Congress 2015

2014-05-15 14.11.20The 2015 Engineering Professors’ Council Congress took place at the University of Salford’s MediaCity Campus on 14/15 April 2015 with the theme: Skills for Impact.  The Distinguished Guest Lecture “The reality and perception of Engineering” was delivered by Professor Dame Ann Dowling and this was followed by the Congress Dinner in the Imperial War Museum North.  Professor Trevor Cox of our host institution, the University of Salford, delivered an entertaining and interesting after-dinner speech on acoustics.

The 2015 prize for the best student essay and video on the subject of “Can engineers make a contribution to society?” (sponsored by the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow) was presented to first year MEng student Tim Butterfield of the University of Sheffield and the runner-up prize to PhD candidate Adrian Mallory of the University of Edinburgh.

You may download the slides and listen to recordings from the plenary sessions from the dropdown box below…

Programme, presentations and podcasts

 14th April  Programme
Keynote lecture:  Britain’s industrial renaissance and its critical dependency on higher level skills and teaching institutions Terry Scuoler, CEO, Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF) Podcast
Review of Engineering Skills – progress Professor John Perkins, University of Manchester  Presentation  Podcast
UCAS’ vision for information and advice (I&A), supporting learner progression in engineering Rebecca Bale, UCAS  Presentation  Podcast
Pathways to Success through Engineering Degrees and into Engineering Careers Dr Tim Bullough, University of Liverpool  Presentation  Podcast
WORKSHOP A:  REF2014 and the impact of impact Chairs: Professors Stephanie Haywood, University of Hull and Alison Hodge, Aston University  Presentation
WORKSHOP B: Does teaching advance your academic career? Results of a recent RAEng study on measuring and rewarding teaching achievement in engineering Dr Ruth Graham, Independent Consultant  Presentation
The importance of teaching intellectual property rights – and a new toolkit Alexandra Symonds, Intellectual Property Office and Claire Howell, Aston University  Presentation  Podcast
Distinguished Guest Lecture: The Reality and Perception of Engineering Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Presentation  Podcast
15th April
WORKSHOP A/B Repeated from Day 1
Keynote lecture: Skills for Impact – An Industry Perspective
Victor Chavez, CEO Thales UK Presentation
Winner of 2015 Student essay and video prize Tim Butterfield, MEng Candidate, University of Sheffield PresentationLink to student essay and video prize winner submissions  Podcast
Engaging in Engineer: updates on EPC-funded projects
Children as Engineers: Paired Peer Mentors in Primary Schools Laura Fogg-Rogers and Dr Catherine Hobbs, University of the West of England  Presentation  Podcast
Engenius films: sharing the genius of engineering Dr Emma Carter, University of Sheffield  Presentation  Podcast
The value of engineering in primary schools Susan Scurlock, Chief Executive Primary Engineer  Presentation  Podcast