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‘Breathing new life into old walls’

Our MSc Building Surveying programme leader, Dr James Ritson, presented his research on the carbon value of heritage at the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB)…

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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…

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Research spotlight: Our 2021 Harold Samuel Research Prize joint recipient, Dr Katharine van Someren

Research is an essential component of university life, whether it’s students researching for dissertations or assignments or academic staff deepening their understanding of a topic. We encourage those with an…

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Zoom webinar transcripts and accessibility: What our students think

Our learning technology research team plays a pivotal role in ensuring the systems used by our students are as up-to-date and accessible as possible. The team surveys the learning technology…

Introducing the GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Progress through Partnerships Network. Guest blog by our research assistant – education and sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore

Introduction The research collaboration between the Global South and Global North, and within, between and beyond low-, middle- and high- income countries to secure global sustainable futures is more important…

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Research: Lockdown homeschooling survey. Guest blog by our Learning Technology Researcher, Dr Tharindu Liyanagunawardena

When the UK Government announced a national lockdown in March in response to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, it plunged many of us into unfamiliar situations.   One of these situations…

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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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UCEM Property Awards 2020: Q&A with our Harold Samuel Research Prize winners, Dr Olayiwola Oladiran and Professor Anupam Nanda

Last Thursday (15 October), we held our 33rd Property Awards event online where, for only the second time, we announced this year’s recipients of the Harold Samuel Research Prize.  …

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Podcast: Digging Deeper – Episode 4: Harold Samuel Research Prize

Episode 4 of Digging Deeper looks at the Harold Samuel Research Prize.   (L-R) UCEM Director of Research, Innovation and Partnerships, Aled Williams, Founder of Alpha Property Insight and the…

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Research: Embedding sustainability within UCEM. Guest blog by our Research Assistant – Education & Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore

Our Research Assistant – Education & Sustainability, Dr Renuka Thakore, and Director of Research, Innovation and Partnerships, Aled Williams, recently presented on behalf of UCEM at the Associated Schools of…

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UCEM Property Awards 2020 – Our Alumni of the Year nominees: Jonathan Bayfield

We will be hosting the 33rd UCEM Property Awards on Thursday, 15 October. Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to hold this in person but we will be…

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My life in Construction Management: Guest blog by our BSc (Hons) Construction Management Programme Leader, Dr Afolabi Dania

Studies I grew up surrounded and influenced by a lot of people who worked in the construction industry. I have always been fascinated by the Built Environment, construction plant and…