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Mr Bernard Webster




I studied Geography before qualifying as a Town Planner in 1970 and have spent my professional life in surveying education and in university management. I began my career in a research post in Geography before being appointed as a lecturer in Town Planning in 1973. I have been continuously engaged in surveying education ever since, both inside the University as a lecturer, curriculum developer, course manager and manager and outside the University as a CPD and conference paper presenter.

After 1992, I moved into academic management. I served successively as Faculty Head (Quality Assurance), Programme Area Director, Acting Head of the School of Environmental Design and Management before becoming Dean of the Faculty of the Environment in 2001. Throughout that period I was substantially engaged in the development of University policy, procedures and regulations and has been involved in more than 70 approval committees for academic awards in the University and in education institutions in the UK, Europe, Honk Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

I took over responsibility for running the University’s programme of half-day CPD courses for RICS members and other property professionals in 2006, a year before my retirement as Dean and have continued in that role to date. I am responsible for running circa 34 half-day courses per annum, primarily at venues in Hampshire and Surrey. I have continued as a lecturer in town planning and historic building conservation and as a contributor as a specialist planner to the programme of CPD courses. I have given papers at conferences and CPD courses for the University and other providers in the UK and Europe and now have more than one hundred and sixty of them to my name as an individual presenter, plus another forty as a co-presenter.

Research Interests

  • Enforcement of planning and listed building control
  • Public participation in planning

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