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Synopsis We will be examining the impact of living and learning through a global pandemic, with focus on operating and adapting the education estate in the short, medium and long term. Our team will be discussing the factors that will remain constant, the estate flexibility required along with specific practical measures that form the new… Read more »

This webinar is sponsored by: Synopsis Like most other areas of the economy COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on he the Higher Education Sector. This webinar will consist of a general introduction, followed by reflections from the three participants. The participants will address the following questions: What has it meant for their universities and… Read more »

Synopsis: In this session, an Educationalist an Architect and an Experience Designer will discuss some of the macro strategies that are bringing about new developments in the design of environments for learning. Speakers David JudgeGroup Creative Director– Space Zero Kevin CooperDirector, Education– NORR Gareth LongDirector– the-learning-crowd

Synopsis: Designing for Autism: Lucy Plumridge, HLM The webinar will explore how the physical environment can impact on students with autism and provide guidance to consider during design development to create more inclusive learning environments. Including Everyone: Ailish Drake, Drake|Hourigan Additional needs accommodation that supports the school ethos. Speakers Lucy PlumridgeHead of Education– HLM Architects Ailish… Read more »

Synopsis: Thriving minds – why designers should start with wellbeing: Andy Gibson, Mindapples Andy Gibson will be sharing a different perspective on design, based on his work promoting public mental health and wellbeing in schools, universities and workplaces around the UK. To design with nature, we need to understand the nature of the people for… Read more »

On-Demand Webinars.

15th June - Monday

Spaces for learning: the physical-digital continuum

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As we emerge out of the COVID crisis, we are seeing a major experiment in digitally-enabled learning in the UK Higher Education sector. A large portion of lectures, learning activities and assessment ...

15:00 - 16:00

Speakers

  • Dr Hiral Patel Lecturer in Advanced Building Performance Evaluation Welsh School of Architecture - Cardiff University
  • Neil Mosley Digital Learning Designer, Centre for Education Support and Innovation - School of Modern Languages - Cardiff University

16th June - Tuesday

LEARNING FROM COMMUNITY

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The creation of Grangetown Pavilion has been a wonderful journey of learning, for both the design team and community. Starting from the simple need for a coffee in the park, this synergy of idea gener...

12:00 - 13:00

Speakers

  • Dan Benham Project Architect - Benham Architects
  • Ali Abdi Partnerships Manager - Community Gateway / Cardiff University
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

Modern Methods of Construction

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Offsite Revolution at Swansea University: Andy King Wernick Buildings Wernick delivered their second modular building, called ‘Y Twyni’ at Swansea University’s Bay Campus in late 2019. This proj...

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers

  • Andrew Dobbs Director - Willmott Dixon Construction
  • Andy King Deputy Managing Director - Wernick Buildings

17th June - Wednesday

Responding to the Zero Carbon Challenge

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Delivering net zero carbon education buildings in Wales: Andrew Dobbs, Willmott Dixon Construction Andrew will share his views on Policy (planning, funding, Building Regulations), Design, and Working ...

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers

  • Andrew Dobbs Director - Willmott Dixon Construction
  • Ian Taylor Partner - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

Maximising redevelopment potential through community digital twins

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This webinar showcases the use of Data in design and how this can engage people in the development of their communities. Using Haverfordwest as a case study, where Atkins are designing education, tran...

12:00 - 13:00

Speakers

Designing for Wellbeing

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Adopting WELL to create healthy places for learning: Robert Hopkins, AHR Architects Commissioned in 2017, the Spine building in Liverpool is set to become the new northern home of the Royal College of...

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers

18th June - Thursday

Planning

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Planning for Water – Benefits and Challenges of the SAB in Wales: Eva Linnell & Thomas Reay Atkins Since January 2019, local authorities in Wales have become the SuDS Approval Body (SAB). All co...

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers

Understanding BIM from a Clients’ Perspective

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Experience of using BIM as a Client: Mike Ford, University of the West England Many in the FM industry have struggled to make use of information from BIM.  Is it surprising? Not really, as a sector, ...

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers

  • Mike Ford Digital / BIM Manager - University of the West of England
  • Andrew Waring BIM Manager - Holmes Miller

19th June - Friday

New Schools Design

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In this webinar the presenters will explore the context of the Education system in Wales and the impact of the current Covid challenges. They will suggest how these challenges could present new opport...

