How higher education can encourage and support more women into the built environment

In the first article of our Be Part of the Change campaign, Charlotte Thackeray explores UCEM’s work to improve representation among women. By Charlotte Thackeray, Outreach and Inclusion Lead at…

Equality, diversity, and inclusion in the built environment: a student panel

We spoke to a number of our students to find out what the built environment as a sector can do to improve inclusivity and diversity. Here’s what they had to…

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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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Celebrating black history: Ranikqué’s conversation starters

October is Black History Month, providing an opportunity to mark the celebration of people of African and Caribbean descent who have made outstanding contributions to society. Last year, our diversity…

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UCEM Property Awards 2021 – Our Alumni Award nominees: Ranikqué Hayden-Best

We will be hosting the 34th UCEM Property Awards in London on Thursday, 14 October. After being hosted online last year due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we are delighted…

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In focus: Our welfare student ambassador, Paul Adeleye

We recently appointed our first four student ambassadors representing the following areas: diversity, sustainability, welfare, and student communities.   Our student ambassadors aim to inspire current and potential students at…

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Principal Thoughts: Building a student community

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reports on the focus on developing a community at UCEM which students are proud to be part…

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In focus: Our Diversity Student Ambassador, Ranikque Hayden-Best

We recently appointed our first four Student Ambassadors representing the following areas: diversity, sustainability, disability and wellbeing, and student communities.   Our Student Ambassadors aim to inspire current and potential…

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Black History Month: Our Diversity Student Ambassador, Ranikque’s inspirational people

This month is Black History Month. To mark the celebration of people of African and Caribbean descent who have made outstanding contributions to society, our Diversity Student Ambassador, Ranikque Hayden-Best,…

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Reflections on Amanda Clack’s talk on the importance of diversity and inclusion

UCEM welcomed Amanda Clack to its office in Reading to give a talk on the importance of diversity and inclusion last week. Staff from all across UCEM attended the presentation…

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Lucy Roper’s weekly Built Environment blog: Diversity, building innovation and a positive for social housing

Each week, UCEM Information Governance Manager, Lucy Roper points us in the direction of interesting stories from the Built Environment. This week, Lucy updates us on her visit to the…

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Guest blog: As property pay rises, the gender pay gap widens further – a look at inequality in the Built Environment

Cathy Higgs at University College of Estate Management Salaries for UK property professionals have remained robust in 2017, with sector pay rises up 7.2 per cent overall – however, worryingly,…