Diversity and Inclusion within the RICS, here’s to the next 150 years – By Barry Cullen

It is with a gratitude, and a slight dose of imposter syndrome that I write this blog. Thank you to the Surveying Sisterhood for providing me the opportunity to write about the progress made by RICS in relation to diversity and inclusion, and specifically improving gender balance within surveying. It has been humbling to witness …

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If you can see it, you can be it – By Sara Cameron

This is not the blog post I had intended to write following my recent trip to Hong Kong.  A trip that coupled my first visit to Asia and my second RICS Governing Council meeting during my term of office. However as I sat down to write this following jetlag and then tonsilmageddon (the worst tonsillitis …

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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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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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