Session 2 – Digital

Time: 09:45 - 10:45

Date: Day 2


How do you manage the education estate digitally?

Using predictive modelling and analytics to plan post-covid campuses

Speakers: Becky Hayward & Mike Entwisle

Universities have faced unprecedented challenges in responding to the impact of Covid-19. Reopening campuses and returning to learning while facilitating social distancing and promoting the health and wellbeing of students and staff, has changed how space is used and manaed. To reopen safely, universities have needed to rapidly determine the capacities of spaces under different social distancing regimes; to devise new timetables and teaching approaches; to regulate the flow of people around campus and within buildings; and to build flexibility and adaptability into their plans.

In this session we look at how predictive modelling and analytics has been used to help with these challenges. How do you determine how many people can be accomodated in spaces while social distancing? How do you ensure people can move around buildings and campus safely? How do different strategies affect contact time? What is the impact on timetabling? We explore approaches that have been taken, the analysis undertaken and discuss the key findings from working with universities in Scotland and across the UK.



  • Rufus Logan Assistant Director Capital & Climate Change - Scottish Funding Council

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