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The AUDE Big Conversation 2019 

AUDE are hosting their third ‘Big Conversation’ event on 24th January 2019 at McEwan Hall, The University of Edinburgh.

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The event is a conversation, it is a fast paced debate on the current topics surrounding HE and there will be two main themes throughout the day the themes are; 

  • Money, Money, Money – Higher education finance, do we have control?
  • ‘The state of the university estate’ this is as good as its going to get.

Attendees will include Directors of Estates from UK institutions, as well as representatives from suppliers to the sector. It will be a day of discussion and knowledge sharing of reflections from their institutions and careers, and innovations and improvements that can be made so that universities can continue to provide the best learning environments for the next generation of students.

We have an exciting format for the event this year, giving each speaker a strict 10 minutes to talk and a ‘no PowerPoint policy’. This event will be fast paced and exciting. We will have 5/6 speakers per session and with our speakers carefully chosen to offer different points of view these will be thought-provoking sessions that spark great conversation and debate. We are also looking to introduce an interactive element to the event where delegates can vote, respond and propose questions to the speakers during the sessions.

The format will allow for debate and idea sharing amongst members of estates teams around the country. 


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