University of Central Lancashire is embarking on a £200m campus masterplan in Preston

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Despite funding pressures and uncertainty, universities are leading the way with ambitious build programmes in cities across the region. Hear from Salford City Council, Salford University, UCLan and more at Place North West’s update on the higher education sector.

Sponsored by Morgan Sindall, the breakfast event will take place on the morning of Thursday 6 July, at the Holiday Inn on Aytoun Street in Manchester city centre.

The session will begin with an overview of the current trends and opportunities in higher education by George Griffith, head of university consulting at CBRE, followed by a presentation from Salford University and Salford City Council on emerging campus regeneration plans.

A panel will then take place, with discussion looking at student accommodation demand, Brexit pressures, and planning for research functions. The funding climate with cuts from Government, combined with an uncertain future regarding student fees, will also be debated.

Speakers include:

  • Shelagh McNerney, head of development at Salford City Council
  • Phil Cusack, University of Salford Council member
  • George Griffith, head of university consulting at CBRE
  • Alex Solk, partner at Sheppard Robson
  • Joel Arber, pro-vice chancellor at University of Central Lancashire
  • David Boles, director in Manchester, Buro Four

The event will be open for networking from 8am for an 8.30am start, and is expected to conclude at around 10.30am, with refreshments included.

Tickets are priced at £50+VAT.


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A good example is the emerging KQ in Liverpool, maybe they should have invited someone from the KQ team?

By The Professor