Andrea joined SUMS Consulting in 2000 following twelve years in the chemical industry starting as an engineer, moving through IT to become a change programme manager. Andrea currently specialises in timetabling, assisting universities with the challenges of timetabling their teaching activities effectively, and in developing space management policies.
As universities work their teaching space harder, good timetabling becomes more and more important. Andrea Buttle of SUMS Consulting explains the importance of measuring how effectively your timetabling is working.
This conference will explore how universities are using their global networks and partners to achieve more far-reaching knowledge exchange impacts and create new international business partnerships in other regions of the world.
This year’s event will tackle the challenges and opportunities that come with increased competition and choice in the sector off the back of momentous higher education reforms. Delegates will gain an exclusive introduction to the Office for Students, learn how to establish their institution as an international brand, debate the drive for digital in the sector and identify ways to enhance the student experience.
Outsourcing is an increasingly popular way for universities to keep costs down and to focus their activities on their core business, but there are risks involved. London Universities Purchasing Consortium's Andy Davies gives his top 10 tips for managing big-ticket outsourced contracts.