An open letter: Alternative and specialist institutions aren’t irrelevant; they’re an important part of the future of Higher Education – along with online learning

Guest post by Ashley Wheaton, UCEM Principal As reported recently in Times Higher Education Richard Garrett, Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, has stated: “Open and distance learning…

Guest Blog: Steve Priddis, Retail Asset Management Programme Leader

Retail Asset Management Programme Leader, Steve Priddis, features in the first of our guest blog series. He provides insight into his background in the industry; the newly developed Retail Asset…

Five reasons why online learning is the future

Since the world’s first distance learning course was established in 1728, with programmes delivered by mail, alternative education has increasingly taken the world by storm. Today, the appeal for studying…

Principal Thoughts – March

Principal Thoughts – March

Welcome to the latest post from our ‘Principal Thoughts’ blog series, in which UCEM Principal Ashley Wheaton shares the latest news from University College of Estate Management, and discusses this…

MIPIM 2016: a week in the world of property

So the tools have finally been put down after a busy few days on-site at the 27th MIPIM, which ran from 15-18 March. This year’s annual gathering for the international…

National Apprenticeship Week – a look back | Part 2

  AAC Day 2 Day 2 commenced with a keynote speech from Ofsted Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. Wilshaw stated that now is a time of great opportunity for anyone…

National Apprenticeship Week – a look back | Part 1

Last week (14 – 18 March 2016), National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) took place and saw the industry launch several key events, presentations and announcements surrounding apprenticeships in the UK. We…

Leading the way with our Trailblazer Apprenticeship Programmes

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, and what better a time to release our biggest apprenticeship news to date. On Wednesday 16 March we announced our collaboration with Chartered Surveyors Training…

A Case Study: Unlocking my Potential as a Chartered Surveyor through a Level 6 Apprenticeship – Max Boxall, Apprentice Surveyor

During National Apprenticeship week we’re pleased to be sharing real life apprentice success stories. In the second of our apprentice case study blog posts, Apprentice Surveyor Max Boxall gives us…

A Case Study: Working towards Chartered status through a Level 6 Apprenticeship – Jessica Austen, Apprentice Surveyor

We are extremely passionate about unlocking people's potential in the Built Environment and with this, developing talent for businesses across the world. We’re proud to be involved in the delivery…

Principal Thoughts – February

Welcome to our latest edition of the ‘Principal Thoughts’ blog series, in which UCEM Principal Ashley Wheaton shares the latest news from University College of Estate Management, and discusses this…

Bridging the Built Environment Skills Gap

Construction currently contributes £92 billion a year to the UK economic output, through massive growth in the domestic market and an unprecedented expansion in developing countries. However, if the industry…