EPC Congress 2022: Hammermen Student Prize

Entries now open for the Hammermen Student Prize. This coveted award celebrates the achievements of different engineering students each year at the EPC’s Annual Congress. We’re thrilled to announce that this year we will not only recognise the students but, for the first time, will actively showcase their work live as part of Congress 2022 – A Better World: ethics, sustainability and recovery.

This is the big event in the EPC calendar – an opportunity to network, gain and share insights and stay in touch with developments in policy and practice in teaching, research and innovation.

To apply for the Hammermen award, students are invited to submit a 100-word abstract for a poster on the Congress theme(s) of ethics, sustainability and recovery. This might be something students are already working on for their final year project, or something from within their engineering studies which has really inspired them.

Abstract deadline: Friday 11th March.  Submit your abstract now.

Longlist (x15) heard by date: Week beginning 21st March.

Full poster for display at Congress to be received by: Monday 18th April.

All longlisted posters will be displayed at Congress and successful students will be invited to attend Congress at a heavily discounted rate.

Finalist (x5) heard by date: Wednesday 4th May.

The selected 5 finalists will be invited to Congress (including dinner) to celebrate and share their poster with delegates. Finalists will each be given a 5 minute elevated pitch at the end of Congress sessions to promote their poster. Delegates will be invited to vote on the 5 shortlisted posters during Congress.

The winner(s) – will be announced at Congress on Wednesday 8th June. The Hammermen cash prize (£500) will be awarded during Congress dinner on the SS Great Britain. The award and the £500 prize fund will be presented by The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow on the night. Why not come and support your students? Book your space now.

Please note: group submissions are accepted, but unfortunately, we can’t offer group attendance to Congress if shortlisted; in this instance there would be just one finalist space available, plus addition heavily subsidised places at the Early Career Staff rate.

Happy to proceed on this basis if you can agree among yourselves.

Why students enter the Hammermen Prize?

The Engineering Professors’ Council represents the academic engineers in the UK, with 85 university engineering faculties as members comprising over 7,500 academic staff.  We offer an authoritative voice of engineering departments’ interests to key audiences such as funders, influencers, employers, professional bodies and government. The EPC has an impactful web presence and an active lobbying community.

Congress is theme based – this year focusing on ethics, sustainability and recovery – and is attended by members across all engineering disciplines and at all levels; from early career staff through lecturers and researchers to department heads, deans of faculties, PVCs and VCs. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to network with colleagues, develop your professional practice and stay on top of strategic and policy challenges.

“I have come to see that EPC is not only for “professors” but for all HE stakeholders and has a unique role in bringing together different institutions and members, and advocating for HE in the political arena – which is even more complex than the science we work on each day.” Anh Tran, Coventry University.

Those early in their career have confirmed that they benefit especially from the insight of the hand-picked line up of speakers and the excellent networking opportunities. This is a chance for you to directly interact with engineering academics at all career stages.

The event is also open to non-academics working in engineering or in professional bodies, who have an interest in the graduate talent pipeline, in engineering ethics, sustainability and recovery.