Free

Multiple Dates

Where we learn matters Thursday March 1st

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Regent's University London

Inner Circle

London

NW1 4NS

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Creating spaces for students to thrive

Join Interface for an afternoon or evening panel debate discussing the latest in design and sustainability in the higher education environment.

Learn from industry experts how universities and colleges can promote student and staff wellbeing, embed sustainable practices and push boundaries in relation to campus development.

Event Times:

3pm - 5pm (Doors will open at 2.30pm)

6pm - 8pm (Doors will open at 5.30pm)

To register please follow the 'select a time' button on this page to choose your preferred option.

Complimentary food and drink will also be served.

Find out more about our panel of expert speakers:

Iain Patton: Chief Executive Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges

Commended by his Headmaster for being able to spell the word 'environment', it seemed Iain's destiny at an early age that he would develop a passion for sustainability. This destiny was later fulfilled when Iain moved from Ireland to England to became the first dedicated Environmental Officer in a UK college. Iain soon became the EAUC trailblazer leading the writing and realisation of a business plan for the newly formed charity. As the organisation grew and gained momentum, Iain became the EAUC's first Chief Executive and is the face of the EAUC. Today he is leading it through a significant new strategic vision and rebrand to reposition sustainability for university and college leaders as ‘just good business’, the ‘new norm’ in how we all will work in the future.

After a period working with an agricultural community development in Kenya, a love of Africa is in Iain's blood. With his family he runs a small sheep farm in the Teme Valley and supports a community food storage and enterprise scheme in eastern Uganda.

Oliver Heath: Architectural & Interior Designer

Oliver Heath is an Architectural and Interior Designer and a recognised global expert in Biophilic Design. His work is expressed in number of mediums including the built environment, writing and the media; having worked for a number of television channels including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and the National Geographic channel. His last book Urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) sold over 30,000 copies in 6 languages. He has acted as a spokesperson for the likes of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and is currently a Biophilic Design Ambassador for Interface.

Alan Donnachie: Director of Estates, Regents University

Alan has worked with Regent’s for nearly five years having previously been Deputy Director of Facilities at Surrey University. Key in his time at Regent’s has been developing a quality maintenance regime, a solid capital investment plan including installation of latest BEMS technology and control system whilst developing a robust approach to Environmental Management and Sustainability. Not without a few challenges, excellent progress has been made and we are now progressing a number of related projects to both make our campus look even better as well as ensure we are optimising our environmental approach ensuring our carbon footprint is firmly on a downward trajectory, including of course working with Interface as our major flooring material provider.

Gavin Robinson: Associate Partner at Sheppard Robson

Gavin is an Associate Partner at Sheppard Robson, which he joined in 2004. He brought a range of experience of projects in education, mixed use development and listed buildings having worked in both Belfast and Berlin. He furthered this experience at SR in the Education sector taking a leading role in the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme, the Academies Framework, and in the Higher Education sector. He recently lead the completion of the Sammy Ofer Centre for the London Business School – a seven-year process of repurposing Old Marylebone Town Hall into a state-of-the-art facility that weaves together the meticulous restoration of a period building with the injection of bold new architecture.


Share with friends

Location

Regent's University London

Inner Circle

London

NW1 4NS

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved