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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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Report of good practice for vocational architecture training

Posted on: 18 September 2014
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The Architecture Vocational Learning Network (AVLN) has published a report of good practice for vocational architecture training.  This report details examples of good practice in the field of vocational training within architecture and other built environment professions from the 5 countries participating in the project.

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Unleashing sub-Saharan African property markets

Posted on: 29 August 2014
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RICS commissioned this research to help understand the potential role we could play in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the land and resources sector by assessing the potential future demand for services of the built environment profession, by skills, discipline and by size of market. Potential gaps in the industry were identified in terms of the capacity of the industry and the skills offered by the industry. The research found there is significant potential for building professional skills capacity through collaborative working across Sub-Saharan Africa. This research helped RICS to develop its strategy for its future presence in key African markets as well as developing the profession.

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Delivering change: Supporting links between universities and high-growth firms in cities

Posted on: 30 April 2014
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This ‘delivering change’ paper, supported by Santander, offers a series of case studies in the UK and abroad showing different ways universities, high-growth firms and cities collaborate. Some take advantage of history and brand such as Cambridge, while others build cross-border networks in order to build scale and make greater investments than they could on their own.

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Sustainable tourism: Education resources

Posted on: 22 April 2014
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The Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network (BEST EN) provides free teaching modules on sustainable tourism generated by BEST EN. The course material is open to educators, students and the industry to learn and collaborate for sustainable tourism education. Each of the individual tutorials is comprised of a video, slides, literature and case study suggestions as well as students assignments aimed at the bachelor level. A blogging function is provided for feedback and commentary.

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Global demand for English higher education: An analysis of international-student entry to English higher-education courses

Posted on: 14 April 2014
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The number of international students enrolling in English universities has dropped for the first time in nearly three decades, interrupting a long-term trend of double-digit growth, according to a report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It examines recent shifts in enrollment patterns and discusses their possible causes.

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The Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment

Posted on: 31 March 2014
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The Farrell Review, an industry-wide review of architecture and the built environment, led by Sir Terry Farrell and commissioned by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, has been published. After a wide-reaching consultation process including workshops throughout the country, the findings have been compiled into a report with 60 recommendations. There are four key themes (Education, outreach and skills; Design quality; Cultural heritage; Economic benefits) which were set out in the terms of reference for the Review, with an additional theme of built environment policy which addresses the legacy and proposed way forward.

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Greener skills and jobs

Posted on: 17 February 2014
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This report from the OECD suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.

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UCAS figures show undergraduates shun building but pick architecture

Posted on: 31 January 2014
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Figures released last week by university admissions body UCAS show that just 2,510 students were accepted onto full-time building and surveying degrees in 2013, while the number of fellow undergraduates accepted onto architecture courses was 4,265. However, in 2008, before the impact of the credit crunch and the £9,000-a-year fee regime, the two groups were of roughly equal size: 4,465 in UCAS category K2 Building and 4,247 in K1 Architecture.

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Box of Broadcasts

Posted on: 16 January 2014
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These videos provide guidance on how to make use of the Box of Broadcasts (BoB).

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Construction Research Congress 2012. West Lafayette, USA, 21-23 May 2012

Posted on: 12 December 2013
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Papers from this event are available online, covering the following issues: contracting and legal issues; construction means and methods; construction planning, control, and risk management; knowledge management and information technology; data sensing and analysis; construction simulation, visualization, and product modeling; organizational and labor issues; quantitative methods; environmentally sustainable design and construction; construction education; disaster management and response; infrastructure management; and global construction issues.

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