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Forging successful careers in construction: A family story

A common entry route into the built environment sector is through a family connection, and this is no different for the Solanki family. Less common, as in their case, is…

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Winning the UCEM Alumni Award

Nominations are open for this year’s UCEM Alumni Award, which goes to a former student of ours who has made an outstanding contribution in their early career towards creating a…

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Meet this year’s Responsible Futures Working Group!

Here, at UCEM, we hold the Responsible Futures accreditation mark which is a change programme hosted by Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK). The programme aims to support institutions in…

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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Diversity in the built environment

The diversity of an industry is a key consideration when deciding what kind of career you wish to pursue. This plays a part in how welcoming you would judge a…

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Careers advice for aspiring built environment professionals

It’s National Careers Week this week so we thought it would make sense to offer some careers advice for aspiring built environment professionals, and who better to provide it than…

Principal Thoughts: A positive Ofsted inspection – now let’s celebrate!

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on UCEM’s successful Ofsted inspection and the hard work which went into it, and invites stakeholders…

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‘Join the Race to Zero’: UCEM 2021 Property Award winner, Julie Hirigoyen’s speech

With 2021 drawing to a close, we are looking back at some of our highlights from the year, one of which was the return of the UCEM Property Awards as…

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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…