Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2019

Date(s) - 27/11/2019
All Day

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum will be held at University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea, on 27th November 2019. The EPC’s annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum is the must-attend event for staff at all levels in engineering departments who share the responsibility for attracting, selecting, admitting and retaining students.

Highlights of this year’s programme include:

  • New data and analysis on student admissions patterns in Engineering, revealing previously unexplored trends (drawn from Dr Tim Bullough’s ground-breaking research, which he will present).
  • Professor Vikki Boliver, whose work on context admissions has been highly influential on OfS’s guidance on access.
  • Nicola Turner MBE, Head of Access & Participation, Office for Students
  • The latest findings from EPC’s exclusive Enrolment Survey: the first snapshot of 2019/20 recruitment.

The full programme is available here.

Following its success in 2018, delegates are now invited to submit, share and network over recruitment and admissions posters. Poster presentation should focus on one of the four key strands of the forum:


Poster submissions can now be submitted using this form. The modest delegate fee will be waived for delegates whose poster submissions are successful. Note that space is limited and submission is not a guarantee of acceptance.

For more details and to reserve your space, with or without a poster, please visit our booking site.


All staff involved in recruitment and admissions in any engineering discipline – from early career staff through lecturers and researchers to department heads, deans of faculties, PVCs and VCs – anyone with an interest in recruitment and admissions who wishes to network with colleagues, develop their professional practice and stay on top of best practice.

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

Please note: the EPC is dedicated to supporting early careers staff and so we are offering heavily discounted delegate tickets to individuals who have been working in engineering in UK universities for less than five years.

Are you an early career staff?  Why should you attend?

Aside from covering contemporary research and admissions topics through the hand-picked line up of speakers and  the excellent networking opportunities this is a chance for you to directly interact with your engineering academic peers. Each presentation/talk will be followed by discussion of the topics in smaller groups meaning that you will actively discuss the current topic with your peers. We will capture the essence of the discussions using Padlet and Twitter to encourage the discussions to continue after the individual sessions end.


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