Why it’s never too late for a career change – a Q&A with UCEM Programme Leaders Jon Hubert and Nicola Allen

For our Be Part of the Change campaign, we sat down for a chat with two of our programme leaders, Jon Hubert and Nicola Allen, who both transitioned into the…

Your guide to the golden thread: the cornerstone of building information

The golden thread is a hot topic in the construction industry as the Building Safety Act comes into effect. Here’s why. To most people, a building is purely a physical…

UCEM supports new CLC Industry Skills Plan 2023-24

A major part of UCEM’s vision and strategy to 2025 is to influence those across the built environment sector for the benefit of all, as we wish to ensure learners…

Podcast – Digging Deeper: Building control

In the eighth episode of the Digging Deeper podcast, UCEM PR and social media manager, Andrew Belt, is joined by UCEM apprentices on the BSc (Hons) Building Control programme, Kate…

Why we love building control – employers’ perspectives

The building control profession is one of the lesser understood roles within the built environment so we decided to speak to some people that have been working in it for…

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Podcast: How has COVID-19 changed building control?

In the fifth podcast of our series looking at how COVID-19 has affected built environment professions and organisations, we speak to Jane Keely - a director at UK-wide corporate building…

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Introducing… Our new sustainability student ambassador

Our student ambassadors aim to inspire current and potential students at open events and webinars, and through networking. They also have a presence on social media and email communications where…

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Podcast: The importance of good design in the Built Environment

Why is good design so important in the Built Environment? How do you define 'good' when it comes to building design? And how does the design part relate to building…

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My life in the Built Environment: Guest blog by our BSc (Hons) Building Control Programme Leader, Jon Hubert

First Built Environment experience I finished school at 18 but didn’t get the grades needed to undertake the Philosophy and Economic History degree at the University of Bristol I had…

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Principal Thoughts: Making our founder, Sir William Wells, proud

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on our centenary year activity and examines how the past 100 years have achieved the aims…

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Principal Thoughts: Apprenticeship agenda must be allowed to flourish

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on personnel changes in government and makes the case for apprenticeships to remain high on the…

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…