A guide to retrofitting (and how it could help us reach net zero)

Retrofitting could be the answer to how the built environment addresses its role in the climate crisis whilst satisfying demand for new buildings and houses. The UK has a problem…

Are mixed-use developments the future of construction?

Mixed-use environments could provide the solution to several of the biggest challenges facing the built environment. Here’s how. For several years, the UK has been in the middle of what…

A guide to PropTech (and how it’s shaking up real estate)

PropTech is the latest technological innovation that is set to revolutionise real estate. Here's how it works. There’s no denying that digital acceleration has become a driving force behind the…

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.…

All buildings great and small: the spectacular rise of tiny homes

What are tiny homes, and why is this radical approach to homeowning starting to pick up momentum and popularity in the UK? The UK is currently experiencing a housing crisis,…

What is the BRRRR method (and how does it work)?

The BRRRR method has emerged as a popularity alternative to traditional house flipping investment strategies. Here’s why. The COVID-19 pandemic, energy crisis and economic downturn have turned the global housing…

The concrete crisis: what’s being done to address RAAC risks?

What is RAAC, the building material at the centre of the UK concrete crisis, and what is the UK government doing to address safety risks? Last month, just days before…

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Colleagues to students to business partners

Where do you go next after your studies at UCEM? Do you seek a promotion in your workplace, armed with your new degree? Is the degree a necessary step en…

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Integrating PropTech into real estate courses

Each year, we award up to £15,000 to go towards a research project (or projects) with the potential to provide a sector-changing insight through the Harold Samuel Research Prize. This…

A history of LGBT spaces in London – podcast series. Episode 4: Disappearing spaces

The final episode of our 'history of LGBT spaces in London' podcast series, launched to coincide with LGBT+ History Month this February, examines the recent decline in numbers of LGBTQ+ spaces…

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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),…