Given the interdisciplinary nature of Land Economy, you will find that the people in the department have diverse interests, and are always happy to share ideas. There are several ways to connect with like-minded people, both through groups within the Department, and through a range of related societies across the University.
The Student Liaison Committee
To ensure that senior staff hear about and resolve issues that affect you and to give students a voice in decisions made in the Department, Land Economy has an active Student Liaison Committee and student representatives on the Board of Land Economy. These representatives are way for students to pass on any concerns, problems or suggestions for improvement, which then get forwarded and discussed at meetings with senior staff. Student Liaisons handle matters like teaching arrangements, course materials, paper content, the library, and the social programme.
The Mentoring Scheme
The Department of Land Economy runs a mentoring scheme, supported by the Cambridge Land Economy Advisory Board (CLEAB) to connect current students with contacts in industry. This unique opportunity gives you the chance to explore possible areas of specialisation and potential career paths following your degree. You may also have the chance to seek valuable advice and resources for your final year dissertation. For more information
Cambridge University Land Society (CULS)
The Cambridge University Land Society is an alumni society for alumni of the Department of Land Economy and those with an interest in careers in property. This active group hosts business and social events, talks, and career fairs, engaging alumni, members of industry, and current students alike. Visit the CULS website for more information.
The Land Economy Society
Land Economy is one of the most sociable subjects you can do in Cambridge. The Land Economy Society organises several social events each term which are always well attended. The President of the Society is an elected Land Economy student and holds his or her post for a term of one year. Predominantly student run, the Society also has a student committee to discuss and organise upcoming and new events.
Cambridge University Real Estate Finance and Investment Society (CUREFIS)
CUREFIS is a society run for students by students. Founded in 2012, the main purpose of CUREFIS is to widen the interest in, and understanding of, the real estate industry and property investment, especially among those students thinking of taking up a career in a related field. CUREFIS links influential academics, ambitious students and blue-chip and innovative finance sector employers, encouraging students to take an active role. Any student is welcome to join. For more information, visit their website.
Cambridge University Real Estate Finance Asian Alumni Society (CUREFASIA)
CUREFASIA is established to better serve Cambridge alumni who have an interest in Asian real estate markets. Each year, we support the Faculty and alumni by organizing various events, including annual real estate conferences, field trips, industry networking events and alumni reunion dinners in major Asian cities and in London. We aim to integrate theory and practice in real estate finance and investment, and undertake fundamental research into real estate asset pricing and risk analysis that is relevant to the commercial real estate industry. Although an alumni society, current students are welcome to become active members. For more information, visit the CUREFASIA website.