10:00 - 11:00

Speakers

22nd June - Monday

Outdoor Learning

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Why outdoors? Natalie White, East Ayrshire Council 5 quick cases studies that exemplify the use of the outdoor spaces for engaging and meaningful learning. Place-responsive Teaching and Learning: Dr G...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  • Dr Greg Mannion Senior Lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Social Sciences - University of Stirling
  • Natalie White Outdoor Learning Development Officer and Principal Teacher - East Ayrshire Council
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

Digital Learning

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Building Back Better: Ollie Bray, the LEGO Foundation In this session we will look at some of the global lessons concerning distance learning from the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic with a real focus on so...

16:00 - 17:00

Speakers

  • Ian Stuart Microsoft Education, Modern Classroom Experience
  • Ollie Bray Global Director: Connecting Play and Education - the LEGO Foundation
  • James Fanning Senior Education Officer - Education Scotland

23rd June - Tuesday

Innovation in Education Safety and Security

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Delivering a safe and secure environment for our children, young adults, staff and visitors in education settings has never been more critical.  As the UK and Ireland plans to further open up post lo...

09:00 - 10:00

Speakers

  • Simon Nash Senior Project Sales Manager - Dahua UK&IE
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

Outdoor Learning

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The why and how for learning outdoors in nature: Penny Martin, Scottish Natural Heritage This presentation will explore the learning potential of the outdoor environment, and the value of nature. How ...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  • Penny Martin Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Natalie White Outdoor Learning Development Officer and Principal Teacher - East Ayrshire Council
  • Gary Bushnell Chief Executive - hub East Central Scotland
  • Heena Dave Programmes and Partnerships Manager - Learning through Landscapes

Maintaining construction design quality on socially distanced sites

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The University of Glasgow have an ambitious programme of works underway to expand their historic Gilmorehill campus in the heart of Glasgow’s west end. The recommendations from 2 recent reports on f...

12:30 - 13:30

Speakers

  • Neil McLean Studio Lead - Atkins
  • David Hall Project Director (Campus Expansion) (Estates & Buildings) - University of Glasgow

Passivhaus Learning – A twinned analysis

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Responding to the local, national and of course global drive to reduce carbon consumption, emissions and lifecycle running costs, West Lothian Council have committed to deliver two early years centres...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

Digital Learning

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Following on from yesterday’s webinar with Ian Stuart and Ollie Bray, I will be looking at how an ‘ordinary’ school was using the SAMR framework to develop digital education and how these plans ...

16:00 - 17:00

Speakers

  • Ian Stuart Microsoft Education, Modern Classroom Experience
  • Jay Helbert Head Teacher - Inverary Primary School
  • Professor Do Coyle Chair in Languages Education and Classroom Pedagogy - University of Edinburgh

24th June - Wednesday

Outdoor Learning

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HELO School: a positive idea for safely getting all children back to school as part of Green Recovery - Murray McKellar, erz  Scottish education policy places a firm emphasis on outdoor learning. Aft...

11:00 - 11:30

Speakers

Made for Learning – providing precision-engineered buildings with min...

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Spaces for young people should challenge the status-quo by being innovative, exciting and different. Buildings engineered by Portakabin do just that. Portakabin can develop and deliver exceptional bui...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  • Alan Hyde Education Specialist - Portakabin Ltd
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

Digital Learning

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Lessons from Lockdown: Ollie Bray, the LEGO Foundation This session will offer a global perspective by exploring some of the key learnings from school closure around the world. It will also draw on pr...

16:00 - 17:00

Speakers

  • Ollie Bray Global Director: Connecting Play and Education - the LEGO Foundation
  • James Fanning Senior Education Officer - Education Scotland
  • Ian Stuart Microsoft Education, Modern Classroom Experience

Race for the Prize: The rapid move from face-to-face learning to online-cen...

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This webinar will discuss the surge in demand from education organisations for fully online course delivery, sparked by the Covid-19 crisis. It will explore methods for quickly and successfully moving...

18:00 - 18:45

Speakers

  • Colin Hickie Digital Learning Consultant - Currently working on a project with Kings College London
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

25th June - Thursday

Outdoor Learning

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The Wee Outdoors: a Great Learning Space - Sally York, Scottish Forestry Learning spaces – outdoors is a space (Progression of place) Playground and importance of topography / biodiversity / impacts...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

Daylight and the Human Response

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  This CPD looks at the human response to daylight and the specification and installation of modular skylights to engineer and control daylight in buildings. Learning Objectives: Why daylight, an...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  • Lee Greer Business Development Manager - VELUX Commercial
  • Jamie Ure Business Development Manager - VELUX Commercial

Digital Learning

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Redefine – Using Teams and wider tools such as flipgrid to step away from the screen and Redefine the learning: Ian Stuart, Microsoft Education, Modern Classroom Experience Developing your Online L...

