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.
The failure to value technician's role in universities is leading to poor decision making and often expensive investment mistakes, warns Terry Croft. In this blogpost, he highlights what the University of Sheffield is doing to improve the situation by delivering the national HEFCE Catalyst project.