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AUDE Summer School 2020 is taking place on 22nd - 25th June at the University of Birmingham.

Programme 

This residential programme will nurture emerging talent in higher education estates and facilities management. Delegates will hear from current estates directors and sector experts on key topical areas of estates and facilities management. 

This residential is a year long programme and commitment, the learning will not stop after the residential has finished. The residential will provide a network of peers to strike up a working relationship with, which for many will be sustained into the future. Summer School will work best if its impact has longevity, so post-event there will be a written assignment, which will consist of the groups summer school highlights (c.1,200 words). The groups will then follow this paper up with an written outline of their group project surrounding a working title provided at the residential (c.3000 words). To finish off the programme there will be an 'alumni' get-together and group presentations around 6 - 8 months after the residential to ensure learning has been put into practice. The project group shown to be the most impactful will be invited to present at AUDE's conference in 2021. You can find more about the group project work here

And what will be different in 2021?

We’ll run Summer School in 2021 – but for a different cohort. We know the format works. But in 2021 we won’t run a programme for Aspiring Estates Directors, but for another group with different roles. We’re working on those plans at the moment. What that adds up to is – if you are the right delegate for this year’s programme, apply. It’s not safe to assume you can wait a year and attend then.

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Who does this residential suit? 

  • Members of HE estates and facilities who are on their way to a career as a deputy director or director of estates and FM 
  • Individuals with the potential to grow from perhaps a generic or more junior role 
  • More senior professionals within a niche role who wish to expand their breadth of knowledge. 
  • Example roles suitable for this course might include; projects portfolio manager, associate director, head of estate management etc 
  • We would recommend delegates have a solid understanding of the sector and matters affecting estates and facilities management professionals. 

What skills and learning to expect from the residential? 

  • Understanding the specifics of estates and facilities in higher education  
  • Opportunity to build networks  
  • Get up to date on current thinking and practice 
  • Gain exposure to significant high profile figures in higher education 
  • Learn new skills and methods for application 
  • Proactive learning 
  • Nurturing team skills 
  • Influencing and leadership skills 
  • Practical learning 
  • Stakeholder management skills 
  • Effective communication 
  • Real life case studies 
  • Strategic thinking 

For any queries please contact Corinne on 01509 22 88 36 or email corinne@aude.ac.uk 

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