EPC publications

The EPC publishes a variety of material including responses to matters of national debate, a selection of presentations from recent meetings, bulletins and briefings for the benefit of members and a series of Occasional Papers reporting on research or recommendations for best practice.

Recent publications:

  • Designing apprenticeships for success: This discussion paper by the EPC questions some of the issues surrounding degree apprenticeships in engineering and how those issues might be tackled to ensure they work for everyone. In particular, it focuses on: apprentices’ experience and outcomes; collaboration between HEIs and employers; accreditation and assessment; funding; and parity of esteem. This paper was presented to the Degree Apprenticeships Forum in July 2017 and will be followed by a policy paper later in the year.
  • Does teaching advance you academic career? Published by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this is an interim report on the development of a template for evaluating teaching achievement, by Prof Ruth Graham (a long-time friend of the EPC), which is an important contribution to efforts continually to drive standards in engineering teaching.
  • Proceedings of the Conference:  Approaches to Engineering in Higher Education: This eBook (in PDF format) contain the published papers presented at the EPC/IET Conference in May 2017.
  • Making Waves: The EPC Strategic Plan 2017: An important roadmap setting out the future for the EPC, including outlining the new Engineering Academics Network to be launched in 2018.
  • The EPC’s Briefing Paper “Brexit impact in Engineering Higher Education”

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