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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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Sodexo supports mental health awareness among young people

Sodexo Schools and Universities is supporting the next generation of socially-minded leaders by raising awareness of mental health issues, as part of its platinum partnership with Enactus UK. Students from Enactus teams across the country were asked to come up ...

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Homes for Students on target to achieve growth forecast

Homes for Students, the national student accommodation manager, is on course to achieve its growth forecast after announcing it will operate over 20,000 student beds throughout the UK by the end of 2019, based on secured contracts. The figure has ...

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Gather & Gather on the menu at Edinburgh College

Gather & Gather has won a three-year contract, valued at £10 million, with Edinburgh College for student and staff catering and hospitality across its four campuses. This is the first win in the further and higher education sector for Mitie’s ...

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Sodexo partners with international charity group to reach young entrepreneurs

Sodexo has announced a partnership with Enactus UK, a social enterprise and educational charity which works with students to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. Each year, Enactus in 36 countries works with 72,000 students across the ...

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Nottingham Trent University launches sustainability behaviour change programme

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has launched its engagement programme ‘Green Rewards’, encouraging its 4,000 staff across four campuses to take part in activities that boost sustainability and wellbeing at the University. NTU is one of the world’s most sustainable universities, ...

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