Durham University, in partnership with one of its cleaning suppliers, has engaged in innovative research to meet its corporate social responsibility goals, support the environment and achieve significant efficiencies at the same time.
Devising efficient estate management strategies has become vital to ensure the attractiveness of a higher education institution, whilst meeting the growing demands of student satisfaction. At this event, estates professionals will highlight examples of managing estates in a way that maximises quality in a cost-effective manner.
Uniac is running a second roundtable in London on Hefce's plans for collecting institutional data on VFM. Steve Butcher of Hefce will brief delegates and seek ideas on an appropriate format for the next round of annual reporting.
Encouraging people to try different ways of working is a big problem for many HE institutions. While taking advantage of a powerful resource, the continuous improvement team at the University of Winchester also learned some valuable lessons about bringing reluctant staff on board.
Following publication of their guide to evidencing the benefits of business process improvement in higher education, the business improvement team at the University of Strathclyde have responded to users’ feedback with an updated version. Nicola Cairns shares some new insights gained from collaborating with colleagues across the sector.