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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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…

Podcast: Digital technologies

Join Andrew Belt, PR and social media manager, Kate Lindsay, head of digital education, and Adam O'Rourke, associate tutor, as they discuss one of UCEM's latest modules: Digital Technologies. This…

Building in the sun

Meet the apprentices: Guest blog by Cushman & Wakefield Apprentice Surveyor, Sadaqat Hussain

Cushman & Wakefield employ a number of apprentices who study with UCEM. One of those apprentices is Sadaqat Hussain, an Apprentice Surveyor studying UCEM’s Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship (on the Commercial…

Meet the apprentices: Q&A with Lifestyle Outlets Assistant Property Manager, Rhys Braithwaite

Rhys Braithwaite is an Assistant Property Manager with Lifestyle Outlets, who own, develop and operate a variety or successful retail destinations and leisure operations across the UK. He is currently…

Ashley Wheaton UCEM Principal

Principal Thoughts: Why SMEs should consider hiring apprentices

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. In this edition, Ashley reacts to the latest UK Budget announcement which includes the news that non-levy payers will only…