LI Council representatives, Lindsey Abbott and Gethin Owens are conducting a survey to find out what life is like for Licentiates.
“We want to know about licentiate members' experience on the P2C, current employment and level of engagement with the Institute,” said Owens. “Our aim is to find out more about the collective needs and concerns of licentiates to help guide us in our role.”
Both Abbott and Owens bring varied professional experiences to the LI Council. Abbott previously worked as a landscape architect for RTKL in the US and is now in the planning team at HOK in London. She is on maternity leave at the moment, but aims to sit the P2C oral exam in 2013.
Owens completed his P2C last year and currently works as a senior landscape architect at Groundwork. Previously, he worked at a private landscape design practice but chose to relocate during his chartership to gain further experience of particular P2C syllabus elements, specifically contract management and tendering.
"Everyone’s experience is different, so we are keen to find out more,” said Abbott. “Licentiates are some of the busiest members of the Landscape Institute. Most are just starting out in their careers, pursuing the P2C, buying their first homes, starting families and even launching their own practices all in the middle of a recession."
Owens added: "Our aim is to make sure we do all we can to meet the needs of Licentiates. This survey will help inform next steps."
The survey should only take a few minutes to fill in and can be completed here