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:

  • The Impact of Brexit on HE research funding: an EPC research briefing. Using exclusive analysis, the EPC has produced an important insight into the impact that Brexit will have on UK engineering research. The findings are far-reaching and disturbing. The briefing is available to download, and we have also examined in additional depth some of the implications for different engineering disciplines and regions.
  • Career-Framework-University-Teaching-April-2018: Published by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this is 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. It is an important tool in elevating professionalism in HE teaching to the same status as research (particularly for the purpose of career progression) and follows the interim report Does teaching advance your academic career?
  • 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.
  • Proceedings of the Conference: New 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”