Learning lessons from Covid-19 for the design of the Future Sustainable Campus

Date & Time:Monday 12th April from 4-5pm

This event has now taken place.  See here for the full webinar recording.


Alex Grigull and Rupert Cook are presenting on behalf of HEDQF at the AUDE Conference ‘CoronaCoaster’ alongside Steven Wells and Roddy Yarr.  The workshop is using recent student survey work on ‘Student Life’ how their expectations change through Covid-19 and the recently published research on Student views on Sustainability, to think about the design of the future campus.


The workshop will share findings the recent opinion surveys of University students about student life (pre-covid), during Covid and their views on sustainability. The session will be include contributions from Stephen Wells, Director of Estates University of Surrey and Roddy Yarr, deputy Chair of the AUDE sustainability Group. We will then open to attendees for questions and discussion about the findings about what they mean in contrast to each other and how they impact on the design of the future campus.


Introduction, running order and to put questions to the panel and speakers:

  • Chair – Stephen Wells – Director of Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services


HEDQF Research group introduce headline findings:

  • Rupert Cook – Miltiadou Cook Mitzman architects, HEDQF Trustee and Co-Chair HEDQF Research Group
  • Alex Grigull – Associate Grimshaw Architects, Interim Co-Chair HEDQF Research Group


Steering group members comment/and thoughts on findings:

  • Stephen Wells – University of Surrey and steering group member for the Covid opinion survey
  • Roddy Yarr – Assistant Director University of Strathclyde – deputy Chair of the AUDE sustainability Group


Questions/debate what the findings mean for the future sustainable campus:

Initially the chair will have some prepared questions, then open to the attendees via comments.