Privilege – By Natasha Stone

It’s a word that’s heavily loaded in many ways. The idea of privilege is that it’s something you’ve never had to work for, but you get treated better by others because of it. It’s often connected with social status, ‘the upper echelons’ of power, money, wealth, and more often than not, those with privilege are …

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Grief, loss and loneliness at Christmas – By Natasha Stone

The Festive period is a time for reflection, for joy and gifting and spending time with friends and family. That's what we're all told from an early age, and this is what TV shows us we *should* be doing. Putting on a large spread of delicious food, drinking and eating too much, looking after those …

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Initiatives to get kids into Surveying – By Katie Holt

It has been a busy time for inspiring the next generation of surveyors.... We, at Chartered ICES, have been involved recently in various initiatives to encourage children in to surveying as a career. It is clear from the ongoing needs of the construction industry that there will be a significant shortfall in the number of …

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The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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50 Years – Has it all been worth it? – By Kathryn Ladley

September is an important month for me.  It is the month in which I was born, the month in which I married and this year September is the month in which I begin my 50th year in Construction. In some ways it is easy and glib to say I don’t know where the years have …

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