We Built This #2: Dami Sanda on Waltham Abbey Church, Essex

In the second feature of our We Built This series, we sat down with Dami Sanda, Principal Design Officer with Thurrock Council and a member of Black Females in Architecture,…

Be Part of the Change podcast episode 4 – reaching out to young people

The built environment comprises a diverse and exciting range of sectors, but there is still a lack of representation at every level. We want this to change. ‘Be Part of…

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…

We Built This #1: Sadaqat Hussain on The Cube, Birmingham

For the first installment of our We Built This series, we sat down with Sadaqat Hussain, Senior Surveyor at CBRE, to discuss how The Cube has inspired him. From residential…

What the built environment can do to champion EDI: a Q&A with UCEM Trustee Misa von Tunzelman

How can the built environment industries better support people from under-represented groups to enter, stay and thrive in the sector? Workplace equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is no longer being…

Diversity and data: a headache the built environment needs to address

It's not just outdated stereotypes and mindsets that hold back equality, diversity and inclusion in the built environment - it's also how businesses are able to capture and use data…

Be Part of the Change podcast episode 3 – mental health in the built environment

The built environment comprises a diverse and exciting range of sectors, but there is still a lack of representation at every level. We want this to change. ‘Be Part of…

Making waves as a female building surveyor: a Q&A with UCEM Alumni Annabel Huffer

We met with UCEM alumni Annabel Huffer to discuss her experiences as a female building surveyor and why she advocates so strongly for apprenticeships. Despite making up around half the…

Could flexible working be the key to greater diversity in construction?

Flexible working could be the silver bullet that construction companies need to improve diversity and representation in the sector. Here's how. Flexible working has been steadily growing in popularity over…

What women do matters: a Q&A with UCEM Student Candace O’Brian

We spoke to Candace O’Brian, a Jamaican real estate professional and UCEM student, to get an international perspective on what it’s like to be a woman in the built environment.…

The importance of the student voice in sustainability

Here at UCEM, there are ample opportunities for our students to share feedback about their experiences through things like Programme Representatives, module evaluations and the National Student Survey. The voice…

Living with Autism: my story

This week marks World Autism Celebration week. To raise awareness, promote acceptance of the condition and help others understand it better, Josh Hallsworth shares how it impacts his daily life.…