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A UCEM employee is the proud recipient of a prestigious leadership award for her efforts to push forward the sustainability ...
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Next month is 30 Days Wild – a month-long initiative run by the Wildlife Trusts to inspire us in the ...
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Here, at UCEM, we hold the Responsible Futures accreditation mark which is a change programme hosted by Students Organising for ...
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Policymakers from across Europe were in attendance for a presentation delivered by a UCEM programme leader on the carbon value ...
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In this guest article for Mental Health Awareness Week, our sustainability education and engagement officer, Jessica Gordon-Calvert, explains what eco-anxiety ...
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People in the UK are bracing themselves for soaring energy bills from April after the nation’s energy regulator, Ofgem, announced ...
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At UCEM, we are on a mission to be the world’s most sustainable university. Our innovation and partnerships team is ...
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Research is an essential component of university life, whether it’s students researching for dissertations or assignments or academic staff deepening ...
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With the dust settling on COP26,  we are reflecting on the event and one of the questions posed in the ...
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How exactly do you go about embedding sustainability across a university’s curriculum? This is the question we posed to our ...
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COP26: The verdict

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Did COP26 achieve all it set out to achieve or were the tangible actions needed to protect the planet from ...
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Should we prioritise climate change or sustainability?
COP26 focused on climate change but should it really have been focusing on sustainability? Back in September we asked tutors ...
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Which stakeholder group holds the most responsibility for driving sustainability in the built environment? Is it legislators, investors, contractors or ...
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City leaders, local governments and built environment professionals in rapidly growing towns and cities can learn how to implement sustainable ...
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Today is Energy Day at COP26, with discussions focused on transitioning from the use of coal to clean energy. We ...
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Built environment professionals can now sign up to a free, online, short CPD course to learn how to be more ...
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Last month, we attended Housing 2021 in Manchester. As well as networking, we listened in to the Mayor of Greater ...
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At UCEM, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to new and existing students. Last year, we launched our ...
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How much of an impact does the built environment have on our daily lives? How does the sector address sustainability? ...
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The days of clogged sweaty commutes, ferrying workers into a single city centre could be numbered, according to a new ...
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UCEM is one of the institutions which has signed up to the Construction Industry Council’s (CIC) new climate action plan ...
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Our student ambassadors aim to inspire current and potential students at open events and webinars, and through networking. They also ...
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We are on a mission to be the world’s most sustainable university. That mission began a long time ago and ...
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Driving sustainability in the built environment: whose responsibility?
Legislators hold the most responsibility in driving sustainability in the built environment. This was the conclusion arrived at by our ...
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Sustainability network’s ‘reasons to be cheerful’
Last month, we shared an update on the progress made by the GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Progress through Partnerships (GSF PtP) ...
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At UCEM, student feedback is vital in shaping what we do. Students are invited to fill in anonymous feedback on ...
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Some of our modules run across different programmes such is the shared knowledge required across different built environment professions. Our ...
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Introducing the GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Progress through Partnerships Network. Guest blog by our research assistant – education and sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore
Introduction The research collaboration between the Global South and Global North, and within, between and beyond low-, middle- and high- ...
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We recently appointed our first four Student Ambassadors representing the following areas: diversity, sustainability, welfare, and student communities. Our Student ...
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Episode 4 of Digging Deeper looks at the Harold Samuel Research Prize. (L-R) UCEM Director of Research, Innovation and Partnerships, ...
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Our Research Assistant – Education & Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore, and Director of Research, Innovation and Partnerships, Aled Williams, recently ...
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UCEM made it two successes from two after passing its National Union of Students (NUS) Responsible Futures reaccreditation inspection with ...
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Half of the global workforce is currently on lockdown due to COVID-19 and, in the wake of this global crisis, ...
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What challenges does climate change bring to the built environment? How can built environment professionals meet these challenges? And what ...
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In just under a fortnight’s time, a number of Year 13 students who would have been taking their A-levels this ...
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The Research, Innovation and Partnerships Team
UCEM’s Research, Innovation and Partnerships Team is small in number but broad in terms of the diverse range of work ...
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Dr Kevin Waldie is one of UCEM’s Associate Tutors and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. Studying social anthropology to ...
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Dr Renuka Thakore at the Deep Dive event
As part of UCEM’s pledge to tackle climate change, Dr Renuka Thakore attended Dive Deep & Dream Big – an ...
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Episode 2 of Digging Deeper focuses on sustainability. UCEM was recently audited by students for its National Union of Students ...
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Our NUS Responsible Futures auditors with UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton
Several students and apprentices scrutinised UCEM’s sustainability credentials as part of the institution’s National Union of Students (NUS) Responsible Futures ...
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Why should we be sustainable? Our Surveying Technician apprentice (Quantity Surveying and Construction Pathway), Ashley White, became an advocate for ...
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As part of UCEM’s growing commitment to sustainability, the institution recently hired its first Tutor with a bespoke sustainability remit ...
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The Sustainable Futures workshop participants
UCEM recently hosted ‘Sustainable Futures: Progress through partnerships’ – an inaugural international research workshop for networking and partnership creation. Here, ...
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The March 2020 issue of Knowledge Foundations is available to view now! In this month’s issue, you can read more ...
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UCEM has joined forces with 27 Built Environment professional bodies to pledge working together to tackle climate change. The 28 ...
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