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We’ve all been there.
You sign up for something because you think it’s the right thing to do, yet deep down you’re not quite sure it’s right for you. You plough on, not wanting to lose face, but the further you go the more you realise you should have stuck to your guns. It simply wasn’t for you. Sound familiar?
We live in an increasingly connected world, where technology is allowing us to be ever smarter in the way we go about our days. From voice-controlled smart plugs which turn our lights on and boil the kettle as we get out of bed in the morning, to live-streamed gaming tournaments with friends from around the world in the evening - our world is dominated, and enriched, by digital devices.
Finally, after what has seemed the longest, harshest, toughest winter in living memory, we are returning to campus. Face-to-face teaching, chatting with friends, catching up with classmates – all of the things we previously took for granted are back on the agenda – and never have we appreciated them more.
I'm extremely proud to have been shortlisted as a #constructionrolemodel as part of UK Construction Week. It's an industry I love so to have the opportunity to promote it to the next generation of workers is a real privilege.
Confusion, uncertainty and despair has given way to clarity, a defined timeline and renewed hope. While COVID jabs have administered vital injections of the vaccine, the Government's roadmap out of lockdown has provided a much-needed dose of optimism. We now know where we stand, we know where we're headed and we know how and when we're getting there.