A monthly exploration into the world of sustainability in the built environment with commentary and input from UCEM’s Vice Chancellor and academics.
Lucy Roper’s weekly Built Environment blog: Reasons to be cheerful
Posted on: 7 March, 2019
Each week, UCEM Information Governance Manager, Lucy Roper points us in the direction of interesting stories from the Built Environment.
This week, Lucy decides to give news about Brexit a wide berth and instead concentrate on positive initiatives and news of a Royal visitor which offer cheer in these somewhat uncertain times.
National Apprenticeship Week
You may have seen the noise we are making on our social media channels about this week’s National Apprenticeship Week.
Since moving into the provision of further education in 2015, UCEM has continued to refine its apprenticeship programmes and now is proud to proclaim that it is the largest provider of surveying degree apprenticeships in England.
It is the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week and the government has chosen the theme ‘Blaze a Trail’ to mark it. Apprenticeships are continuing to make a difference and UCEM can definitely count itself a trailblazer in how it has thrown its support behind the agenda.
International Women’s Day
This Friday (8 March) is International Women’s Day marking the contributions of women worldwide and offering an opportunity for us all to reflect on the gender balance in society.
This year’s campaign theme is ‘#BalanceForBetter’ advocating a more balanced world with regards the sexes.
My alma mater recently asked what International Women’s Day means to me and I responded:
‘It is an opportunity to celebrate some of the amazing and aspirational achievements of women around the word as well as realising the great opportunities that are out there for women to take up and help improve their lives and others.’
What does it mean to you? Email me with your thoughts.