Tag Archives: HIGHER EDUCATION

BENEATH THE RADAR?

A few weeks ago I lamented the low profile of higher education for the built environment (Blog, 29.03.11).  It’s easy to feel paranoid about this sort of thing – perhaps all academic disciplines feel they are under-regarded.  And yet!  Writing … Continue reading

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‘MISTER CELLOPHANE’

There’s song in the musical ‘Chicago’ in which a bashful  character describes himself as Mister Cellophane –  because he feels people see right through him, and never notice he’s there.  I’ve sometimes felt that the built environment professions are, collectively, … Continue reading

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INSPIRING : PEOPLE AND PLACES

Last week I was in Scotland for the fifth in the CIOB’s series of workshops on construction management education (see Blog 13.10.10 & 01.03.11 ), at Glasgow Caledonian University.  At each of these events, there has been expression of a … Continue reading

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WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION: MORE NEEDED

For most of my academic career, recruiting more female entrants to courses in traditionally ‘male-dominated’ subject areas has been an accepted goal for course managers.  In my subject of construction management,  most courses now recruit more women than they once … Continue reading

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A REVOLUTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION?

At the University of the West of England (UWE)  in Bristol yesterday for the fourth workshop in the CIOB series ‘Educating Construction Managers for the 21st Century’.  Monty Sutrisna (from Salford) again did a great job drawing out contributions from … Continue reading

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