Investing in uncertain times

SPONSORED: Get ready for the next hee forum taking place from 21–22 March. Join fellow professionals to discuss Brexit, financial challenges and more

Taking place on 21–22 March 2019, against the backdrop of Brexit the following week, the 2019 higher education estates forum has a stimulating and thought-provoking seminar programme, which will focus specifically on the role of HE estates and facilities in these unprecedented and uncertain times. 

While there is anxiety around the implications of Brexit in the areas of funding and overseas students, it’s important that we don’t lose sight of the innovative developments taking place in university estates throughout the country, pushing the boundaries in creating learning centres of excellence that are admired around the world.

Themed ‘Investing in uncertain times’, the hee forum combines seminars with the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, as well as meet with the most innovative and relevant suppliers in the sector through pre-selected meetings. It’s a must-attend event for anyone who is involved in university estates; and those actively working on projects are eligible to attend as a complimentary project delegate which includes executive accommodation, an exclusive project delegate networking drinks reception, all meals, refreshments and a superb gala dinner.

The seminars are held over three sessions during the course of the forum and will explore topics such as:

  Brexit and its impact on overseas students

  How university estates can respond to financial challenges; how to still afford the best design?

  Retaining your share – the role of estates and facilities in attracting new students

  Money-saving concepts and projects including driving energy efficiency

  Facilities that support the mental health of staff and students and design that supports successful communities.

The hee forum is the only event of its kind that brings together estates teams with the entire supply chain, as one of the previous project delegates from University of Gloucester’s estates team explained, “The forum is an ideal opportunity to understand up-to-date trends and markets, meet with key personnel and compare notes with peers, as well as connecting with major suppliers of products and services.” 

The hee forum is being held on 21 & 22 March at the University of Warwick. For more information please visit Or, to find
out if you are eligible for a complimentary delegate place, please contact Sue Ramcharan on 020 8288 1080, email or visit

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