Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Heritage Seminars at the CEM

Last week I spent two information-packed days at the College of Estate Management in Reading. This was the second face-to-face session as part of their MSc in Conservation of the Historic Environment and was filled with heritage related seminars from high-profile speakers including Henry Russell, Stephen Bond, Jill Channer, Charles Brooking and David Tomback, economics director at English Heritage.

I'm approaching the end of my first year of studies with one assignment to complete followed by an exam in March and am learning an awful lot about the heritage profession. For a long time as a Structural Engineer I wasn't sure what direction my career was heading in but with my love of working on old buildings and the enjoyment I am getting from my studies I am now clear where I want my career to take me. Ultimately my aim is to become a full member of the IHBC and get my name on the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE). In the mean time I'll continue to enjoy my studies and work on the varied and interesting projects that keep landing on my desk.

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