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How to build sustainability resilience into university business

A guide to building economic, social and environmental sustainability into all university operations has been launched by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges. The aim of the guide is to demonstrate the business benefits for universities in making sustainability resilience, innovation and opportunity a top table issue.
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School’s in for summer: working university assets hard between semesters

As universities gear up for the summer, University Business's Tallulah Speed looks at how institutions are putting their assets to good use during the downtime by hosting conferences, gala dinners and even weddings.
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How the hub concept is taking hold in universities

With boundaries becoming blurred between disciplines, flexible space, exemplified by the concept of a multi-functional hub, is becoming common in many institutions, writes Damon Jones in Universities Business.
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Building maintenance identified as candidate for HEFCE funding

There is a clear role for HEFCE capital funding in supporting building maintenance, a report by the funding body for England suggests. The report reviewing HEFCE capital expenditure identifies maintenance as a suitable candidate for funding with history showing substantial expenditure being required to redress historic underinvestment in Higher Education maintenance in the early 2000s.