Mace’s higher education team has had another successful Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) exhibition and conference. Bringing together top estates directors from the higher education sector, the three day event provided Mace with the chance to build new relationships, strengthen existing contacts and share sector insight with key decision makers across the industry. The event took place at Loughborough University between April 2-4 and was a platform for Mace representatives to meet estate directors from more than 100 universities.
During the event, delegates had the opportunity to meet with Mace’s higher education team, including operations director David Rumsey, associate director Matthew Yarranton, business unit director Terry Spraggett and construction director Stephen Henley who showcased the company’s higher education portfolio and discussed issues, policies and initiatives currently affecting the sector.
The three day conference offered seminars spanning topics such as ‘how to put students at the heart of the higher education system,’ and ‘the rising demand for energy efficiency within higher education estates.’ Mace then joined delegates at an informal networking dinner on the first evening. As a main sponsor of the conference, Mace also joined delegates at the black tie dinner on the final evening. Once again, this provided invaluable opportunities for Mace to build relationships with key estates directors across the sector.
If we missed the opportunity to meet you or your organisation at AUDE, please feel free to contact the Mace team:
Stephen Henley – Director, Construction
David Rumsey – Operations Director, Consultancy
Terry Spraggett – Business Unit Director, Construction
Matthew Yarranton – Projects Director, Cost Consultancy
The AUDE conference promotes excellence in strategic planning, management, operation and development of higher education facilities. The conference is the only dedicated estates event in the UK, representing all UK university institutions that have registered.
The experience of a lifetime
In a recent article published in the Public Sector Build Journal (PSBJ), Operations Director David Rumsey explored the 12% decline in the number of student applications for September 2012, and whether university campus investment was part of a new, more aggressive strategy to attract students. The article asks the question whether higher tuition fees has led universities to make larger investments in their estates or whether it is simply a response to market requirements and a more savvy student who expects more from their university
If you would like to read a copy of this article you can download it below.