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Thank you to our main sponsor of the AUDE Summer School 2021


A constructor’s perspective

If there’s one thing that the last 18 months have taught us, it’s that there’s only one real constant: change.

Change is something we fully understand at Sir Robert McAlpine. Drawing on construction experience that goes right back to our foundation in 1869, we design, develop and build some of Britain’s most iconic buildings, while putting local communities at the heart of everything we do. It’s this holistic approach that has enabled us to build an education portfolio of over £1 billion.

In this environment, university estates need strong, decisive and imaginative leadership like never before. That’s why we at Sir Robert McAlpine are looking forward to playing a key role in this year’s Summer School. Drawing on our extensive experience within the HE sector, we look forward to bringing our unique construction perspective. We’ll help to guide and nurture new talent in the HE estate and FM communities and equip them with skills they’ll need for the challenges ahead.

We look forward to sharing our knowledge, experience and insight. We hope to show you how to develop core leadership abilities, strategic thinking and stakeholder management skills to meet future challenges. We’ll give you our latest observations and ideas on how to influence, network and communicate with the key people around you.

Introducing Alison Cox, Executive Director Engineering and Technical Services

Our key speaker, Alison can draw on over 25 years’ experience in major construction projects and business leadership. A civil engineering graduate, she worked her way up through site engineering and project management roles and in 2020 joined SRM’s board as Executive Director for Engineering and Technical Services. Alison will outline her career development which all began in 1989 when she undertook her first placement with us as an undergraduate.

She’ll talk about her personal journey, the factors that have influenced her leadership and the need for a sector-wide shift in thinking.

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