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Podcast: COP26 reflections – Was the UK a good or bad host?

With the dust settling on COP26,  we are reflecting on the event and one of the questions posed in the media was whether the UK was the right choice of…

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Profile: Our 2021 honorary doctorate recipient, Sadie Morgan

We are revealing the latest recipients of a UCEM honorary doctorate all this week as we build up to our autumn graduation ceremonies on Friday and Saturday. First up is…

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Podcast: Digging Deeper – Networking

Episode 7 of Digging Deeper is all about networking. The built environment can be a daunting place to enter if you don't know where to start or who to approach…

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Embedding sustainability within the curriculum

How exactly do you go about embedding sustainability across a university’s curriculum? This is the question we posed to our associate dean, Cathy Higgs, and building surveying programme leader, James…

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COP26: The verdict

Did COP26 achieve all it set out to achieve or were the tangible actions needed to protect the planet from the effects of climate change somewhat lacking? You’d be hard…

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‘We are all here for each other’: Guest Movember article by our welfare student ambassador, Paul Adeleye

Every November, people across the globe grow or create moustaches in aid of Movember – a fundraising effort to support causes around men’s health, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental…

Should we prioritise climate change or sustainability?

COP26 focused on climate change but should it really have been focusing on sustainability? Back in September we asked tutors Hazel Lobo and Janet Hontoir to discuss which of these…

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Podcast debate: Who holds the most responsibility for driving sustainability in the built environment?

Which stakeholder group holds the most responsibility for driving sustainability in the built environment? Is it legislators, investors, contractors or consumers? Four members of our academic team argued on behalf…

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UCEM’s staff accessibility awareness course: Q&A with its creator, Dr Tharindu Liyanagunawardena

Accessibility is a hugely important part of what we do at UCEM. Embedding accessibility into our communications and learning resources enables everyone to be able to access these. Educating colleagues…

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‘I consider one of our greatest achievements as business owners has been the development of our apprentices’: Q&A with an apprentice and their employer

We recently spoke to former UCEM apprentice, Sam Prideaux, and his director, Martin Munday, about their passion for apprenticeships. Sam and Martin work for Modus Construction Consultants - an award…

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Green transport: Solutions for the short, medium and long term. Guest article by Donna Rourke-Houguez

It’s Transport Day at COP26 today. Here, Donna Rourke-Houguez, who is a member of UCEM's Sustainability Working Group, breaks up the issue of green transport into considerations for the short,…

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How can science and innovation be utilised for the good of the planet? Guest article by our module leader, Richard Cork

It’s jointly Gender Day and Science and Innovation Day at COP26 today. UCEM Chair of the Board of Trustees, Amanda Clack, shared her thoughts on the importance of gender balance…