|Date & Time:||17th - 18th June 2019|
The fifth Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) Annual Conference will be held at The University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum on the 18th June preceded by a reference visit to the Bayes Centre on 17th June.
The conference will be based in the Informatics Forum by Bennetts Associates adjacent to the newly-opened Bayes Centre, also designed by Bennetts Associates, which brings together academic staff and students working in the fields of Data Technology, Design Informatics, Maths and Robotics with start-up / spin-out companies and industrial collaborators and acts as a gateway into the university’s campus at George Square.
Throughout the day we will consider why wellness is important in higher education and the role that design has to play, and wellness tools being used by universities, and in other sectors.
Programme (may be subject to change)
17th June – Bayes Building, University of Edinburgh
18:00 Pre-conference registration and Drinks Reception – to include talks from:
18th June – Main Conference: Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
09:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00 Welcome and Introduction – Julian Robinson, LSE Director of Estates & HEDQF Chair
10:05 Keynote talk – Why wellness is important, and the role of the built environment, drawing on the Health Education and Higher Education sectors by Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive of Architecture and Design Scotland
10:25 Keynote talk – How individuals and organisations can bring about change in the way we live, work and create the built environment by Marie Dariel, Coach and Consultant for Wellbeing
11:00 Client perspective ‘Different perspectives from university and other clients’ – Interactive Discussion session
What are other people/sectors doing?
12:00 Recent research in wellness and what others are doing, e.g. in the USA by Oliver Milton, HawkinsBrown and Andy Parker, BuroHappold
12:20 The new Kantor Centre of Excellence for the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and the new eye care, research and educational facilities for Moorfields Hospital and the UCL Institute Ophthalmology by Ian Goodfellow, Penoyre and Prasad
12:40 Lunch in the Informatics Forum, optional visit to McEwan Hall
13:40 Update on HEDQF research and outcomes of the 2019 HEDQF research survey results on student views of Student Life by Caroline Paradise, HEDQF Research Group Chair and Head of Design Research, Atkins
14:00 Student Panel from the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) presenting recent work with discussion around the theme of ‘Design for Wellbeing’
15:20 How can designers help? An interactive discussion, chaired by Mike Entwisle, Project Principal, Buro Happold, with short presentations focussed on different aspects of design for wellbeing including masterplanning, sports facilities, residences and art in the built environment.
16:20 Conclusion – Where next? What should HEDQF do?
This event has now taken place. Full post-conference report available here