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My life in the built environment: Guest article by David Hunt, UCEM’s access and transitions programme leader

Early interest in real estate I wanted to do a job where I would not be stuck in an office all day. The big attraction of real estate when I…

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My life in the built environment: Guest article by our construction management programme leader, Christine Gausden

Early interest I wished to be part of the built environment from a very early age, quite literally pre-school, from the age of four. I was interested in buildings, most…

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Podcast: UCEM in conversation with… Nella Pang

Episode 8 of our ‘UCEM in conversation with…’ series sees UCEM PR and social media manager, Andrew Belt, talk to Omega RE managing director, Nella Pang. UCEM alumna, Nella discusses…

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Agile thinking, diplomacy and reaching out: Q&A with our outgoing student trustee and lead student representative, Phoebe Farrell

Student feedback is integral to UCEM’s operations, whether provided informally on our virtual learning environment (VLE) or formally by one of our student representatives, ambassadors or trustees. The trustee role…

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Apprentice stories: Amy’s first impressions of online learning

Amy Wightman is a graduate trainee at the the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, Countryside Properties. She is studying on our Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship, completing our MSc Real Estate programme as…

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Apprenticeships: what you need to know

What is an apprenticeship? Simply put, an apprenticeship is a job with training. Apprenticeships are available from levels 2–7, the equivalent of GCSEs all the way up to Master’s qualification.…

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Podcast: How has COVID-19 changed UCEM?

In the fourth podcast of our series looking at how COVID-19 has affected built environment professions and organisations, we speak to UCEM's Principal, Ashley Wheaton, and head of facilities, Kathy…

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Alumni stories: Shelley’s quantity surveying progress aided by two UCEM bursaries

We are committed to making our online learning programmes accessible to as wide a range of students as possible in our efforts to create a better built environment. As part…

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Our apprenticeship partners: Q&A with Zoe Bacon from the Cabinet Office

Zoe is the Property Apprenticeship Officer for the Cabinet Office. Prior to that Zoe worked in recruitment in HMRC. She’s been working alongside us for 18 months, so we thought…

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Pride Month: A celebration of being ‘out’ at work

June is Pride Month – a month where LGBTQ+ people and communities come together to celebrate the freedom to be themselves. Pride Month originally commemorated the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in…

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Introducing… Our new sustainability student ambassador

Our student ambassadors aim to inspire current and potential students at open events and webinars, and through networking. They also have a presence on social media and email communications where…

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Sustainability initiatives during the pandemic

We are on a mission to be the world’s most sustainable university. That mission began a long time ago and milestones on that journey include the purchase and refurbishment of…