GCU Built Environment Society Podcast

Welcome to the GCU Built Environment Society podcast - the podcast that seeks to connect students in the Built Environment with the thoughts, experiences and opinions of prominent industry experts and successful recent graduates. The idea for the podcast was formed through discussions between students and lecturers, with the aim of allowing students to explore what opportunities the Built Environment has to offer, and what they can offer it.

The podcast is student led and will be hosted by Construction Management student Nagineh Azar and Building Surveying student Aidan Cameron. The format will be in the form of informal interviews where diverse topics will be discussed. The intention is to focus on questions that will be of interest to our students and to provide a platform engage with practitioners. It will include specific questions that could be beneficial in the near future such as “What qualities help graduates become successful?” through to bigger questions such “What does the future hold for the industry and its professions?”

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Built Environment Society and to take part with our future plans then you can do so via this link https://twitter.com/GCUBuiltEnvSoc


Aidan Cameron

Aidan is a Building Surveying undergraduate studying towards a BSc (hons) degree and aims to begin the route to chartership with the RICS after graduation. Since entering GCU, he has engaged in university life through his roles as Student Representative and Built Environment Society Chairperson. Aidan is a third-generation joiner and is passionate about the positive effects of continued education. 

Nagineh Azar

Nagineh currently studies construction management at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is Glasgow Afghan United’s Women Empowerment Project Coordinator and the Vice Chair of Glasgow Caledonian University Built Environment Society. Nagineh is a motivated speaker and a strong advocate and voice for Women’s right, her outstanding work and dedication has been recognized in local and national level.

Stuart Passmore from Arcadis

In this episode of the Built Environment Society podcast we are joined by Stuart Passmore. Stuart first studied Civil Engineering and then a master’s in quantity surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University and is now an Assistant Commercial Manager at Arcadis.

Katie Dunbar from EPC Associates Ltd

In this episode of the Built Environment Society Podcast we will be joined by Katie Dunbar MRICS to discuss the benefits of placements, doing an APC during the pandemic and her role on the MATRICS committee. Katie studied Building Surveying at GCU and is now a chartered building surveyor at EPC Associates Ltd.

On the next show our guest will be Stuart Passmore MSc.

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Podcast - Daniel Craig from Quantum Global Solutions

In this episode of the Built Environment Society podcast we are joined by Daniel Craig to discuss his role within a construction consultancy in Dubai and his experience in the CIOB global student challenge. Daniel studied Construction Management at Glasgow Caledonian University and is now a Contractual/Commercial Engineer with Quantum Global Solutions.

On the next show our guest will be Katie Dunbar MRICS.