Overview

08 Feb, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm09 Feb, 20219:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference

The Future of the Higher Education Estate and Campus Conference 2022 will examine how estate leaders can effectively meet the needs of staff and students in the post-pandemic world and what the future of the estate means for environmental progress, the delivery of the connected campus and how campus operations can be redesigned across the sector.

The Conference will bring together experts and leading sector practitioners to assess practical solutions on meeting net-zero targets, developing the student-centric campus and exploring what the higher education estate looks like in the 2030s and beyond.

What to Expect

  • Leading analysis on how space and design are transforming the way higher education campuses are used in the post-pandemic landscape
  • Insights on the next steps meeting net-zero targets and enhancing environmental sustainability across the estate
  • Practical workshops exploring the needs of students and how estates can evolve to support an improved student experience
  • Expert-led discussion on the delivery and development of the connected campus

Key Speakers

Trevor Payne photo
Trevor Payne
Director of Estates
University of Birmingham
Jamel Lee photo
Jamel Lee
Head of Accommodation Services
University of Greenwich
Iain Garfield photo
Iain Garfield
Director of Estates and Facilities
Newcastle University

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address: Day 1
Andrew Bevan
Andrew Bevan
Deputy Director of Estates and Head of Property Development
University of Derby
Confirmed
9:40 am
Spatial Resilience: Reimagining the Post-Covid Campus and Estate

Building on AUDE’s major research report into ‘Blended Working in the Higher Education Sector,’ this session will assess how the Covid-19 pandemic has forced a fundamental reimagining of the purpose of campuses and how they can meet the needs of users. The session will explore:

  • The value of ‘spatial resilience’ and the need for a flexible and adaptable estate that meets evolving needs
  • Examining how space can be configured to respond to new behaviours, new technologies and new modes of delivery
  • Creating the ‘hackable’ estate in which student and staff can mould space to suit their needs
  • Examining what the shift to blended working and learning models means for the way space can repurposed and redesigned
Umesh Desai
Umesh Desai
Director of Estates & Facilities, De Montfort University
Chair Elect, AUDE
Invited
10:10 am
Designing the Higher Education Campus around the Student Voice – Action Points for the Sector

This session will draw upon the latest research from HEDQF and its ‘Student Life’ survey to understand what students want from their campus and how they interact with the estate. The session will explore students’ expectations and trends since the Covid-19 pandemic on:

  • The learning environment and digital infrastructure
  • Use of space and facilities on campus
  • Needs within student accommodation
  • Design on wellbeing and mental wellbeing
  • Interaction and social engagement with students
  • Safety and security on campus
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Higher Education Design Quality Forum
Invited
10:40 am
Break and Virtual Networking
11:00 am
Panel Discussion: Defining a Vision for the Future Campus: Linking Design and Operation with Student Experience

This session will examine how higher education institutions can construct a vision for the future campus that looks to the needs of students in the 2030s and beyond. The panel will consider how estate leaders can understand long term trends and how a programme of transformation can be delivered.

  • Assessing how design should reflect students’ needs and the way they will interact and engage with the campus in the long term
  • Exploring what we can expect from the student experience in the 2030s and how facilities and campus operations can evolve
  • Analysing how the switch to the smart campus and new models of teaching and service delivery will require new approaches to estate management
  • Evaluating how needs and expectations on student accommodation will change and what this means for setting a vision of the future campus
Linda Goodacre
Linda Goodacre
Director of Estates and Facilities
University of Nottingham
Confirmed
Rachel Tomlin
Rachel Tomlin
Director of Estates Operations
University of East London
Invited
Richard Daniel
Richard Daniel
Director of Estates & Facilities
University of Bath
Invited
11:50 am
Break and Virtual Networking
12:10 pm
Workshop Series: The Big Implementation Challenges: Ideas on the Campus of the Future

In these workshop sessions you will have an opportunity to assess the core implementation challenges facing estates leaders and explore ideas on delivery and transformation.

These sessions will lead you on a ‘walk through’ of practical ideas and recommendations, allow you to benchmark your progress and determine an action plan for change.

