Virtual panel discussion: The socially sustainable campus

Date & Time:Friday 22nd May 2020, at 4pm


Universities are experiencing unprecedented levels of disruption resulting from the global Covid-19 emergency.  And yet they continue to flourish.  Virtual learning environments and virtual campuses are growing rapidly. As universities lead the charge against the pandemic, it is clear that they will have a leading role to play in rebuilding society and the economy after the pandemic.

Scott Brownrigg and HEDQF hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss the future of the university campus; how will the important social aspects of campus life be sustained in a more technologically enabled future?

Chaired by Scott Brownrigg’s Director of Education, Ian Pratt the panel will comprised:

  • Michael Olliff, Managing Director and Education Sector Champion, Scott Brownrigg
  • Dr Mark Mason, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), University of Chichester
  • Professor Osama Khan, Vice Provost, University of Surrey
  • Jonathan Stewart, Managing Director, Gleeds
  • Mike Entwisle, Partner and Education Sector Director, Buro Happold and HEDQF Research Group Member
  • Ty Goddard, Director, The Education Foundation, and Chair of Edtech UK
  • Jeremy Tanner, Director of Estates at Birkbeck, University of London
  • Julian Robinson, Director of Estates, London School of Economics, and Chair of HEDQF

This discussion considered whether universities will now think differently about their campuses and physical space needs. The lockdown has offered us a glimpse of a different, more sustainable future. Will universities be able to take this vision and future-proof it as they recover, adapt and grow?

Full event report and on-demand recording now available here