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Who are the Surveying Sisterhood?

We’re a diverse collection of construction professionals at many stages of our career who came together when we realised that we all kept asking the same questions and seeking the answers to the same problems. We’re still looking for those elusive answers, but then, isn’t life one big learning curve anyway? We slowly came to …

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A fear of Public Speaking… – By Joanna Farnsworth

Never have I been prouder to be a Surveyor than in the last few weeks; I have had amazing opportunities to attend awards, represent the RICS and the most incredible opportunity of Chairing the recent CPD conference in Cambridge. In the last few weeks Her Majesty the Queen has visited the RICS, meeting many Surveyors …

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Young Surveyor of the Year Awards – By Samantha Organ

Attached to my keys is a keyring, purchased when I lived in America. It reads Failure is not an option, and I referred to it throughout my part-time PhD and during my APC. Whilst it appears to be useful motivation, reading it is very different to really believing it, but read it enough and this …

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Believe, Envisage, Experience who you want to be – By Joyce Stockley

I believe that self-confidence affects how you feel and motivate yourself. Throughout my career working as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, having the confidence to make a useful contribution has played a key role in dealing with the varied challenges I have faced. I gained my Quantity Surveying Honours degree at The University of Reading in …

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When does “very experienced” become “too experienced”? – By Sharon Slinger

A woman has 50 years of experience working as a professional in our industry, she’d be snapped up by companies with all that knowledge, wouldn’t she? Surely you’d want that knowledge and experience involved in your project or team? What better way to teach junior members of staff the technical and personal skills to prosper …

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What I learnt from being an award finalist – By Kimberley Hepburn

After winning the inaugural RICS Apprentice of the Year title in 2017, I desperately wanted to avoid winning any more awards too soon - only to find out that I'd been shortlisted as an EG Rising Star and a Women of the Future finalist this year. I am absolutely honoured and so humbled by these phenomenal accolades, …

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