Workshop A: The Drive Towards Net-Zero and Enhanced Operational Efficiency
Adam Higgin
Adam Higgin
Head of Environmental Sustainability
University of Bedfordshire
Invited
Workshop B: The Smart Campus: Joining Up Sustainability, Digital Strategy and Capital Programmes
Trevor Payne
Trevor Payne
Director of Estates
University of Birmingham
Confirmed
Workshop C: Managing Waste and Delivering the Circular Economy in Higher Education
Katherine Middleton
Katherine Middleton
Environmental Management System and Waste Manager
University of East Anglia
Invited
1:00 pm
Close of Day 1 of Conference

Day 1 of the Conference concludes at 1:00pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address: Day 2
Iain Garfield
Iain Garfield
Director of Estates and Facilities
Newcastle University
Confirmed
9:40 am
Driving System Change on Decarbonising Heat Networks
  • Exploring the makeup of heat consumption on higher education estates and the associated carbon emissions
  • Routes to transitioning away from natural gas and to low carbon heat sources
  • Assessing the role of enhancing and optimising the use of on-site heat supply assets
  • Solutions on energy performance improvement across the HE estate
  • Examining the role of partnership with key public sector bodies, industry and regional authorities to deliver a joined up approach to the decarbonisation of heat networks
Ian Gregory
Ian Gregory
Head of Utilities
University of Birmingham
Invited
10:00 am
Repurposing Space: Expanding Commercial Opportunities on the Post-Covid Estate

This session will dissect what the Post-Covid landscape means for the development of commercialisation of the higher education estate and how new approaches to space can open up new opportunities for business development. The session will consider:

  • How demand and the needs of business for venues and facilities has changed
  • How the repurposing of university campus space can lead to a re-evaluation of commercial portfolios
  • How institutions can develop a growth strategy around the ‘work anywhere’ mindset
Kirsty Woodward
Kirsty Woodward
Chair Elect, CUBO
Director of Campus Services, University of Leicester
Invited
10:20 am
Break and Virtual Networking
10:40 am
The Decline of Location, The Rise of Digital Infrastructure: Delivering the Connected Campus
  • Developing a smart campus strategy that leverages unified platforms to deliver a consistent university experience
  • Delivering joined a joined up digital architecture between teaching provision, student services and the estate
  • Eliminating the digital infrastructure boundaries between being on and off campus
  • Examining the roles of data analytics to inform estate usage, demand and the needs of service users
David Plumb
David Plumb
Chief Information Officer
University of Warwick
Invited
Professor Chris Pearce
Professor Chris Pearce
Smart Campus Board Chair
University of Glasgow
Invited
Sue Attewell
Sue Attewell
Head of EdTech
Jisc
Invited
11:40 am
Break and Virtual Networking
12:00 pm
Workshop Series: The Student-Centric Campus: Joining up the Estate Management with Student Experience

This series of practical workshops will allow you to consider the role of estate leaders in delivering a student-centric campus experience. These sessions will allow you to measure your delivery and work within a group to assess key action points for implementation.

You will be able to choose one of three workshops to participate in.

Workshop A: Safety and Security on Campus: The Role of Estate Leaders
David Tonkin
David Tonkin
Associate Director of Campus Operations, Campus Division
University of Bristol
Confirmed
Workshop B: Student Accommodation: Responding to Evolving Expectations
Jamel Lee
Jamel Lee
Head of Accommodation Services
University of Greenwich
Confirmed
Workshop C: Reflecting Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Needs into Estate Design
Dr Mike Entwisle
Dr Mike Entwisle
Specialist in Designing for Student Mental Health
Partner and Global Education Sector Lead, Buro Happold
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Close of Day 2 of Conference

Day 2 of the Conference concludes at 1:00pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Audience

  • Directors of Estates
  • Associate Directors of Estates
  • Directors of Facilities
  • Directors of Campus Operations
  • Heads of Commercial Services
  • Head of Property Development
  • Head of Accommodation Services
  • Environmental Managers

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]