Westminster Higher Education Forum

Developing university and colleges estates - investment trends, smart and sustainable design, and the changing face of learning environments

Morning, Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



The conference focuses on the latest thinking in campus design and development.


The discussion takes place in the context of:


  • Record investment in HEI estates but uncertainty over the future of university funding;
  • The 2050 net zero carbon target requiring HEIs to examine the sustainability of their estates; and
  • Introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework - with student satisfaction survey results contributing to the overall score - focusing on the extent to which campuses contribute to a positive student experience.

The agenda


Keynote contributions:


  • The future of learning environments - with Julian Robinson, Chair, HEDQF and Director of Estates, London School of Economics and Political Science;
  • Investment in estates - trends, uncertainties and best practice - with Graeme Aithie, Partner, QMPF;
  • Latest trends in intelligent campus design- with James Clay, Head, Higher Education and Student Experience, Jisc;
  • ‘Rethinking the University Estate and Place’- with Kevin Richardson, Local Growth Consultant, Research England;
  • Fostering sustainability in Higher Education - innovation, institutional alignment and leading society - with Professor John French, Board Member and Trustee, EAUC.

Further sessions:


  • What students want? How campus design affects TEF scores;
  • Student-centred campuses, responding to changing student demands and delivering accessibility for all;
  • Designing next-generation learning spaces to support the latest developments in pedagogical practice - and for the long term; and
  • Environmental responsibility and campus design - the impact of the 2050 net zero target, retrofitting existing estates, and putting universities at the forefront of demonstrating best practice zero carbon built environments


Keynote Speakers

Professor John French

Executive Director, Sustainability Business Hub and Accelerator, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge and Board Member and Trustee, EAUC

Julian Robinson

Chair, HEDQF and Director of Estates, London School of Economics and Political Science

Kevin Richardson

Local Growth Consultant, Research England

Keynote Speakers

Julian Robinson

Chair, HEDQF and Director of Estates, London School of Economics and Political Science

Professor John French

Executive Director, Sustainability Business Hub and Accelerator, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge and Board Member and Trustee, EAUC

Nakul Patwa

VP Activities & Development, King’s College London Students’ Union

Kevin Richardson

Local Growth Consultant, Research England

Chair

Baroness Diana Warwick of Undercliffe

Speakers

Joe Barrett

President, Global Mobile Suppliers Association

Professor Alexi Marmot

Director, Bartlett Global Centre for Learning Environments, University College London

James Clay

Head, Higher Education and Student Experience, Jisc

Christian Bull

Partner, Mills & Reeve

Graeme Aithie

Partner, QMPF

Richard Hannay

Director, Landscape Architecture, LUC

Senior speaker confirmed from BDP

Peter Radford

Principal, Amber Infrastructure Group

Dr James Dickinson

Associate Director, Burohappold