Learning & Development

Learning & Development Co-ordinator - David Morley


                            AUE 2021 Virtual CPD & KNOWLEDGE Series for Members

                             AUE 2021 Virtual CPD & KNOWLEDGE

Key Facts







When do the series start?

We are planning on running 11 training sessions in total, with one held each month starting in February 2021. See full programme pdf attached below.


Who will deliver the training?

Each training session will be delivered by a company supporter to the sector, with content approved by the AUE.


How will the training be delivered?

We will use the virtual platform Hopin to deliver the webinars and/or workshops, meaning you can stay on the platform and network with other AUE members and speakers following the session, as well as visit our supporters' virtual stands in the “Expo” Area. 


How long will each series be?

The actual length of each session will be confirmed in due course, but we aim to keep these training series within 1-2 hours.


Privacy and GDPR:

Please note: by signing up to this event, you are allowing us to share your contact details (full name, job title, email address and University name) with our supporters. If you would like us to remove you from the attendee list, please contact aue@yourvision-events.com


What is the cost to attend?

To ensure the series are accessible to our members, AUE is offering the full virtual programme for free. 


What topics will be covered?

The programme is still being developed, but look forward to insights from various sectors spanning power plant equipment, lighting manufacturer, water heaters, air conditioning, environmental consultants, compliance software, facilities management software and more.


Session 8: 18 August 2021

The Latest in Energy Efficient Critical Infrastructure for University Buildings, with Vertiv


Russell Bulley - Senior Applications Engineer and Accredited CIBSE CPD Presenter, 

Joe Thomas - Area Sales Manager - Thermal Management,  

Rob Redmond - Sales Team Leader, AC Power all of Vertiv

Universities are seeing a need for more data-intensive applications, including Big Data and data analytics, as well as large amounts of data processing as they're continuing to offer a more interactive learning experience for students. This CPD will deep dive into the critical IT infrastructure technologies which need to adapt to ensure continued business continuity, connectivity and availability for day to day university operations. We'll be sharing the latest advancements in critical power and cooling technology to combat these challenges to have a robust infrastructure to meet the evolving connectivity and data demands.

Please see below an overview of the programme:

10:00 - 10:30      Platform Familiarisation and Networking 
10:30 - 11:45      Training Session
11:45 - 12:15      Member Networking (via chat roulette)
11:45 - 12:15      Visit the Expo

Register here


Session 7: 04 August 2021

Connected Compliance with ZetaSafe

by Andrew Lewis - Associate Commercial Director, Becky Allen - Client Manager &
Ian Johnson - CAFM Product Manager

ZetaSafe enables you to efficiently collect, manage and share critical compliance data, helping you to meet obligations and keep your people and buildings safe and secure. Benefits include:

Peace of mind via audit trail and visible reassurance of monitoring

Real-time visibility of data, KPIs and trends, auto escalation of non-compliances

Manage Water Hygiene, Legionella, Fire Safety (RRO Fire Safety 2005) and Emergency Lighting and any compliance checks.

Please see below an overview of the programme:

09:30 - 10:00      Platform Familiarisation and Networking 
10:00 - 11:00      Training Session
11:00 - 11:30      Member Networking (via chat roulette)
11:00 - 11:30      Visit the Expo

Register here


Session 6: 07 July 2021

By John Treble, Founder and Client Services Director, The Green Consultancy and George Barnes, Energy and Sustainability Consultant, Owen Jones, Senior Energy Consultant and Simon Matthews, Principal Energy Consultant all of JRP Solutions. These speakers will provide a practical guide to developing and implementing a decarbonisation plan, tackling Scope 3 and an introduction to supply chain mapping.

Recording of Session 6



Session 5: 02 June 2021

By Garry Metcalfe, CEO and Chris Butchart, CEO, both of Invida

Backlog maintenance is not an exciting topic. However, with the Physical Estate under unprecedented scrutiny, we need to make this topic more exciting, to learn from other sectors, change the narrative, and gain access to funds vital to tackling backlog maintenance. This session will examine why Backlog Maintenance continues to be such a challenge, but importantly provide some guidance to help address the issue.

