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Apprentice stories: Amy’s first impressions of online learning

Amy Wightman is a graduate trainee at the the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, Countryside Properties. She is studying on our Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship, completing our MSc Real Estate programme as…

‘The best way to kick-start your career in the industry’: Q&A with an apprentice and her employer

UCEM has worked in partnership with commercial property management and building consultancy firm, Workman LLP for many years. We caught up with our Chartered Surveyor apprentice (Building Surveying pathway), Tiffany…

My apprenticeship journey so far: Q&A with our Chartered Surveyor apprentice, Lewis Denbow

Lewis Denbow is currently in his fourth year of our Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (building surveying pathway) whilst working as a building surveyor in Oxford for property and construction consultants,…

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In focus: Our nominees for the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2020 – Poppy Taylor

Three UCEM apprentices and three alumni have been nominated in various categories at this year’s RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.   In the lead-up to the Awards,…

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Making it onto EMpower’s 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list: Guest blog by our Chartered Surveyor apprentice, Sadaqat Hussain

Sadaqat Hussain, an Apprentice Surveyor for Cushman & Wakefield who studies on our Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship (Commercial Real Estate pathway), has made it on to the list of EMpower’s 100…

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Introducing… Our Learning Designers

Plenty goes into ensuring UCEM’s supported online education is the very best it can be for our students. A large part of that work is carried out by our Digital…

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Principal Thoughts: A vocational online university bucking the trend and widening participation

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley writes about the challenges created by UCEM’s unique identity and offers an insight into the work which…

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Podcast: In focus – Our Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship

Having launched our Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship earlier this week, Programme Leader, Dr Afolabi Dania, took the time to discuss the apprenticeship in more detail. Afolabi discussed the benefits…

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Student stories: Ashley’s passion for sustainability

Why should we be sustainable? Our Surveying Technician apprentice (Quantity Surveying and Construction Pathway), Ashley White, became an advocate for sustainability after seeing the damaging impact on our ecosystem while…

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Student stories: Surveying apprentice Ottilie’s tale of work, studies, world-class kayaking and being shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Completing your studies as an apprentice while learning to master your job requires plenty of determination and dedication. On top of this, our Level 3 Surveying Technician (Residential Survey pathway)…

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Student stories: Nicki’s experience of being dyslexic and studying on a UCEM apprenticeship

To coincide with Dyslexia Awareness Week, our Surveying Technician Diploma apprentice, Nicki Robinson, has written about being dyslexic and the challenges it brings when studying. Career to date I started…

Ashley Wheaton UCEM Principal

Principal Thoughts: Doing our bit to prevent another Grenfell

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley discusses the launch of UCEM’s new BSc (Hons) Building Control programme and the impact this can have…