Thursday 19 October 2023, 7.00 pm
Talk by Jim McGeorge and Rose Jenkins
Since its foundation as University College Dundee in 1881, the University has played an important role in shaping the civic and urban heritage of the City of Dundee. Continuous investment across the University’s City Campus has developed the landscape of the estate and, following the hiatus after Covid, it is about to embark on another wave of transformational change. University Secretary & Chief Operating Officer, Jim McGeorge, and Director of Estates, Rose Jenkins, will discuss the University’s strategic direction and how this will shape the City Campus over the next decade. They will speak of the impact of global reach, the requirements associated with delivering cutting edge science and research, the evolution of modern educational practices and the role and adoption of technology on the estate; and how these growing demands are balanced alongside government changes to legislation, mandatory net zero targets and the economic impact of policy. The University’s estate strategy must value its heritage and respect the conservation area in which the campus sits, while enabling the University to adapt to the needs of current and future generations of students and researchers. That, alongside the challenges of funding new developments and delivering economic viability means there is a challenge afoot.
The talk will take place as usual in Dundee Art Society’s Roseangle Gallery, starting at 7.00pm (19:00). Guests are welcome and there will be the opportunity to chat over a glass of wine afterwards.