Study Day 2019 – Education

This year’s Study Day will be held on Thursday 20th June at De Montfort University, Leicester on the theme of Education.

Planning of the day has already taken place, and we already have two main stage speakers:

David Laws Executive Chairman of the Education Policy Institute and former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Schools Minister, and Cabinet Office Minister.

Professor Stephen Heppell described by MacMillan Education as a “renowned expert in education, media, technology and learning environments and by Microsoft as “Europe’s leading online education expert”.

The Study Day is very much a ‘nuts-and-bolts, hands-on’ event with the emphasis on real experiences and lessons learned, so the day is interspersed with workshops and case studies on the following topics related to the design and management of the education estate; including School Design and Building Bulletins from the Department for Education, Post Occupancy Evaluations, CBDM, Lighting Innovations and Modular Design (this list is not confirmed or exhaustive). In short, it will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and information and to learn best practice from around the country and make new networks.

So far we have three confirmed workshops:

  • Mark Pratt, DFE on SEND
  • Steve Rufus, Dorset Council on Development of user friendly BMS Interface for Primary Schools, and
  • Prof John Mardaljevic, Loughborough University on CBDM

The previous day (Wednesday 19th June) there will be a visit to a local building as well as an informal dinner followed by drinks in the bar, where there will be an opportunity to network with those staying the night before.

So far the following have agreed to sponsor the day, Atkins, Faithful+Gould, Velux, and Willmott Dixon and the evening before is being sponsored by Concertus. If your company is interested in sponsoring, please see the attached.

You can book your tickets here. Tickets for those who have paid their membership will be available from 11th March, non-members tickets will be available from 8th April. We are expecting a high demand, as the topic of education has proved very popular in the past. NB Due to Fiona being unavailable in April and the number of tickets available you will only be able to book/reserve your tickets on the website (and so to avoid disappointment book now).

Study Day (20th June 2019 @8.30am to 4.30pm)

  • Central or Local Government (ie with a ‘.gov.uk suffix’ email address) – £75 (exc VAT)
  • Members (paid) – £100 (exc VAT)
  • Non-members – £150 (exc VAT)
  • Retired – £50 (exc VAT)

Building visit (19th June 2019 @2.00pm) foc

Dinner and Networking Event (19th June 2019 @7.30pm)

  • Central or Local Government (ie with a ‘.gov.uk suffix’ email address) – £25 (exc VAT)
  • Members (paid) – £30 (exc VAT)
  • Non-members – £35 (exc VAT)

You can find information on Travel and Accommodation here.

Information on last year’s study day can be found here.