AUE 2021 Virtual CPD & KNOWLEDGE Series for AUE Members

19 August 2021
September CPD & Knowledge Sessions announced and open for bookings!

AUE are pleased to announce that more sessions have been added to the 2021 Virtual CPD & KNOWLEDGE Series that has successfully been running since February 2021.

These new additions will consist of short virtual sessions led by experts from the AUE community, who will share the exciting and innovative work they have accomplished, experience and lessons, as well as valuable advice for those of you on similar paths within your own institutions. For a full list of the series, please refer to the attached pdf document.

Below we've focused on the upcoming sessions in September.

September Sessions

We have a very exciting month lined up for you in September, as we are running three fantastic and informative CPD sessions for you. Read more about our planned sessions, and register your place by clicking on the "register now" buttons below.

1st September 2021 - POSTPONED - New date TBA

The first AUE 2021 Virtual CPD & KNOWLEDGE Series on Wednesday 1st September will focus on Smart Lighting in a session delivered by Colin Lawson, Head of Market Intelligence, Tamlite Lighting. The event platform will be open from 09:30 giving you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the platform and network with AUE colleagues ahead of the session at 10:00-11:00. Afterwards you'll be able to network further and visit the expo.

Colin Lawson, Head of Market Intelligence, Tamlite Lighting

Session synopsis:
There are a number of problems facing lighting engineers/facility managers within educational premises, that can be solved by the latest connected technology. Energy efficiency, compliant emergency lighting and ensuring that projects are carried out to the required quality and without disruption to productivity, to name a few.

While wired connected systems are going some way to improve this, the advantages of a wireless network are plain to see. This talk, from Colin Lawson of Tamlite Lighting, goes through the real benefits of wireless connected lighting systems. Facility managers can expect to monitor their energy consumption to minute detail, manage their emergency lighting with greater control, achieving all of this with no additional wiring or cabling to endure.


Tamlite Lighting is a UK manufacturer established in 1967, offering one of the broadest and most technically advanced education solution portfolios of any lighting manufacturer. As an education specialist, helping to create ‘future-proofed’ facilities, Tamlite understands that universities, colleges and schools need to be inclusive and safe - providing students with the best atmosphere to learn.


9th September 2021

Join us on Thursday 9th September for the 2021 AUE AGM (09:30-10:30). This will then be followed by the second AUE 2021 Virtual CPD & KNOWLEDGE Series in September focusing on The Latest in Energy Efficient Critical Infrastructure for University Buildings, with Vertiv (10:30-11:45). Afterwards, there will be opportunities for AUE members to join different round table conversations with old and new colleagues alike (11:45-12:15). The Networking Roulette and Expo Area will also be open so that AUE Members can enjoy even more networking (12:15-12:45).

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

Session synopsis:
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.

Recording of Vertiv Session

As Architects of Continuity™, Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Our customers’ need for always-on, mission-critical applications is what drives us to constantly innovate for more efficient, reliable, and intelligent IT infrastructure.


21st September 2021

On 21st September 2021, join Alex Emms, Operations Director from Kohler who will be delivering Uninterrupted Power Interpreted.

Alex Emms, Operations Director, Kohler

Session synopsis:
Would you benefit from knowing more about uninterruptible power supply systems and how they are developing? Learn what questions to ask, what information to have ready and what to look out for in the future.

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Recording of Session

Kohler Uninterruptible Power, part of the global Kohler Co. Power Group, are a leading provider of power protection solutions and services. Our product portfolio includes single and three-phase uninterruptible power supplies from 1 kVA to 5 MVA, emergency lighting static inverters, battery banks, and standby diesel generators. We are also renowned for our exceptional pre- and post-sales support. Our service offering includes site audits, preventative maintenance visits, 24/7 emergency on-site support, battery and remote monitoring packages.


Full details and recordings of previous sessions on the AUE Learning & Development page