Day 2

08:30 AM - 08:35 AM Chairperson's Welcome

08:35 AM - 09:00 AM Day One Recap Session

Following a full day of presentations, case studies, interactive discussions, networking sessions and a beer or two, this session will present the opportunity for any delegate to have your say. The audience will be invited to stand at the front and sum up what they have learnt from the day or provide a solution to a problem.

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Supporting the 21st Century Learners and Future-Proofing Learning Spaces: Adapting to Changing Circumstances and Demand

Mat Davies, Oxford-Saïd Estate Director, Saïd Business School University of Oxford
Discussing the impacts of technology, evolving learning styles and the future campus: Delivering to the student expectations, both now, and in the future
Key considerations when developing spaces for the 21st century student: Utilising technology, spatial reorganisation and furniture, to promote relationship building and knowledge transfer
Future-proofing our estate: New buildings and redevelopments
Cost planning: What does it cost to retain your competitive advantage?
Continuous re-evaluation: Where do we look, who do we talk to, and when do we instigate change?

Mat Davies

Oxford-Saïd Estate Director
Saïd Business School University of Oxford

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Enhancing Communication and Collaboration Between Project Stakeholders

Ulrike Thomas, Research Associate, Newcastle University Dr Pamela Woolner, Senior Lecturer in Education, Newcastle University , ,
Tensions exist in HE institutions as they try and reconcile the need to provide students with high quality ‘innovative’ teaching and learning experiences with the drive to increase student numbers. In this presentation we will outline the journey from conception to completion of an experimental space that enables collaborative learning using innovative technologies with large groups of students (126). We will identify the processes and activities developed to enhance communication and collaboration between project stakeholders and the impact that these had on creating a space that demands pedagogic innovation and is highly sought after by staff and students.
Understanding the biggest challenges associated with effective communication through the planning, design and construction of a learning space
Utilising experience and acquiring feedback from the user groups
Stakeholder engagement and early involvement from the entire project team: Vision setting, planning and decision making
Collaboration tools for improving communication between educators, technology specialists, designers and builders

Ulrike Thomas

Research Associate
Newcastle University

Dr Pamela Woolner

Senior Lecturer in Education
Newcastle University

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Coffee and Networking Break

12:00 PM - 11:00 AM New Arenas for Learning

Alastair Creelman, E-Learning Specialist, Linnaeus University
The internet is where the whole university meets, regardless of campus sites. The university is less dependent on physical location and an increasing number of the student population do not fit into the traditional model of the 18-22 year-old student who lives on campus for 4 years. We need to invest in our digital spaces and create an arena where staff and students can meet and collaborate with the world around us: other universities, companies, communities of practice etc.
How can we build attractive and engaging digital arenas for learning that both complement and enhance the physical environment?
How can we develop virtual mobility and allow all staff and students the opportunity to work in an international environment on a daily basis?
How do we adapt our universities to the growing number of older/lifelong learners who need professional development and retraining and who do not fit into the traditional student role?

Alastair Creelman

E-Learning Specialist
Linnaeus University

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Informal Learning Grows Up: A User-centred Approach to Campus Design

Julian Gitsham, Principal, Hassell
Higher education spaces are changing to reflect student-centred and online learning as well as informal peer-to-peer interaction. This presentation will share recent examples from around the world, and speculate on the next iteration of informal learning on campus:
Hassell’s four types of informal learning activities: Social, Interactive, Creative and Reflective
Exploring the space, furniture and amenities that each of these four types of informal learning spaces need
Ensuring spaces and experiences are developed to ensure student desires and achieve the very best learning outcomes.

Julian Gitsham

In your final instalment of Mining for Gold, you will have specific themes and challenges assigned to your groups, consisting of a mix of new problems, as well as the challenges you have found solutions for.
The purpose of this session is to find alternative solutions for the same challenges and ensure you have multiple approaches to achieve your desired outcomes.
Facilitated by: Jeremy Lewis, Programme Manager – Physical Learning Spaces, Portfolio Management & IT Services, Cardiff University

Jeremy Lewis

Programme Manager – Physical Learning Spaces, Portfolio Management & IT S
Cardiff University

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking Break

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Ecology of Learning Spaces: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Individual Parts

Prof Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University
Ensuring an ecological perspective is taken when thinking about learning spaces
Managing the complex eco-system and dynamic interactions and tensions
Strategic alignment and short and long-term plans to drive effective transformation
Encouraging feedback and engagement from all stakeholders: Everyone must have their say
Developing a clear vision and constantly evolving as required: Remaining true to objectives

Prof Mark Brown

Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning
Dublin City University

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Implementing Lecture Theatre Refurbishments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Alun Jones, Business Change Manager, Cardiff University
Cardiff University are undertaking a 5 year £38m programme to upgrade its existing teaching facilities. The University’s ambition is to create start of the art, high specification spaces that will deliver a step change in the student experience. This presentation will focus on the challenges of implementing large scale summer refurbishments on a busy campus, from room selection to in-use.
Outlining the methods used to ensure spaces are upgraded and re-shaped
Developing design principles and standards
Consultation strategy and aligning spaces to changing learning and teaching strategies
Disruption Management tools and techniques
Managing the commissioning and handover process

Alun Jones

Business Change Manager
Cardiff University

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Next Generation Student Accommodation: Embracing the Shift Towards Blended Living and the Learning Environment

Matt Tarling, Director, Stride Treglown
Describing the impacts on higher education institutions relating to accommodation standards
Meeting student expectations and demand for alternative learning spaces
Designing and creating informal and formal spaces that promote engagement throughout student accommodation buildings

Matt Tarling

Stride Treglown

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Digital Disruption: The Accelerating Pace of Change and Designing the Smart Campus

• The digital journey and the learning space: Pace of change, challenges, impacts and solutions
• Evolving the learning spaces of the future to meet student and teacher expectations

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM User Engagement through A User Centred Approach to Learning Space Planning and Design

Gabriele Neher, National Teaching Fellow Deputy University Senior Tutor, University of Nottingham
• A multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach for early inclusion of educators and students
• Approaches for collecting, collating, evaluating, interpreting and integrating relevant feedback from different parties
• Utilising feedback to align and achieve pedagogical, space planning and technology goals
• Developing key metrics to monitor and measure success

Gabriele Neher

National Teaching Fellow Deputy University Senior Tutor
University of Nottingham

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Event Objectives Re-cap and Interactive Wrap Up Workshop:

Jeremy Lewis, Programme Manager – Physical Learning Spaces, Portfolio Management & IT S, Cardiff University

Thisteam-building session will re-visit your key objectives from the start of theconference and ensure you don’t leave without achieving your goals.

This willenable all attendees to come together, share their key learnings, identify thenext steps for their business and develop a 10 point plan back to the office.

Jeremy Lewis

Programme Manager – Physical Learning Spaces, Portfolio Management & IT S
Cardiff University

4:15 PM - 4:20 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks and Conference Close

4:20 PM - 11:59 PM Farewell Afternoon Tea