University Estates and Facilities Conference

26th June 2019 - Manchester

SPD’s third University Estates and Facilities Conference: Improving Conditions and Standards conference seeks to truly bridge the gap between commissioning and resourcing while focusing on strategies to manage the priority of doing more for less and ensuring world-class facilities are available on campus for students. With an emphasis on collaboration, the agenda will be built around practical examples on key topics including: capital funding, social value, security, sustainability, meeting student expectations and supplier project engagement.

Researched and developed with leading quangos and university estate and facility professionals, this is the only conference designed to facilitate understanding and collaboration between the two entities by offering insight, guidance and captivating both change and progress within university estate and facilities’ landscapes. By offering a mix of practical advice as well as discussion of the strategic issues – we aim to ensure delegates leave the event with plenty of ideas and opportunities to implement within their organisation.

  • 26th June 2019
  • 9:00 - 4:30
  • Manchester - Directions
  • £99.00 +VAT
Learning Outcomes
  • Revising the progress, the UK government and non-executive bodies are currently making with university estate investments and discussions surrounding best practice capital funding strategies
  • Exploring how the latest security and fire protection technology can be used to improve department infrastructures and save money in the long-run by opting in for Open Source solutions
  • Making the most by utilising shared FM digital technologies
  • Ensuring departmental buildings are energy compliant and used to their maximum ability
  • Understanding what student expectations are and how to meet these standards
  • Enhance your campus by developing sustainable residential accommodation in order to become a ‘world-class’ provider
  • Planning and utilising best practice example frameworks for resourcing and facility specifications
  • Incorporating collaboration across the local community through the help of Apprenticeships, training opportunities and local authorities both nationally and regionally into university estate and facilities’ infrastructure projects in order to get the best value for money
  • Offering lively discussions on topics such as: university funding and allocation, meeting student expectations, security, health and safety, sustainability and social value.
  • Looking at the best way to plan, manage and deliver estate and facility projects as well as monitor emergency system breakdowns.
  • Learning from sector-leading, real-life, best practice case studies.
  • Network with delegates and leading professionals from across both the public and private sector and discuss action-orientated solutions which you can implement for your institution.
Who Should Attend
  • Associate Director for Higher Education Team
  • Business Manager Facilities
  • Capital Planning Managers
  • Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities Management
  • Deputy Head of Capital Projects
  • Director Estates Strategy
  • Director of Finance and Operations
  • Director of Property
  • Estates Director
  • Estates Officer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Finance and Premises Manager
  • Group Director of Estate Development
  • Head of Client Relations
  • Head of Higher Education Client Services
  • Head of Technical Services
  • Head of Maintenance    
  • HR Manager
  • Programme Delivery Lead
  • Senior Architectural Designer
  • Senior Project Manager
  • University Director of Estates

We do not accept delegate registrations from suppliers.

This year's Sponsors

    Hugh Blackwood
    Sheraz Mahmood