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MoU signing sees Mitie helping to develop the next generation of security experts

The University of Northampton’s Criminal and Corporate Investigation team has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitie, forging closer links between industry experts and academics at the University to enhance the student experience for those on the programme. The ...

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NHS Property Services CEO moves to UPP

University Partnerships Programme (UPP), a provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure in the UK has announced the appointment of Elaine Hewitt as its new Chief Executive Officer. A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Hewitt ...

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Homes for Students creates new roles in preparation for growth

National student accommodation manager, Homes for Students, has appointed two regional asset managers across its Homes for Students and Prestige Student Living portfolios. Greg Faulconbridge, who has a background in the student accommodation maintenance sector, will have responsibility for the ...

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Interserve awarded University of Sussex contract extension

Interserve Group Limited and the University of Sussex have won a contract extension worth £30 million per annum to deliver facilities management (TFM) services at the University of Sussex as part of joint venture Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF). Interserve ...

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IFMA launches 2020 scholarship programme

Applications for the 2020 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) scholarship programme are now open. The scholarship offers practising and aspiring facility managers a route into higher education. Since 1991, the IFMA Foundation, IFMA chapters, IFMA councils and wider FM community ...

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Derwent fm scoops 50-year deal at the University of York

Derwent fm has reached financial close on a £1 million contract to provide facilities management services to a major 1,480 bed student accommodation project at the University of York for the next 50 years. FM services will include hard and ...

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UPP wins first private-let contract

University Partnerships Programme (UPP), a provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure in the UK, has been appointed to deliver a three-year, full facilities management service by Imperial College London in what is UPP’s first ever private-let contract with ...

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Homes for Students enrols at University of Bradford

Independent real estate investment adviser, 90 North, has appointed Homes for Students, the national student accommodation manager, to work as the University of Bradford’s preferred accommodation provider for The Green, Bradford, a 1,026-bed, purpose-built scheme, using Homes for Students’ established ...

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One in four UK universities have received complaints over fire safety and evacuation standards

According to figures released by power management company, Eaton, the majority of UK universities are failing to invest in new technologies that reduce the risk of electrically ignited fires. This new data was obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) ...

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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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