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Mar
23

What does a career in construction management involve?

  What is a construction manager? A construction manager is responsible for all aspects of the planning, coordinating and supervising of construction projects. As a construction manager, you’d be in charge of the initial project administration through to the daily supervision of the labour force. From residential construction projects, to large industrial builds, this is […]

By Jack Goldsmith | News & Events
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Mar
23

How difficult are two-year degree courses?

  What are two-year degree courses? Two-year degree courses do exactly what they say on the tin — they give you the opportunity to gain a fully accredited degree in just two years. This type of course, also known as an accelerated degree, gives you the opportunity to complete the same content and gain the […]

By Jack Goldsmith | News & Events
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Mar
23

What are the benefits of studying a top-up degree in business management?

  What does a top-up degree involve? A top-up degree allows students who have completed a foundation level degree or equivalent to achieve a Bachelor’s degree. The top-up degree is therefore comparable to the final year of an undergraduate degree.   A top-up degree will provide you with an internationally-recognised qualification. It will also serve to […]

By Jack Goldsmith | News & Events
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Mar
23

Why is it important to continue developing professionally throughout your career?

  What is professional development? Professional development is a process that involves continuing education and training so that you can advance in your career. It allows you to develop new skills, keep abreast of the latest developments and gain exposure to other areas within your field. In some professions, professional development is compulsory, ensuring that […]

By Jack Goldsmith | News & Events
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Feb
15

Going to university over the age of 25: our advice & top tips

  Can I go to university if I’m over the age of 25? Absolutely! If you’re over 25 years old, university can still be a fantastic option to open up doors to future careers. In fact, there’s never a “perfect” time to begin studying — it’s different for everyone. Whilst some people love to jump […]

By Jack Goldsmith | News & Events
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Oct
21

UCSA Construction Employer Forum

On Thursday 14th October, UCSA hosted its biannual Construction Employer Forum, which facilitates academia and industry to come together to discuss, share and collaborate on the construction skills for today and tomorrow, enabling UCSA to provide the qualifications that fit around life. Around 25 construction employers from across Hertfordshire attended the Forum, with presentations from […]

By Jude Hughes | Uncategorized
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Jul
01

Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice student discusses her experience

We recently chatted with Tina Powell, a Senior Commissioning Manager from Herts County Council (HCC) about her experience of the Fast Track Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship she is currently studying with us at UCSA. Hi Tina, can you tell us how you first heard about course? I was invited to go to an in-house leadership […]

By Jude Hughes | News & Events
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Jun
25

Are SMEs the key to the construction industry’s future?

Our recent webinar saw presentations from industry experts discussing  ‘How can we help SMEs be the key to the construction industry’s future?’ Nearly a fifth of all SMEs operate in the Construction industry. SMEs are a real driving force in the construction sector which is committed to improving their technical expertise and pioneering technologies that […]

By Jude Hughes | News & Events
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