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AUDE Summer School 2023

AUDE Summer School 2023 is taking place at the University of Northampton on 12 - 15 June. 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 four day programme is for members of HE estates and facilities who are on their way to a career as a senior manager, deputy director, director of estates and FM. The is a year long programme and commitment, and the project group shown to be the most impactful will be invited to present at AUDE's conference in 2024. Spaces are very limited, book onto the residential today.

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Upcoming Events

Demystifying Finance and Budgeting in the HE sector (for Non...


Online via Zoom - 9.30am - 1pm - Part 1: 6 June and Part 2: 13 June

The aim of this course is to increase your confidence in dealing with finance, budgets and even finance staff.  Demystifying some of the jargon used and ensuring that you have a solid understanding of finance, accounting and budgeting.

Exploring HE Catering Business Models


Oddfellows Hall, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9UB

A one-day workshop exploring the different operating models for campus catering, illustrated by case studies from the University of Nottingham, The University of Manchester, University of Glasgow and contract caterers Gather and Gather, and facilitated by the Litmus Partnership consultancy.

AUDE Summer School 2023


University of Northampton

Estates Management Report 2022

The 2022 edition of the AUDE Higher Education Estates Management Report is now available. The data on which the report is based covers the period August 2020 to July 2021 – and as a reminder, this is the height of the pandemic. It is a time of immense upheaval, and this year we read that disruption in virtually every item of data and every graph in our report. It is reasonable to think that this annual EMR report will be the best at showing that sense of before/after, and therefore be useful as a marker for years to come.

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Our place in the world: digital learning week


Charlotte Lynskey

Catch up with our recent Digital Learning Week, held recently as part of ‘Our place in the world’, the AUDE 2023 Conference.

Book your place - Estate Management Conference


Charlotte Lynskey

The 2023 Estate Management Conference is open for bookings! Taking place 26 - 27 June 2023 at the University of Leicester.

Open for bookings! AUDE Summer School 2023


Corinne Merriman

AUDE Summer School is open for bookings! Monday 12 - Thursday 15 June 2023 at the University of Northampton. 

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EDI XII - a new series of webinars for estates professionals

We are very excited and proud to be able to launch a new and FREE 12-part series of webinars for AUDE members that runs through to autumn 2023 and will help estates and facilities colleagues get up to speed on their equality, diversity and inclusion professional practice. EDI is increasingly an aspect of everyone’s role, this is for all of us to get right, and it is a collective failing when we don’t. EDI XII will help you get this right.

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AUDE Sodexo Social and Informal Learning Spaces Report

AUDE set the brief on managing social and informal learning spaces (S&ILS) in the context of what AUDE’s members need to consider.

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Latest on Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

AUDE are today re-launching their existing Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), with a new look and feel and easier access. It is a free, online and available to all AUDE and EAUC members.

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Professional Development

AUDE believes that learning and development should be at the heart of a high-performing estates and facilities management team. As part of our role we will develop your knowledge through networking, providing you with relevant resources and a variety of events.

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Business Partners

AUDE are pleased to be partnered with the following businesses:

Over 30 years of experience across over 200 Higher and Further Education Institutions.

Avison Young

Multidisciplinary engineering practice Buro Happold works across sectors and scales to deliver sustainable projects and strategies for our clients, with a portfolio including over 100 Universities.

Buro Happold

EQUANS improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.


Your Trusted Partner in Education


A family-owned building and civil engineering company operating across the UK.

Sir Robert McAlpine

SSE Energy Solutions is a division of SSE that delivers ‘Business Energy’ electricity & gas supply as well as ‘Distributed Energy’ infrastructure solutions to public and private businesses across the UK and Ireland.


Founded in 1852, Willmott Dixon is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction companies.

Willmott Dixon


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