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  • From gamer to surveyor
    Matrics

    From gamer to surveyor

    With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?

  • Take on the Chairman for a worthy cause
    Matrics

    Take on the Chairman for a worthy cause

    2016 is another Olympic Games year and, while we won’t be able to get to Rio, we will be celebrating with a special sports-themed RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.

  • Rigger boots and hard hats aren't just for men
    Building control

    Rigger boots and hard hats aren't just for men

    Building Surveyor at Atkins Sophie Smith gives an update on her efforts to encourage more women to join her in the profession and her design of the "Sophie shoe".

  • My aims and objectives as RICS Matrics Chairman
    Matrics

    My aims and objectives as RICS Matrics Chairman

    As RICS turns 150 next year, RICS Matrics will continue to represent and support the next generation of surveyors in our profession. RICS Matrics has been doing this for over 128 years now. In my 10th year of being part of RICS Matrics, I am excited and honoured to be leading UK as Chair for the year 2017/18.

  • Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt
    Matrics

    Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt

    Our industry is on a digital journey; as technologies emerge then new surveying disciplines will need to evolve. Charlton Bland, Geomatics Consultant at Atkins and current Planning and Development RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year, discusses two ways they are advancing delivery to clients.

  • Going through your APC? Explore our top five tips
    APC

    Going through your APC? Explore our top five tips

    Victoria Mann MRICS, APC Mentor and Assessor as well as Asset Manager at Chancerygate shares her top tips in tackling some common stumbling blocks for candidates during their APC.

  • How many surveyors can list whale re-location on their CVs?
    Project management

    How many surveyors can list whale re-location on their CVs?

    It is all in a day’s work for Associate Project Manager at AECOM Matthew McBrien MRICS, winner of last year's Project Management RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year. Matthew tells us about his strangest project to date and reveals his top tips to manage seemingly insurmountable challenges.

  • Something from nothing: how I became a surveyor
    Matrics

    Something from nothing: how I became a surveyor

    Former RICS Matrics Board member Henry Skinner MRICS tells us about his journey in to the world of surveying.

  • Top ten tips: How to be a successful chairman
    Matrics

    Top ten tips: How to be a successful chairman

    Being chairman of any local or national volunteer group is a fine art and one which can present many challenges. Here we invite Rajesh Gohil MRICS, Chairman of RICS Matrics Leicester and Rutland, to share his top ten tips.

  • When APC candidates invaded Castle Drogo
    Matrics

    When APC candidates invaded Castle Drogo

    On the 14 October 2015, 21 current APC candidates from Devon and Cornwall — along with four APC mentors — met at the picturesque Castle Drogo in Devon for an afternoon of APC training hosted by Steve Rea.

  • A new breed of professional: YSOYA 2015
    Matrics

    A new breed of professional: YSOYA 2015

    Our Young Surveyor of the Year Awards returned for the second year with an amazing response, both in terms of nominations and attendance at the awards ceremony. As RICS Matrics Chairman, I was invited to chair the judging panel for these awards, which was a great privilege; it was truly rewarding to see so many great nominations.

  • Could the Theresa May effect help the next generation of female surveyors?
    Business & management

    Could the Theresa May effect help the next generation of female surveyors?

    41% of young women aged 13–22 believe their gender will hold them back in the workplace; however, they claim that the rise of female leaders, such as Theresa May and Hilary Clinton, could help to change sexist attitudes and encourage workplace diversity, according to a new YouGov survey that we commissioned.