Initiated by FMGC's Local Government Facilities Management Forum, whose members identify and fund three key research areas a year, this project seeks to establish who the customers are; what is key, important and less important; for whom the services should be provided; any changes likely over time; how well local authority buildings deliver the services users require.
The Facilities Management Graduate Centre (FMGC) at Sheffield Hallam University specialises in the provision of education, consultancy and research in facilities management.
FMGC runs research programmes for the health, local government and higher education sectors, in addition to tailor-made research initiatives for individual clients. Recent projects have included - 'How Facilities Management is delivered in Local Government', in which every Local Government Authority was invited to participate; Factors affecting students' choice of university; Aspects of patients' satisfaction in the NHS.
FMGC launched the first postgraduate programme in Facilities Management to be accredited by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and was the first UK Centre to deliver a MBA in FM. Other innovative educational products developed by FMGC include work-based learning programmes, CPD products and corporate training.
Contacts for further information
Facilities Management Graduate Centre
Sheffield Hallam University
Unit 7, Science Park
Sheffield S1 1WB
David Rees, Director
Tel: 0114 225 2995
Liz Clark, Research Associate
Tel: 0114 225 4168