5 tips for becoming an environmental champion

Blistering heat, disastrous floods, melting glaciers and rising sea levels, on top of more frequent and intense droughts, are just some of the catastrophic effects of climate change. We all…

The reality of eco-anxiety and how to confront it

The catastrophic effects of the climate crisis are not confined to the natural environment or the disastrous impacts on physical health. A strong correlation exists between climate change and a…

5 practical tips for saving energy costs

5 practical tips for saving energy costs

We are in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis which has spread across the globe. Significant increases to the cost of food and energy have outstripped worker's salaries, and spiralling…

The issue of coal consumption

The UK has a long history with coal consumption stretching back to the 1800s. Despite many thinking that the 1970's saw the end of coal consumption in the UK, the…

Introducing: Our new Student Officers for Sustainability

Our ambition is to become the world’s most sustainable university and we are keen to have students at the heart of our journey to achieve this. For the past couple…

Living sustainably without breaking the bank

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the cost-of-living crisis are affecting us all in different ways. Everything seems to be getting more expensive and those of us based in the…

Q&A with Harold Samuel Research Prize (HSRP) recipient, Dr Katharine van Someren

Q&A with Harold Samuel Research Prize (HSRP) recipient, Dr Katharine van Someren What is the relationship between job and financial insecurity and mental health in the construction workplace? In the…

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Forging successful careers in construction: A family story

A common entry route into the built environment sector is through a family connection, and this is no different for the Solanki family. Less common, as in their case, is…

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Jane’s life in building surveying

Here, our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Programme Leader, Jane Ballantyne, writes about her journey into the building surveying profession, her career so far and the programme she leads… My first…

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Our first Alumni Award winner

Nominations are open for this year’s UCEM Alumni Award, which goes to a former student of ours who has made an outstanding contribution in their early career towards creating a…

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Study fee options at UCEM: Making the right choice for you

Guest article by UCEM Registry Officer, Paddy Mooty               At UCEM, we understand that every student is different and there is no such thing…

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The variety of roles within quantity surveying

What is the role of a quantity surveyor? What different roles are there in the profession? And what's the best thing about working in quantity surveying? Fielding these questions, as…