16:00 - 17:00

Speakers

  • Ian Stuart Microsoft Education, Modern Classroom Experience
  • James Fanning Senior Education Officer - Education Scotland
  • Ronald Macintyre Online Learning Consultant - Rough Bounds and The Open University

26th June - Friday

Round up of Outdoor and Digital Sessions

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During this session the panellists will review the advice and guidance that the speakers have presented in the sessions during the week to enhance the digital learning experience and how to increase t...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  • Ian Stuart Microsoft Education, Modern Classroom Experience
  • Diarmaid Lawlor Associate Director – Place - Scottish Futures Trust
  • Jay Helbert Head Teacher - Inverary Primary School
  • Natalie White Outdoor Learning Development Officer and Principal Teacher - East Ayrshire Council

29th June - Monday

Cross Laminated Timber – Benefits and Considerations

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Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is being used more in the construction of education buildings. It offers many advantages in reduced carbon, wellbeing, aesthetics and speed of construction. This webinar w...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

Well-being in a changing climate

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With an intensity in a warming and wetter climate, what can be done to maintain fit for function well-being and comfort levels in schools without resorting to excessive carbon-intense cooling? In this...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

Modern Methods of Construction

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Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA). The Industry's Association: Andy King, Chairman, MPBA Modern construction with an ancient material for inspirational buildings in education: Chris L...

16:00 - 17:30

Speakers

  • Chris Leese TG Escapes Eco Buildings to Inspire
  • Andy King Deputy Managing Director - Wernick Buildings
  • Wayne Yeomans Senior Business Development Manager - Caledonian Modular

30th June - Tuesday

Responding to the Zero Carbon Challenge

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In this webinar, the presenters will be discussing the challenges in achieving zero carbon in the education sector from both a consultant and contractor viewpoint, and how we as an industry can rise t...

12:00 - 13:00

Speakers

A wellbeing brief for schools

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How can school design support the health and wellbeing of pupils and teachers in the post-Covid world? Architecture plays an important role, not only in supporting basic hygiene, health and safety, bu...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

How could STEM evolve as an experience in a UK school?

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The importance of STEM is acknowledged by government, academics and teachers alike. However the English curriculum makes it difficult to implement in its fullest. Might there be a different approach t...

16:00 - 17:00

Speakers

July 1st Wednesday

Looking to the future: a discussion on how university design might change p...

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What impact will the current experience for coronavirus have on the future design of universities.  Will things return to the way they were or will there be change?  What will students and staff exp...

12:00 - 13:00

Speakers

Understanding and offering solutions for the impact of the current pandemic...

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A great deal has been talked about the particular design solutions that need to be implemented within education buildings to accommodate social distancing. This talk will look at the issues at varying...

15:30 - 16:30

Speakers

July 2nd Thursday

Compliance

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Digitising the Estate - Harnessing technology to drive strategic direction & assurance: Matt Isherwood, Brooke Weston Trust Across a multi-site education property portfolio there a multitude of t...

12:00 - 13:00

Speakers

Community Values – How do we spread the benefits of construction in a COV...

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We all have different ideas of what ‘social value’ means and what impact a construction project can have on a local community and local economy. At Galliford Try, we follow the social value maturi...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

  • Claire Jackson Education Director - Galliford Try
  • Heather Bryant Corporate Responsibility Manager - Galliford Try
  • Nigel Rose Macc, Strategic Lead (Commissioning) and Co-ordinator - Greater Manchester Social Value Network
  • Patrick Hanfling Neighbourhood Manager Hulme and Ardwick - Manchester City Council
  • Ian Simpson Executive Principal and Lead Advisor for Inclusion - Oasis Community Learning

Virtual: contact learning- what is the best balance?

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The complete and sudden switch to remote learning, enforced by the pandemic, has highlighted both the inequalities for disadvantaged pupils, and the importance of face-to-face contact teaching. As sch...

16:00 - 17:00

Speakers

  • Alex Beard Co-Founder - Teach For All (presenter of BBC R4 ‘The learning Revolution'
  • Russell Hobby CEO - Teach First (and past General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) UK from 2010-2017)
  • Nicholas John Headteacher - Acland Burghley School
  • Ann Griffin RIBA Client Adviser - Director of Architects Collaborative
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

July 3rd Friday

Living & Learning Through a Global Pandemic. Re-educating – thinking ...

