A surveyor using a total station with the sunset in the background

Our students in focus: Changing career path to pursue a future within the Built Environment

Aiming high: UCEM student, James Cannon, in action for Connacht Rugby James Cannon is eyeing silverware with Connacht Rugby in rugby union’s Pro 14 competition but the 6 ft 8…

Building against blue sky

My life in Real Estate: Guest blog by John Mansfield, Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management programme

Early interest From a fairly early age, I have been interested in buildings and thought that it was important to understand how they were constructed. I found that a great…

National Apprenticeship Week blog series: UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, addresses Philip Hammond (Chancellor of the Exchequer)

Dear Philip Hammond As part of National Apprenticeship Week, it’s only right that we celebrate the successes. Just this week at University College of Estate Management (UCEM), we have enrolled an…

National Apprenticeship Week blog series: UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, addresses Sam Gyimah (Minister for Higher Education)

Dear Sam Gyimah At the launch of the Office for Students which I attended last week, I was pleased to hear you make fair access to university one of the…

Architect and foreman in front of a building

My life in the Built Environment: Guest blog by David Hunt, UCEM’s BSc Access Module 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…

Cranes at sunset

My life in Construction Management: Guest blog by Graham Hough, UCEM Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme

‘Something different’ When I was at school, I didn’t want to stay on to do A levels. It was either that or engineering. I fancied something different. It seems everyone…

A surveyor using a total station with the sunset in the background

My life in Quantity Surveying: Guest blog by Amanda Milambo, UCEM Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme

Journey into quantity surveying I was always interested in construction and, in particular, architecture. I had never heard of quantity surveying before until I went to Copperbelt University in Zambia…

Construction equipment

My life in Construction Management: Guest blog by Afolabi Dania, UCEM Programme Leader for the MSc Construction Management programme

Studies Growing up, I was surrounded by and influenced by people in construction. Being in Nigeria at the time, it appealed to me to study Building at university. There were…

Town skyline

My working life: Guest blog by Peter Escreet, UCEM Programme Leader for MBA Construction and Real Estate

  Education Education has had a vast influence on my life. Despite early success at the 11+, I really struggled in my teenage years but managed to get through my…

Toronto at night

UCEM’s brush with world leaders in online education at prestigious conference in Toronto, Canada: Guest blog by UCEM Chair of the Online Learning Research Centre, Dr Tharindu Liyanagunawardena

UCEM Dean – Learning and Teaching, Nick Moore, and I represented UCEM at the World Conference on Online Learning from 16-19 October 2017 in Toronto, Canada. This was the 27th…

Building in the sunlight

Attending the Estates Gazette Property Asset Management Summit: Guest Blog by UCEM Tutor, Natasha Collins

Our Tutors frequently attend external events to ensure they keep up-to-date with the very latest developments in their subject areas and can reflect that in their teaching. UCEM Tutor, Natasha…

Cranes against a blue sky

How UCEM’s Bursary Schemes Can Help You Achieve Your Ambitions Within the Built Environment: Guest blog by UCEM BSc (Hons) Building Surveying student, Leslie James

“Words cannot express how I truly feel about this. I am very touched and grateful. Please convey this to the Bursary Working Group that I really appreciate what they have…