Outsourced vs on campus services: what’s the best model? – live chat

With the sector spending around £10bn a year on goods and services, universities are looking to reorganise – through outsourcing or collaborative procurement – to reduce costs.

But as institutions increasingly look to outsource campus services including catering and facilities management, staff and students are reacting against measures they feel will affect their university experience. Join the Guardian’s #HElivechat at 12:00 GMT Friday 22 March: “How can universities manage facilities and services while balancing the books?”. Read the post on the Guardian higher education network