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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Lottie’s Work Experience, Women’s Engineering Society 2018 – By Natasha Stone

“So, what is it that you do every day, do you do a lot of Maths?” Lottie’s first question when I picked her up was quite a familiar question really. When I began my training within the construction industry, I was nervous that I’d considered myself ‘a bit rubbish’ at maths. In fact, it’d been …

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Being homeless – By Kate Robertson

On Tuesday 9th October, I joined a group of students and a lecturer for a sleep out to raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and to raise money for LandAid and RICS’ 150 pledge, which is trying to raise £2.25 million pounds to help tackle the problem. Most of the time when people …

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