Thank you for submitting your feedback
In the last 6 years the Campus Security Team have evolved from a traditional “peak cap wearing and locking doors” team to an award-winning 21st century service. The transition has not been easy and each and every member of staff has bought into the upskilling needed, and worked hard to complete the bespoke training supplied. With the emphasis now on delivering a “customer-centric” approach to staff, students and visitors, a hybrid strategy of using the right technology with the right amount of staff on duty to engage and communicate has been essential. The recruitment strategy was tweaked to employ staff who represented the diverse and internationally culture mix of students and staff. The stakeholders within the University of Glasgow now look to the Campus Security Team to be the first “port of call” for any safeguarding issue or potential incident.
On winning the award, Gary Stephen, Head of Security and Logistics at Glasgow, said: "In the HE sector the security provision is evolving at a rapid pace. I am proud to say that my team are at the forefront of change and embracing technology and safeguarding strategies to enhance the student experience”.
Speaking after receiving the award, Gary Stephen, Head of Security and Logistics at the university, said:
“In the HE sector the security provision is evolving at a rapid pace. I am proud to say that my team are at the forefront of change and embracing technology and safeguarding strategies to enhance the student experience”.
Highly commended in this category: The Estates team at the University of St Andrews
Commended in this category: The University Compliance Team at Loughborough University
A 40-year ambition for a new university has been fulfilled through partnership, innovation, and creativity. The new model is reflected across the design of the building, the campus culture, and civic leadership role. Designed from the ground up to address the need for a higher-skilled workforce across the region, the campus has already delivered impressive feedback from students, staff and the community. The University, Combined Authority and City Council, as the local delivery partners, have demonstrated the ability to collaborate for rapid project delivery. Designed and delivered during the pandemic with the additional challenge of geopolitical issues, the project retained a rapid pace and has delivered a striking building on time and within budget. The first phase is already helping to accelerate the renaissance of Peterborough as a knowledge-intensive university city and increasing civic pride. It provides a tangible example of a new model of . a pilot for ace-based innovation in left-behind cities, that could be adopted and adapted nationally.
Speaking after receiving the award, Anglia Ruskin's Andy Lefley said:
“I am really proud to have collected this award on behalf of the ARU Peterborough phase 1 project. It is a fantastic project, making a difference to the City of Peterborough and the surrounding districts. Thanks to the AUDE judging panel for selecting us over a really impressive field.”
Highly commended in this category: Geoexchange Heating System Decarbonisation Project at Oxford Brookes University
Also Highly Commended in this category: Collaboration between the Environmental Sustainability Team and the Strategic Change Department at the University of Liverpool
Commended in this category: ‘New Life into Old’, The Rubrics Building at Trinity College, Dublin
“At Nottingham Trent University (NTU), we’re committed to creating a ‘University of the Future’ which opens its arms to all, challenges conventions and enriches the world around us. As part of this vision, we’re creating levelling-up opportunities in the economically-challenged town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire – which is now home to our newest campus. This innovative and high-quality facility can accommodate up to 1800 students, creating new possibilities for locals to engage in courses including local HE Sports Science, Health and Allied Professions, Construction and Business, as well as progression to HNC/HND and T level courses. Achieved sustainably through £5m of refurbishing under-utilised buildings on an existing FE Campus, our initiative also reaches higher with a partnership between NTU and the college – plus wider integration with businesses and schools in the local communities.”
Highly Commended in this category: Practical Skills Programme – Campus Support at the University of Huddersfield working with Kirklees College
Commended in this category: The Guildhall York, at the University of York
Amanda Cook, Building Management System (BMS) Engineer at the University of St Andrews, has transformed how the Estates team uses BMS to support Estate building services. She has significantly extended technical monitoring, providing remote visibility of 32000 managed items across the estate. Her achievements have enabled the team to proactively intervene when issues arise, often before end-user awareness of problems. Her improvements have reduced losses, lowered carbon, reduced operating costs, and have immeasurably improved end-user satisfaction of Estate services. Showing outstanding commitment to her own CPD, Amanda has risen rapidly from apprenticeship through to post-graduate qualified professional Engineer. Remarkably, she has achieved this largely in her own time, whilst being the mother to a young child and while meeting a broader commitment to social responsibility with her charitable work. Her star is in the ascendency, and she demonstrates the best values and attributes of a modern Engineer and is truly worthy of this Emerging Talent Award.
