Diversity is good. Pass it on – By Surveyorhood

When people think of bias, they first think of behaviour that negatively impacts a person or group. But that isn't the only kind of bias. We’ve been reading a lot about affinity bias lately. And seeing it in action. It is the tendency to favour people who are like you in some way. By Dmitrii_Guzhanin …

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Passing – By Natasha Stone

Passing is great isn't it? Everything that appears to have been of major importance, exams, tests, Chartership, passing is the most important thing of all. Not passing = failure. But there's more to it than that. Passing in life, is held as the be all and end all. And it extends much further than just …

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What it’s like to be an “old woman” in construction – By Kathryn Ladley

I recently re-read the “What it’s like to be a woman in construction” blog on the Just Practicing web site. I remember reading it the first time and identifying with the comments/experiences of Su Butcher, and then some!! I also reread the article by Sharon Slinger on this site entitled “When does “very experienced” become …

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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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