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Building on the framework that we considered on 1 June about re-educating and the challenges today (short term), we will be examining the impact of living and learning through a global pandemic, with ...

09:00 - 10:00

Speakers

  • Mel Manku Regional Sector Director, Education, Science and Health - Arcadis
  • Steve Dixon UK Account Director, Department for Education - Arcadis
  • Andrew Dutton UK Account Director, Schools, Trusts and Local Government Education - Arcadis
  • Ian Aldous UK Account Director, Universities and Science - Arcadis
  • Lucia Glynn Head Of Operations - Burnt Mill Academy Trust
  • Chris Williams Deputy Director of Education - Archdiocese of Liverpool

Low Carbon Schools

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The role of schools in sustainable place-making: James Hampton, new makers bureau Much has changed in the past few months. The Corona virus has highlighted many of the inequalities which exist in our ...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

  • James Hampton  Director  - new makers bureau 
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces
  • Ann Griffin RIBA Client Adviser - Director of Architects Collaborative

Resilient Estates

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The challenges and opportunities of lockdown & reopening – a resilient estates approach: Trevor Payne, University of Birmingham Taking the theme of resilient estates, I will outline the approach...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

6th July - Monday

Designing for Wellbeing

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The Architecture of Wellbeing: Lucy Plumridge, HLM Architects The Government is actively encouraging universities to treat wellbeing as a strategic priority. Mental health is at the top of the agenda ...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

Outdoor Learning

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The Outdoor School: Claire Barton, Haverstock & Richard Cottrell, Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture  Haverstock and Cottrell and Vermeulen have collaborated to come up with a new model primar...

14:00 - 15:30

Speakers

7th July - Tuesday

Project Showcase: Keele University, Digital Research and Innovation Centre

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Underpinning the principles of the New Keele Deal, this project will create a world-leading Digital Innovation Centre that promotes Keele University as a regional hub supporting digital business, know...

12:00 - 12:45

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Project Showcase: Designing an immersive pre-school learning environment

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Government guidance on the return of children to preschool education settings promotes the increased use of outdoor learning spaces to provide valuable education to infants, whilst providing the r...

16:00 - 16:45

Speakers

8th July - Wednesday

Practical Ideas

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This webinar will provide insight around: Covid’s impact on learner needs; Practical ideas the built environment can offer created by architects; The importance of outdoor play around inclusion and ...

12:00 - 13:30

Speakers

Similarities and differences: project comparison of two leading SEN facilit...

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This presentation will explore the importance of creating tailored education facilities for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties by recognising, and celebrating, each scheme...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

9th July - Thursday

Project Showcase: 3 ASN Projects

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In this webinar Kevin Cooper of NORR will discuss 3 of the practice’s diverse range of Scottish ASN projects – the completed Craigmarloch School, part of the award winning Port Glasgow Shared Camp...

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers

Better Futures

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Better Futures: Supporting Care-Experienced and Adopted Young People into Further Education - Rebecca Brooks, Adoption UK Adoption UK’s Better Futures report highlighted the challenges faced by care...

12:00 - 12:45

Speakers

Designing additional space for special needs

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We will hear from educators and estates professionals about the challenges of designing spaces that are flexible, secure, and provide additional options for special needs settings. Stand alone buildin...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers

Practical Steps to Delivering Safe & Secure Educational Spaces

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Technological innovations help deliver a safe and secure environment for our children, young adults, staff and visitors especially in inclusive education settings. Practically implementing these is no...

16:00 - 17:00

Speakers

  • Simon Nash Senior Project Sales Manager - Dahua UK&IE
  • James Lee Festival Director - Festival of Learning Spaces

Friday 10th July

Sound solutions for on-line lectures & video conferencing spaces

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(A useful guide for University Estate Teams, Architects, Surveyors & Designers) Architects and Designers tend to be ocular and focus, understandably, on form, light, colour and textures. Sound has...

09:30 - 10:15

Speakers

Low Carbon

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ZeroCarbon Schools – a real world approach: Ian Tavener, Buro Happold There is a lot of discussion about Zero carbon buildings, most of which focuses on the building fabric and systems. At Buro Happ...

11:00 - 12:00

Speakers

How to close the performance gap – exemplar elements for comfortable low ...

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There is a growing awareness of a performance gap, between the way learning spaces are designed to work and how they actually function. With a changing climate, the gap is in danger of increasing and ...

14:00 - 15:00

Speakers