Keynotes – 24th June 2016

We are pleased to announce that Alexi Marmot Ph.D. M.Arch. M.C.P. B.Arch will provide the keynote on Friday 24th June.

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Architect and planner Alexi Marmot is Professor of Facility and Environment Management in UCL’s Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, Visiting Professor in the Sheffield Business School and director of AMA Alexi Marmot Associates, a niche consultancy devoted to evidence-based consultative design that has advised more than thirty UK universities on their estates. Her research focuses primarily on spaces for learning and workspaces. Recent roles at UCL include Vice-Dean for Teaching and Learning for the Bartlett Faculty’s 2,600 students, and Head of the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies. She is a governor of the Working Men’s College Camden, Europe’s longest standing centre of adult education.

Alexi is the author of: ‘Managing the campus: Facility management and design, the student experience and university effectiveness’ in Paul Temple (ed.) The Physical University: Contours of space and place in higher education’ (2014) Routledge.
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Evolving educational space for evolving pedagogy: disruptive innovation or more of the same?

Disruptive innovation in higher education is predicted to change who learns, how, when and where, and at what financial cost. This keynote summarises key debates on the future of educational demand, pedagogy, and the implications for the design and management of higher education estates and IT infrastructure. 

Higher education establishments across the globe are enjoying unprecedented demand and growth in student numbers, their estates, buildings, and infrastructure, yet the challenges they face are many. This interactive session will discuss changes in delivery modes and campus infrastructure compared to that experienced by earlier generations of teachers and learners. It will explore the seeds of change that are forcing a re-evaluation of pedagogic practice and the role of the physical campus in response to e-learning and growing concern for sustainability and resource efficiency. Innovative campus architecture and spaces of learning will be illustrated. Participants will have a chance to consider how to apply the content to of the lecture to their own disciplines and ways of engaging learners.