The Summer Day – By Marion Ellis

At 19, studying for my A-levels I had quite a lot of abdominal pain. A trip to the GP led to a referral for a scan and the possibility of an ‘infection’ pelvic inflammatory disease. I was devasted at the possibility my then fiancé had been up to no good and so I went to …

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RICS Matrics UK Chairman’s Challenge 2019 – By Anna Keys

Anna is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and works for Calfordseaden as an Employers Agent.  She has been involved with RICS Matrics since 2006 and has held a seat on the UK board since 2012.  Anna received the honour of being RICS Matrics Chair 2018-2019. Anna is now raising money for Land Aid as part of …

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So why aren’t you an APC assessor? – By Hannah Waite

25 percent of APC assessors are women, but why aren’t they more visible? I joined Homes England as a planning and development surveyor in 2014 following 10 years as a consultant with Deloitte. I have been a final interview assessor for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) for the …

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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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