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…

How sustainability influences my work: Interview with alumnus Thomas Coulson 

  Career journey  BSc (Hons) Estate Management - 2014 Since 2016, Thomas’ career has seen him work as Head of Sustainability at SHW Property, and more recently as Sector Lead…

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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Forging successful careers in construction: A family story

A common entry route into the built environment sector is through a family connection, and this is no different for the Solanki family. Less common, as in their case, is…

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Jane’s life in building surveying

Here, our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Programme Leader, Jane Ballantyne, writes about her journey into the building surveying profession, her career so far and the programme she leads… My first…

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Our first Alumni Award winner

Nominations are open for this year’s UCEM Alumni Award, which goes to a former student of ours who has made an outstanding contribution in their early career towards creating a…