Career change for the better? – by Natasha Stone

So, it's the new year and you're sat back at your desk. You look around at everyone else, familiar faces, good friends - you smile and wish them happy new year - and you see the genuine enthusiasm shine from them - and you almost envy that they're happy with their chosen workload. It's not an overwhelming feeling, but then... …

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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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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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