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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Sands of time; the importance of CPD – By Steve Slessor

As surveyors we all work to deadlines, whether that be submissions of notices; applications for payments or tenders we are conditioned to focus on time. But what actually is time? Is time just a river that’s flowing in one direction? First the science bit; as we get older time just seems to ebb away; but …

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The Third Wave – By Joanna Farnsworth

Six months in and I really should have this sussed out by now... not done, not understood but well versed; it’s been a rough ride and the worst maybe yet to come. Six months ago, I lost my dad, my rock, my first and my greatest love; he was only 67, it was the cruellest twist that …

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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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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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