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Welcome from the Head of School, Professor Stuart Green FRICS, FCIOBProfessor Stuart Green photograph

Welcome to the University of Reading School of Construction Management and Engineering. The School is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in the built environment. The University of Reading is the highest ranked university in the UK to offer undergraduate honours degree programmes in surveying (2013/14 THE World University Rankings). Our graduates are uniquely well represented at the very top of the surveying profession, both in the UK and internationally. Our taught programmes reflect the leading-edge of current practice, including the latest developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainability. But even more importantly, the School provides academic leadership for the sector and points the way towards new ways of working.

Our courses are fully accredited by professional bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Our close relationships with industry and the professions are of central importance in ensuring that our graduates are much sought after. We have an extensive programme of industry placements to help ensure that our students have the appropriate skills and connectivity to facilitate successful career progression.

We have good reason to be proud of our employability statistics. The latest independent government statistics (www.unistats.direct.gov.uk) show that 100% of graduates from our BSc in Quantity Surveying were in professional or managerial employment six months after graduating. The equivalent figure for our BSc in Building Surveying is 90%. The key message is clear and unequivocal: if you wish to maximise your chances of professional career following graduation, come and study at the University of Reading. Typical employers of our graduates include: AECOM, Arcadis, Arup, Barratt Developments, Brookfield Multiplex, Carter Jonas, CBRE, Costain, Countryside Properties, Deloitte Real Estate, Faithful+Gould, Franklin & Andrews, Gardiner & Theobald, GVA, John Rowan & Partners, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kier, Laing O'Rourke, Lambert Smith Hampton, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Savills, Turner & Townsend.

Our strong focus on meeting the needs of UK employers is complemented by our international outlook. We especially value our international students for the broader perspectives which they bring to our learning community. But internationalisation is not just about welcoming students from overseas; it's also about providing an international experience for students from the UK. The School celebrates diversity not only in terms of our student profile, but also in terms of our staff.

We strongly believe that the quality of the educational experience is significantly enhanced when the majority of the lecturers are themselves actively involved in research and consultancy. We pride ourselves on a research-intensive environment where all our students can learn to fulfil their potential in a supportive environment.

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PO Box 219

Email: scme@reading.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 8201
Fax: +44 (0) 118 931 3856

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