Recording of Session 5


Session 4: 05 May 2021

By Kirsty Aldridge, National Sales Manager - Menerga, Systemair Ltd

This session will focus on Hygienic Air Handling Units and their relevance in University buildings. It will explore key elements of  hygienic by design AHUs and what to look for when bringing outside air into teaching spaces and laboratories.

Recording of Session 4


Session 3: 07 April 2021

by James Cooper, Business Development Manager - Heat Pumps, Lochinvar Ltd.

This session will focus on Commercial Heat Pump Applications for Existing Heating and Hot Water Systems.

The platform will be open from 10:00 to offer you an opportunity to say "hello" to new and old AUE colleagues, and please remember there will also be plenty of time for you to engage in the chat roulette and visit our supporters on the Expo after the session. 

Recording of Session 3


Session 2: 03 March 2021

by Neil Fright, CEO and Glyn Lee, Key Energy Account Manager, both of Carbon Numbers Ltd.

This session will focus on BEMS - Cloud, Carbon and Costs, and more specifically on getting the most from your existing system. It will also explore ways to reduce costs, improve performance and access Salix.

Recording of Session 2


Session 1: 03 February 2021

by Erika Wilson, Managing Director of Wilson Power Solutions

Main contents will include:

Recording of Session 1


Ensuring that training is inclusive and accessible to everyone lies at the heart of what we do. One benefit of online training is that our CPD & KNOWLEDGE Series are available to all AUE Members all over the country at no extra cost. We believe this will provide an even more enriching learning experience as we collaborate, share experiences and learn from each other.

We look forward to seeing you soon on the platform


AUE Training Fund

Now that we all seem to be tentatively embracing the “new normal” the AUE are pleased to announce the return of the Training Fund!

The AUE are committed to helping it’s members to develop their professional career or to support a junior engineer or apprentice in their team. The fund is not intended to replace institutions’ obligation to provide statutory training, however it can be used to support training/travel/accommodation if there is a specific path the individual wishes to develop in their career or teams.

Watch this space for the next round of AUE Training Fund.


AUE Learning and Development Strategy

The AUE learning and development (L&D) strategy is an organisational strategy that articulates its membership Knowledge , Abilities , Training , Experience, capabilities, skills or competencies required, and how these can be developed, to ensure a sustainable, successful organisation for the benefit of its members.

The strategy will be embodied within the training ethos of the AUE and all members are urged to take a look at the draft document on the AUE website (attached at the bottom of this page).

It is hoped that a portal will be available on the website called ‘AUE Academy’, and it is where a lot of information about training, CPD sessions and webinars will be posted.


Call for Ideas

The AUE Academy also are looking for new ideas of training/courses to support in the sector.    

If you are willing to organise a course and offer additional places to the wider membership, then the AUE will be willing to look at subsidising the training.


You know of topics that would warrant a day’s training that benefits the sector (but isn’t necessarily something your institution has to provide)


You know some really good speakers that we could work with to offer sector specific training.

Please get in contact: david.morley@ntu.ac.uk or info@aue.ac.uk.

David Morley - AUE Learning & Development Coordinator

Training Partners

Eastwood Park Training

Eastwood Park works with an number of universities to support training needs within their engineering and estates & facilities departments.

If you work within the higher education sector, visit www.eastwoodparktraining.co.uk, to see how can we help you.

AUE members may be eligible for special rates, our sales team would be pleased to discuss your requirements with you.

Eastwood Park Training logo


The AUE has, in recent years, provided subsidised training for its members on the following subjects:

    Soft Landings
    Management of the Commissioning Process
    Building Regulations
    Electrical Regulations
    Fume Cupboards
    Fire Detection
    Life Cycle Costing.

CIBSE Training Courses

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IET Training Courses

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BSRIA Training etc

AUE work closely with BSRIA read more