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Higher Education Facilities Management Network

Current Programme

New Annual Programme, Year 15 (download pdf)

Space: Going Further...
24 June 2010 [Middlesex University, tbc]
May include: Going further with workplace strategies. Implications of HEFCE carbon/space targets on future funding and space management practice. Improving space management. Working from home: practice and principles. How to ‘capture the moment’ – opportunities used or lost?

Annual FM Networks Conference:
9 September 2010, Sheffield Business School, SHU
Embracing Change in Times of Uncertainty

Estates: Sweating the Asset

3 November 2010, Manchester Metropolitan University
May include: Waste management – alternative strategies. Innovative ways of reducing carbon. Carbon reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme: Approaches to obtaining & implementing carbon reduction management plans. Behavioural change programmes on reducing energy. Sustainable development – new technologies and building design. Energy after gas (ie what happens when gas runs out). Managing student & staff expectations – benchmarking exercise for good/best practice? Managing assets. Making greater corporate impact – how to make your involvement more relevant and focal?

People, Performance and Change

3 February 2011, University of the Arts London
May include: Times Higher Education rankings for student experience: is the THE methodology valid? What are HEIs doing from the facilities management perspective to improve the student experience? Merging FM services for efficiency & effectiveness: experiences & outcomes from HEIs w Restructuring/HR. Body language and how to use it. Developing Service Levels. Personal/professional confidence ‘bank account’ – how large is yours? (ie how ‘safe’ a pair of hands are you?). How to ‘capture the moment’ – opportunities used or lost?

Legal and Financial Issues in FM & Review of Year 15

7 April 2011 [venue tbc]
May include: Outsourcing and pensions. Changes to contracts. Getting better value for money from contracts. Legal compliance. Managing staff reductions. Landlord & tenant issues



Participative action research project in the Higher Education FM Network: Staff Perceptions of Work Environments

This is a survey (online) with the aim of gaining more information about office users' perceptions and requirements, in order to provide an evidence base for further discussion and for comparisons.


The FM Networks Conference includes the HE, Local Government and Health Networks and is open to members as well as non-members.

Some workshops are either lunchtime-to-lunchtime or include an afternoon/evening event and an overnight stay – please enquire.