Giving the construction industry a second chance – a Q&A with UCEM Apprentice Jodi-Ann Morgan

What does the built environment need to do to improve diversity and representation? We sat down with apprentice quantity surveyor Jodi-Ann Morgan to find out. The built environment has significant…

Be Part of the Change podcast episode 1 – women in the built environment

The built environment comprises a diverse and exciting range of sectors, but there is still a lack of representation at every level. We want this to change. 'Be Part of…

Pursuing a career in a male-dominated industry – a Q&A with UCEM Programme Leader Priti Lodhia

As part of our Be Part of the Change campaign, we sat down with Priti Lodhia, Tutor at UCEM, to discuss her experiences as a woman in the built environment…

How higher education can encourage and support more women into the built environment

In the first article of our Be Part of the Change campaign, Charlotte Thackeray explores UCEM’s work to improve representation among women. By Charlotte Thackeray, Outreach and Inclusion Lead at…

Equality, diversity, and inclusion in the built environment: a student panel

We spoke to a number of our students to find out what the built environment as a sector can do to improve inclusivity and diversity. Here’s what they had to…

UCEM to explore challenges of gender equality with research grants

In the built environment sector, one of the world's most significant challenges still prevails - gender equality. UCEM is proud to have won three externally funded research grants from the…

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Increasing accessibility awareness among colleagues

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (or GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. At…

How to look after your mental health

UCEM is extremely lucky to have a brilliant group of dedicated mental health first aiders who are there to support staff and students experiencing mental health issues or struggling with…

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Diversity in the built environment

The diversity of an industry is a key consideration when deciding what kind of career you wish to pursue. This plays a part in how welcoming you would judge a…

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What’s it like being a woman working in the built environment?

It has long been recognised that female representation in the built environment is less than it should or could be. For example, despite women making up just over half of…

A history of LGBT spaces in London – podcast series. Episode 4: Disappearing spaces

The final episode of our 'history of LGBT spaces in London' podcast series, launched to coincide with LGBT+ History Month this February, examines the recent decline in numbers of LGBTQ+ spaces…

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A history of LGBT spaces in London – podcast series. Episode 3: Soho

Episode 3 of our ‘history of LGBT spaces in London’ podcast series, launched to coincide with LGBT+ History Month this February, focuses on the area of Soho. Having looked at…