James Grinnell

Q&A: As we’re nearing the end of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked one employer what they look for in an apprentice

The Built Environment sector is currently experiencing a critical skills shortage. When the recession hit in 2008, the sector lost around 140,000 jobs. But we need construction talent more than…

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My life in the Built Environment: Guest blog by David Hunt, UCEM’s BSc Access Module Leader

Early interest in real estate I wanted to do a job where I would not be stuck in an office all day. The big attraction of real estate when I…

University students drinking coffee and using laptop

Online Academy Update: UCEM launches new website and courses

At UCEM, we’re committed to providing high-quality courses for specific learning needs within the sector. We recently spoke to Carmel Smith, Online Academy Product Manager, who explains what our Online…

online learning

Advancing your career with a flexible, cost-effective degree programme – alternative options for higher education

Ashley Wheaton, CEO and Principal at University College of Estate Management. The Institute for Fiscal Studies recently reported that students in England, entering university this September, are going to graduate…

Ashley Wheaton UCEM Principal

Principal Thoughts – June

Can the future of learning be vocational? Why the UK education system needs to change from the bottom up Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This…

Laura Rattery-Trow

A Case Study: From Equine Management to a Chartered Surveying apprenticeship – Laura Rafferty-Trow, Acquisition Manager at Spectrum Solicitors

Apprentice Chartered Surveyor, Laura Rafferty-Trow is currently working for Spectrum Solicitors as an Acquisition Manager. We spoke to her to find out why she chose to study with UCEM and…

A case study: Developing a career in Real Estate – Phoebe Farrell, Surveying Executive

At UCEM we’re proud to provide an opportunity for both those working in, and with an interest in, the Built Environment to progress their career through Higher Education - without…