Fireside Chat: Creating partnerships between universities and the private sector


Public-Private-Partnerships between the public and private PBSA sectors are increasingly being promoted as the solution for Universities looking to deliver exceptional student experience through provision of affordable, high quality student accommodation. But are these partnerships always as collaborative and amenable as they are made out to be? During this open conversation, we will explore some of the challenges that both sides face when staring down the barrel of a PPP including:

  • What is the partnership experience in the market currently?
  • How can the private sector achieve true engagement with universities in order to enable the best results for both from inception to completion?
  • How can we look to improve partnerships for the future?

Moderated by:

Tessa Harrison, Partner (Education), GatenbySanderson

Director of Residential Services
University of London
Managing Director
GLJ Consulting
Partner (Education)