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Closing Keynote Address

18 Oct 2022
Main Stage

Educating the Future of Construction: ESG x AEC = GBT * Alison Watson, Class of Your Own, Harry Hoodless, Studio Hoodless & DEC Students
*Great British Talent

A school building programme can be just that – or can achieve genuine social impact and legacy.

Our keynote panellists all have their own personal, engaging stories to tell, not least Daniel, our Chair, who spoke of his ambitions, hopes and dreams as a 15 year old pupil at Education Estates 2015. His own inspirational success story, and those of fellow panellists Lauren, John and Johan, are testament to the excellent relationships that can be cultivated between schools and industry. They are joined by Alison Watson MBE, founder and CEO of education consultancy ‘Class Of Your Own’ and Harry Hoodless, architect and education design expert at Studio Hoodless, who join the conversation with their own hints, tips and highlights of ‘what good looks like’.  

Today’s keynote session reveals the secrets of best practice in ESG and the real-world opportunities that can be created for teachers and young professionals as a result.

Daniel Bateson, Digital Engineer - Laing O’Rourke
Alison Watson, Founder and Chief Executive - Class of Your Own
Harry Hoodless, Founding Director - Studio Hoodless
Johan John, Trainee Architectural Technician - AEW Architects
Lauren Cunningham, Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice - Sweco
John Haylett, Building Surveyor - AtkinsRéalis



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