As Founder Members of HEDQF, Penoyre & Prasad are delighted to be attending this year’s annual conference to be held at the University of Sheffield on 5th July 2017.

UK Universities are again at a time of great change.  The Higher Education and Research Bill currently going through Parliament aims to improve the student experience, ensure that students receive value for money, allow more competition to universities and enhance the UK’s economy through increased productivity, research and innovation.  Even before BREXIT, initiatives such as the Government’s 2014 Local Enterprise Partnerships and Enterprise Zones were encouraging universities, manufacturing, innovation and enterprise to work together.  Post BREXIT, this will be even more important.

HEDQF’s 2017 Annual Conference will look at designing for the future of universities in this new role. Many universities have already been leading the way.

Ian Goodfellow, Partner at Penoyre & Prasad and Deputy Chair of HEDQF will be chairing the afternoon session “Achieving change through the opportunity of a new campus”

Based in the “Diamond”, The University of Sheffield’s new £81 million undergraduate engineering building, the Conference will look at examples from the UK and abroad, including the University of Sheffield’s world-leading Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, in partnership with 90 companies from Boeing, Rolls Royce,  BAE systems and Aerospace to small local companies. Other examples will include the El Hassan Science City and The Princess Sumaya University for Technology, the new campus for Northampton University which is reshaping how teaching is provided to students, without lecture theatres, and, looking at non-traditional models, the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, a new private university in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

The conference will close with a drinks reception in the new Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University.

Book your place at the conference here.