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Podcast: How has COVID-19 changed commercial property?

In the third podcast of our series looking at how COVID-19 has affected built environment professions, we speak to Natasha Collins about the impact of the pandemic on commercial property.…

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‘The best way to kick-start your career in the industry’: Q&A with an apprentice and her employer

UCEM has worked in partnership with commercial property management and building consultancy firm, Workman LLP for many years. We caught up with our Chartered Surveyor apprentice (Building Surveying pathway), Tiffany…

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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 new first-year students during a lively sustainability debate. The ‘Built…

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Podcast: How has COVID-19 changed quantity surveying?

In the second podcast of our series looking at how COVID-19 has affected built environment professions, we speak to Lewis Eagle about the impact of the pandemic on quantity surveying.…

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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) Network since its inception. Here, the Network’s founder and UCEM’s…

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Principal Thoughts: Reflections on the year since the first UK lockdown

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on the past 12 months since COVID-19 forced UCEM’s staff to work from home and selects…

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Podcast: UCEM in conversation with… Roy Albert

Episode 7 of our 'UCEM in conversation with...' series sees UCEM PR and social media manager, Andrew Belt, talk to Valuation Office Agency (VOA) lead surveyor, Roy Albert.   Roy…

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My apprenticeship journey so far: Q&A with our Chartered Surveyor apprentice, Lewis Denbow

Lewis Denbow is currently in his fourth year of our Chartered Surveyor degree apprenticeship (Building Surveying pathway) whilst working as a building surveyor in Oxford for property and construction consultants,…

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Podcast: Digging Deeper – Projects

Episode 6 of Digging Deeper looks at the Project module our Level 6 students work on.   Our latest cohort of Level 6 students will soon be tackling the Project…

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Podcast: Digging Deeper – Neurodiversity

Episode 5 of Digging Deeper focuses on neurodiversity.   What is neurodiversity? What language should be used with neurodiversity? What opportunities are there for neurodivergent people in the property industry?…

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How UCEM’s disability and welfare team supported me with my mental health

Our disability and welfare team is trained to support students with physical and sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, mental health conditions, and long-term health conditions.   Here,…

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Supporting our students to lead on sustainability

At UCEM, student feedback is vital in shaping what we do. Students are invited to fill in anonymous feedback on our virtual learning environment (VLE), either to comment on positive…