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Constructing Excellence Members’ Forum June 2016

8 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0


This Members’ Forum will focus on engagement between the industry, universities and colleges. The half-day event is open to national members of Constructing Excellence and anyone in FE or HE who wishes to engage in the debate and subsequent work programme.

In 2013 we held a similar event which was attended by 19 different universities and 25 CE member companies. A joint vision for academia and industry was proposed as follows:

“A dynamic sector with a culture of innovation featuring a ready interchange of access, knowledge and ideas for and from research, modern fit-for-purpose curriculum content, and a quality pool of talent for the industry.”

We look forward to an interesting afternoon and hope as many members and university/FE people as possible will be able to attend.

Members’ Steering Group

Please note that in the morning we will have a meeting of our members steering group. Each member is entitled to nominate a rep to attend these meetings, they are not a closed shop and new people are welcome at any time. The meetings are always in the morning of the forums (i.e. 3 per year) from 10am till 12, and are where we develop and direct our work programme to add value for members. Please contact the office if you would like to attend or to be included in the distribution list for future meetings.

Members’ Forum Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions – Don Ward, Chief Executive
  • Perspectives from industry (Tim Embley, ‎Group Innovation & Knowledge Manager, Costain) and Professor David Dernie, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster
  • Breakout session on adding value through collaboration between industry, HE and FE
  • Bridget Bartlett, Deputy CEO, CIOB
  • Panel Discussion
  • Feedback and action planning
  • Murray Rowden, CE Chairman

Breakout session ‘How should leading industry players, HE and FE collaborate better around research, education, careers/employment and enterprise’

Prior to the afternoon’s breakout session, a paper will be circulated to all attendees to stimulate ideas. In the breakout session mixed groups (from industry, FE and HE) will be invited to discuss ideas and develop an agenda and action plan for the next 12-24 months.

To attend please email [email protected]. You are also welcome to invite your own contacts in HE and FE.


8 June, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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