The Summer Day – By Marion Ellis

At 19, studying for my A-levels I had quite a lot of abdominal pain. A trip to the GP led to a referral for a scan and the possibility of an ‘infection’ pelvic inflammatory disease. I was devasted at the possibility my then fiancé had been up to no good and so I went to …

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RICS Matrics UK Chairman’s Challenge 2019 – By Anna Keys

Anna is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and works for Calfordseaden as an Employers Agent.  She has been involved with RICS Matrics since 2006 and has held a seat on the UK board since 2012.  Anna received the honour of being RICS Matrics Chair 2018-2019. Anna is now raising money for Land Aid as part of …

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The Surveying Sisterhood five months on – By the Surveying Sisterhood

Calling all contributors... No time to set up your own platform? Don’t worry that’s what we're here for. Every week we look to feature and promote individuals, and we want to share your stories, hear your views, start new and join ongoing conversations. We've already featured a number of blog posts on a diverse range …

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Bullying in the workplace – By a fellow Surveyor

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid” The mighty Band-Aid, the force for doing good in the music world, their words suddenly resonating with me. Why? Yes, indeed it was Christmas time, but I was afraid. I was terrified, I was anxious, and my mind was not focused on Christmas, home, it was …

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Career change for the better? – by Natasha Stone

So, it's the new year and you're sat back at your desk. You look around at everyone else, familiar faces, good friends - you smile and wish them happy new year - and you see the genuine enthusiasm shine from them - and you almost envy that they're happy with their chosen workload. It's not an overwhelming feeling, but then... …

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