harold Samuel Research Prize
9 October, 2020
Episode 4 of Digging Deeper looks at the Harold Samuel Research Prize. (L-R) UCEM Director of Research, Innovation and Partnerships, ...
Research: Embedding sustainability within UCEM. Guest blog by our Research Assistant – Education & Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore
8 October, 2020
Our Research Assistant – Education & Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore, and Director of Research, Innovation and Partnerships, Aled Williams, recently ...
UCEM’s continuing commitment to sustainability recognised with NUS Responsible Futures reaccreditation
28 July, 2020
UCEM made it two successes from two after passing its National Union of Students (NUS) Responsible Futures reaccreditation inspection with ...
COVID-19 and sustainability: Guest blog by our Research Assistant – Education & Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore
23 July, 2020
Half of the global workforce is currently on lockdown due to COVID-19 and, in the wake of this global crisis, ...
An opportunity for the Built Environment to lead the UK’s green and economic recovery – UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton’s response to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s ‘Build, build, build’ speech
13 July, 2020
Timing is everything. Whilst it’s true that many of the projects announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in his ...
Podcast: A discussion on sustainability and climate change with our MSc Building Surveying programme leader, James Ritson
18 June, 2020
What challenges does climate change bring to the built environment? How can built environment professionals meet these challenges? And what ...
Building functional, sustainable housing – A closer look at our Year 13 BSc Access Module. Guest blog by our Tutor, Paul Fitchett
1 May, 2020
In just under a fortnight’s time, a number of Year 13 students who would have been taking their A-levels this ...
Introducing the Research, Innovation and Partnerships Team
28 April, 2020
UCEM’s Research, Innovation and Partnerships Team is small in number but broad in terms of the diverse range of work ...
Reflections on sustainability from my working life: Guest blog by our Associate Tutor, Dr Kevin Waldie
31 March, 2020
Dr Kevin Waldie is one of UCEM’s Associate Tutors and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. Studying social anthropology to ...
Dive Deep & Dream Big: Guest blog by our Research Assistant – Education and Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore
25 March, 2020
As part of UCEM’s pledge to tackle climate change, Dr Renuka Thakore attended Dive Deep & Dream Big – an ...
Podcast: Digging Deeper – Episode 2: Sustainability
20 March, 2020
Episode 2 of Digging Deeper focuses on sustainability. UCEM was recently audited by students for its National Union of Students ...
UCEM completes second NUS Responsible Futures audit
18 March, 2020
Several students and apprentices scrutinised UCEM’s sustainability credentials as part of the institution’s National Union of Students (NUS) Responsible Futures ...
Student stories: Ashley’s passion for sustainability
16 March, 2020
Why should we be sustainable? Our Surveying Technician apprentice (Quantity Surveying and Construction Pathway), Ashley White, became an advocate for ...
Meet Brian Quinn – UCEM’s Sustainability Tutor
11 March, 2020
As part of UCEM’s growing commitment to sustainability, the institution recently hired its first Tutor with a bespoke sustainability remit ...
Sustainable Futures Conference: Guest blog by our Research Assistant – Education and Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore
11 March, 2020
UCEM recently hosted ‘Sustainable Futures: Progress through partnerships’ – an inaugural international research workshop for networking and partnership creation. Here, ...
Climate supercomputer, Environment Bill and BoKlok: Inside the March 2020 issue of Knowledge Foundations
5 March, 2020
The March 2020 issue of Knowledge Foundations is available to view now! In this month’s issue, you can read more ...
UCEM signs joint pledge to tackle climate change
4 March, 2020
UCEM has joined forces with 27 Built Environment professional bodies to pledge working together to tackle climate change. The 28 ...