A different kind of Ramadan – By Zinah Nauthoa

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and the social distancing rules, approximately two billion Muslims around the world are forsaking their traditions during Ramadan for the safety of the community. On a superficial level, Ramadan during the pandemic can be disheartening. However, I believe it could not have come at a better time. “What does …

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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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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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Are you working flexibly? – By Natasha Stone

Flexible working is the big buzz word of the moment. Not to mention that we've all seen the articles extolling the virtues of four day weeks, grabbing your laptop and a comfy bean bag to focus on your work in the local coffee shop. There's endless stock images of young and trendy new-age workers in …

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