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BCO introduces free membership for students

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has announced that under-graduate and post-graduate students can become members at no charge, as it aims to encourage young people to join the organisation. To apply, students should download the dedicated Student Membership Application ...

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Sodexo teams up with WWF to create more sustainable menus for students

Sodexo has teamed up with conservation organisation WWF-UK to encourage students at universities across the UK and Ireland to choose foods that are more sustainable and have a lower environmental impact. From 7-25 October, ‘Finer Diner’ pop-up restaurants, created by ...

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New property appointments sees Homes for Students reach milestone of 20,0000 beds

National student accommodation manager, Homes for Students, has reached a milestone of 20,000 beds under management following its appointment to two new property schemes in Coventry. The two assets, Callice Court and Millennium View, with 736 and 391 beds respectively, ...

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BaxterStorey launches first degree apprenticeship scheme

Independent foodservice provider BaxterStorey has joined forces with Pearson Business School to launch a new degree apprenticeship scheme – a first for the hospitality industry. The scheme offers seven ambitious students a three-year Business Management Honours degree. The programme combines ...

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Derwent fm enrols in university contract

Derwent fm has been appointed preferred bidder by Coventry University for delivery of facilities management services at its Scarborough campus. Under the terms of the three-year deal Derwent will provide a diverse range of services including 24/7 reactive maintenance, fire ...

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ENGIE awarded over £200m in contracts at the University of Leicester

ENGIE has landed over £200 million in contracts for a state-of-the-art student accommodation and regeneration scheme with Freemens Common Village LLP, the special purpose vehicle (SPV) established to design, build, fund, manage and operate the project for University of Leicester. ...

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CUBO Awards celebrate commercial excellence across UK Universities

At a glittering awards ceremony held last week, 10 CUBO (The College and University Business Officers) members were recognised and rewarded for the valuable contributions they have made in driving commercial excellence at universities across the UK. Held as part of CUBO’s ...

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Homes for Students appoints compliance director

National student accommodation manager, Homes for Students, has appointed Mandy Blackburn to the role of Compliance Director. Blackburn joins Homes for Students from MYSHON supported living specialists and will have overall responsibility for co-ordinating compliance across the group. She previously ...

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Homes for Students lands £3.5m deal with Knight Frank

National student accommodation manager, Homes for Students, has secured an estimated £3.5 million, new 10-year contract with Knight Frank Investment Management LLP for student accommodation management services at St Leonard’s House in Lancaster. The brand new, purpose-built, scheme will be ...

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AUDE announces new chair

The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has announced the appointment of Craig Nowell as its 2019/20 Chair. Nowell, is the immediate past Chair of AUDE in Wales having served for five years between 2012 – 2017, and is ...

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