LTA Scholarship programme
The LTA Committee would be very interested to hear from any members who may wish to assist with the LTA Scholarship programme.
The programme aims to assist individuals who wish to pursue a career in land / estate management through professional membership of RICS via the rural pathway. Through discussions with colleges and universities offering RICS rural accredited courses, we are aware that there have been many instances where excellent candidates who hold degrees in subjects unrelated to rural estate management have been told that they have a skills gap that must be addressed before they can enrol on the post graduate programme they are interested in. The aim of the LTA Scholarship programme is to fill this skills gap by giving such candidates experience of general rural estate management. Do please contact the Committee secretary (email@example.com) if you are interested in hosting a student as part of the programme, or if you would like any further information.
Annual General Meeting - Monday 11th February 2013 at RICS
The LTA Annual General Meeting was held at 1.30pm on Monday 11th February, kindly hosted by Fiona Mannix at RICS, 12 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AE.
Immediately following the AGM, Charles Cowap, Principal Lecturer in Land Management at Harper Adams addressed members on the following:
“New approaches to the valuation, appraisal and management of natural capital and nature’s services – ecosystem services – promise to transform the way we manage land, undertake development, appraise and value assets and pay for a range of goods and services previously taken for granted. This will have far reaching implications for chartered surveyors in valuation, estate and property management, construction, property development and environmental services.“
A copy of the minutes and a transcript of Charles's talk will be circulated to members shortly.
LTA Committee Members
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