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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apr
07

Deep Retrofit Live Event

We recently held our third webinar in our #ConstructingFutures series with presentations from industry experts discussing ‘Is Deep Retrofit the Key to Decarbonising the Built Environment?’  Britain’s 28 million homes contribute 20% of the country’s carbon emissions so unless these are retrofitted to make them more energy efficient, we won’t achieve a zero-carbon economy by 2050! […]

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Nov
26

Constructing Futures Part 2 Online Event

Climate change is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of our time. The importance and urgency for the built environment to decarbonise cannot be understated. Buildings are responsible for more than 40% of global energy usage and one third green gas emissions. It is critical that action is taken now to promote a more rapid step change in the construction industry transition to achieve net zero targets.

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Nov
11

UCSA wins Hertfordshire Building and Construction Award 2020

The finalists have been announced and it’s fantastic news for University Campus St Albans. Stephen Fox, Director of Higher Education explains: “I am delighted to announce that UCSA has been awarded the Training Provider of the Year Award in the Hertfordshire Building and Construction Awards 2020. This is a wonderful accolade and reflects the exceptional […]

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Nov
10

Outstanding results from our recent LEAP graduates

Nowadays it can be hard to find good news but I want to share, with their permission, some comments from two recent graduating students who were awarded prizes for their outstanding results  … these are extracts from emails that so warmed my heart ! These students are very experienced managers returning to education later on […]

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Oct
13

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

The benefit of entering a course part-way through on the basis of the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is that it shortens the length of your degree study, saving you money and time. It also provides a formal recognition of the extensive learning you have gained through your working life as equivalent to degree level […]

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