Speaking after receiving the award, Amanda said:
“It is a great honour to have been part of the AUDE Awards, which provide an exceptional platform to showcase the remarkable work being carried out in the higher education sector. Winning the Emerging Talent Award has given me a tremendous sense of confidence and validation, reaffirming that I am on the right path. This confidence will undoubtedly serve as a powerful motivator, spurring me to aim even higher and to continue my pursuit of excellence. It is worth noting that, while the award was given to me as an individual, the UoSA Estates Team played a pivotal role in supporting the transformation of our building management platform and remote monitoring capabilities.”
The residential Summer School provided a network of peer-to-peer support, and the learning had longevity, so post-event there was a written assignment, and group project work. To finish off the programme, we held a half-day virtual seminar where the groups reported back on their project work findings. The groups had two assignment titles to choose from: one looking into Big Data, the other how we can better address equality, diversity and inclusion. All our project groups did outstanding work and AUDE will take on board all the actionable points and recommendations.
Two of our Summer School teams jointly won this prize and have attended the AUDE 2023 Conference in order to present the findings of their projects. The individual winners are:
Bradley Crocker (University of Plymouth), Dominic Duffy (University of Glasgow), Eilis Foy (University of Surrey), Richard Jones (University of Oxford), Alan McNeil (formerly University of Glasgow), Jill Marlow (Nottingham Trent University), Dirk Rust (SYSPRO), Rebecca Samworth (University of East Anglia), Brendan Sexton (University of Nottingham), Colin Smith (Heriot-Watt University), and Aislinn Wood (University of Edinburgh).
This year’s AUDE Chair’s Award for Long-Term Contribution is given to Mike Clark, Director of Campus Infrastructure at Trinity College, Dublin. Mike has spent 18 years in higher education. He is a Chartered Architect who spent his early career in architectural practices before moving into estates management within the public sector in roles at the British Museum, National Gallery, and then at Bovis Lend Lease. He brought this experience to London Metropolitan University in 2005 and within 5 years had secured his first Director of Estates post at the University of Brighton. Mike has been a foundation stone of AUDE, volunteering his time as South East regional chair in 2012, he was voted by his peers into the AUDE Chair-Elect post in 2015 and took the reins leading the association in 2017. Much of what you see today, including The Big Conversation event we run annually, came from his vision and leadership, and he gave AUDE the confidence to grow and thrive.
When Mike’s term as Chair came to an end, it was time for a new challenge. In 2018 he took the position of Director of Campus Infrastructure at Trinity College, Dublin, and by no coincidence AUDE gained 11 new institutional members in the Republic of Ireland. Thanks to him, we have a thriving new regional group who enrich AUDE’s membership and give us all a great opportunity to learn and share with our peers across the water. We will be forever grateful for all he has done for AUDE, for his position as a role model to his peers and as a friend and colleague.
Mike acknowledged that whilst this was a personal award to him, it is also about the terrific support he has received from his colleagues over years, and most importantly, that from his family!
We asked former winners of the AUDE Awards why they decided to get involved. Here’s what they told us.
The University of Warwick
Edge Hill University
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University and Edge Hill University were among the winners at the 2022 AUDE awards which took place on Tuesday 5 April at the University of Birmingham.
Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University were among the winners at the 2021 AUDE awards which took place on 15 April 2021 at the annual AUDE conference, due to COVID-19, the conference was held virtually.
University of Stirling and Lancaster University were among the winners at the 2020 AUDE awards. This year as with much as everything else, COVID-19 has hit our plans and we were unable to announce our award winners at the AUDE Conference as we usually would.
University of Huddersfield and the University of Northampton were among the winners at the 2019 AUDE awards which took place on 16 April 2019 at the annual AUDE conference, this year held at the Lancaster University.
When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Look at the cookies we use below to help you make an informed decision. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information
Microsoft - ASP.NET_SessionId – keeps you logged in for a set period of time, so that you don’t have to keep logging in
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance
Please Wait. Loading...