Interesting? Guardian Education writes:
BPP, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate business and law degrees at 14 UK study centres, said it was in talks about managing the business side of the universities’ campuses. Talks with three are at a “serious stage”, but commercial negotiations are yet to begin.
Under the model, universities would control all academic decisions, while BPP would be responsible for managing the campus estate, IT support, the buying of goods and services and other “back office” roles. BPP would not hold equity in the universities.
So: you take on the estate, make it more efficient in terms of space utilisation, and then maybe work the space harder in terms of conference hosting, and maybe the delivery of BPP’s own courses….?