Places and Spaces - Planning for the next academic year in uncertain times

Booking Closed


5 August 2021

Book Before

5 August 2021

online 15:30 – 17:00

MS Teams

About the Event

In collaboration with CUBO, AUDE, UHR, HESPA and BUFDG, we at ucisa are delighted to announce a new, unique virtual event taking place 3.30-5pm on Thursday 5th August.

With a panel of experts formed by members of each organisation providing a cross-section of universities’ professional departments, this event will consider a range of perspectives on the challenges and opportunities institutions face when planning for the next academic year.

Register now via login for this exciting collaboration event, which will bring key professional support services together under one virtual roof.


aude logo


man in glasses smiling at the camera

Adrian Ellison

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Information Officer

University of West London

black and white drawing to represent a person

Caroline Low

Director of Planning

University of Lincoln


Dave Beavis

Space Manager

University of Exeter

colour head and shoulder photo of a man smiling

James Smith

Director of IT

Birkbeck, University of London

person smiling at the camera

Kirsty Woodward

Director of Campus Services

University of Leicester and CUBO Chair Elect

More Info

Kirsty joined the University of Leicester in 2010 and has been Director of Campus Services since September 2016. She was previously Deputy Director of Residential and Commercial Services. At the University of Leicester, Kirsty is the strategic lead for Accommodation; Print Services; Leicester Conferences; Campus Operations, including Portering and Cleaning, Grounds and Gardens, Post, Fleet; and Security. Kirsty is also a Board Director of College Court Conference Centre and Leicester Services Partnership, (the Student Union and University catering partnership) and the University lead on Prevent. Kirsty joined CUBO Executive Board in March 2019, initially picking up the conference portfolio. Kirsty is now Chair Elect and has represented CUBO on the Board of the Universities UK Accommodation Code of Practice since October 2018. Prior to joining Leicester, Kirsty was a Senior Project Manager at the Russell Partnership. In this role, Kirsty worked with well-known organisations such as the BBC and Goldman Sachs to improve their catering offer. She also worked with a number of universities, including Leicester. It was while working for Leicester as a consultant that Kirsty began the journey of transforming the University’s catering service, which led to her being offered a permanent role at the institution. Her early career was spent in hotels including a spell as a Hotel Manager working for Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries. She also spent ten years at the University of Warwick, firstly as Catering Manager and then as Head of Catering Services. Kirsty is a former winner of a Caterer and Hotelkeeper Acorn Award and was named Cost Sector Caterer of the Year in 2001. She received her MBA from the University of Leicester in January 2017, having combined her studies with a very busy job.

Event Schedule