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Increasing accessibility awareness among colleagues

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (or GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. At…

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Introducing… Our apprentice programme student representatives

At UCEM, we want all our students to feel happy and supported in their studies. To help with this aim, each programme has one (or more) student representatives - a…

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Reflections, research and advice: Q&A with our recent academic prize winners

In addition to the conferment of certificates handed out to graduands at our graduation ceremonies, awards are also presented to those who attained the best overall performance on each of…

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The fourth person in Ethiopia to become a chartered surveyor: Q&A with our MSc Real Estate student, Netsanet Tsegaw

For the majority of UCEM students, becoming a chartered surveyor is the first major goal of their career. Getting to this point by completing the assessment of professional competence (APC),…

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UCEM on board with government’s new vision for HE: UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, responds to Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan’s speech at THE Campus Live

Lifelong learning, flexible studies, part-time options, good student retention and outcomes, and schools’ outreach. Michelle Donelan delivering her speech at THE Campus Live These are the new priorities in UK…

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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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UCEM’s staff accessibility awareness course: Q&A with its creator, Dr Tharindu Liyanagunawardena

Accessibility is a hugely important part of what we do at UCEM. Embedding accessibility into our communications and learning resources enables everyone to be able to access these. Educating colleagues…

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Introducing… our new student trustee and lead student representative

We recently appointed a raft of new student representatives as programme reps, ambassadors and trustees. The most prestigious of these roles is that of student trustee with input given at…

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Online learning important component of levelling up in HE: Comment by UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton

Levelling up in higher education (HE) needn’t be solely addressed through bricks and mortar. I read with interest Mark Leach’s thought-provoking article for WonkHE on HE providers expanding geographically to…

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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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Student stories: Andras’s sustainable built environment ambitions supported by postgraduate scholarship

At UCEM, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to new and existing students. Last year, we launched our Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for new students to apply to receive…

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UCEM Property Awards 2021 – Our Academic Excellence Award nominees: Lai Fun (Queenie) Leung

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…