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International Day of Education and it’s importance to me …

Posted on: January 24th, 2019

Today, 24th January, is The International Day of Education. I believe that education is importance to me, it is one of my core values. After leaving sixth form, I studied for 7 years at University and obtained a degree and diploma in the 1990’s. Following this, I then completed my professional education to become qualified as an Architect.


However, the story did not end there … I take seriously the requirement that my profession has over Continuing Professional Development (CPD). I attend monthly CPD lectures on a variety of core curriculum topics, including:


  • Architecture for social purpose
  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Business, clients and services
  • Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Procurement and contracts
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Inclusive environments
  • Places, planning and communities
  • Building conservation and heritage
  • Design, construction and technology

I find these seminars, delivered by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) essential for keeping me up to date with my world as an Architect. Some people wrongly attribute Architectural Technicians as architects. The term Architect is legally protected and can only be used after obtaining the degree and diploma I mentioned earlier. As a Sole Trader, being an architect and belonging to the RIBA provides me with updates from within my industry, as well as an opportunity to meet with my peers and discuss current challenges.

RIBA membership

Therefore, I feel it is important to recognize International Day of Education. My education in the past is important, as are my ongoing qualifications in the world of Architecture today. My membership card arrives every January and it is a fitting reminder that my education is important.¬†As my Dad has always told me ‘Every day is a learning day’. This wealth of learning and experience¬† make me the Architect I am today. Better placed to serve my clients and meet their needs.