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February 12, 2018

Yesterday was Women in Science Day. Did you know? And what did you do to celebrate it?

The UN held a conference in New York to mark the occasion and you can see more about this at http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/. In the run up to Internatio...

December 12, 2017

I've been thinking a lot about what Brexit will mean for the Construction Industry and it's already large skills gap. So whilst this won't be a blog on the impact of Brexit on Construction, we do know it will have an effect on its labour supply as we are already feelin...

December 4, 2017

It’s been some time since I last posted, but in amongst changing jobs, getting on with my APC, working on NAWIC London’s project with Morley Von Sternberg “The Image of Women in Construction”, I am finally finding some time to write. And in this post, I wanted to addre...

August 8, 2017

In part 2 of "The Housing Series: solving the housing crisis... but at what cost?" I wanted to touch on the social impact that new build residential developments have as a consequence of social housing requirements set out by the government via Section 106. If you have...

August 1, 2017

The UK housing shortage is a major problem, one that the government has continuously attempted to rectify with policy after policy, year on year. But are they causing more harm than good? In this UK Housing series I am exploring specific issues that seem to pass us by...

April 6, 2017

Last Thursday I attended a panel debate with Women on the Tools and NICEIC. It was a debate to discuss how to encourage more women into the manual trades within the Construction industry. On the panel were Emma Clancy - CEO on NICEIC, Andrea Kelmanson - CEO of Women on...

March 6, 2017

Last Wednesday 1st March was the 2017 Women in Construction awards in Manchester Deansgate Hilton. Now in its 11th year, it was a chance for the construction industry to celebrate the achievements of the women working within it with a number of categories representing...

March 3, 2017

This week is National Apprenticeship week and with that in mind, I thought I would do a part two of closing the skills gap.

The government is imposing an apprenticeship levy from April 2017 something that is likely to have an impact on how employers view the viability o...

February 13, 2017

Whilst conducting research for my dissertation, I was surprised to find such a lack of interest in the Construction Industry when surveying a range of female students. What was surprising was not that they did not know anything about the built environment, but that des...

January 24, 2017

It's 2017, men have been given paternity leave and the option to share parental leave but in reality is it ok for them to do it? And by ok, I don't mean legally. Whether implicitly said or not, company culture can pressure employees into making decisions that given a t...

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