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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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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Career transitions, where to next? – By Sue Willcock

So, you work hard.  You get the letters.  You’re Chartered.  You show your family the success pics.  You get a scroll you are proud of.  And have a few drinks with your work mates. Job done.   Career in the B.A.G. Well.  Maybe. Or, maybe more commonly, not. For many, the focus on getting professionally qualified …

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UK Construction week, equality, diversity and inclusion – By Nathan Garnett

When we embarked upon the task of creating UK Construction Week in October 2014, David Cameron was still Prime Minister and there seemed to be an air of growing optimism about construction and the economy in general. We have had an eventful few years since then, the impacts of which will no doubt reverberate for …

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The story behind the Surveying Sisterhood Summit – By Marion Ellis

For nearly 15 years I have been a chartered surveyor. For 9 years I have been a mother. And for my whole life I’ve been a woman. Guess which one of these three things people were the most interested in? It’s All About Work When I was a jobbing surveyor in south London, doing mortgage …

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