Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2014

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Professor Mike Bramhall (far left) and delegates at the Engineering Professors’ Council Recruitment and Admissions Forum, 2014

The annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 10th November 2014 convened by EPC Recruitment and Admissions sub Committee chair, Professor Mike Bramhall.

Colleagues from Sheffield Hallam, Imperial College, the Engineering Development Trust, FabLab, Women in SET and Primary Engineer joined delegates to share details of their activities to encourage the study of engineering.  We were then joined by Dr Paul Wakeling of the University of York who has been asked by HEFCE to evaluate the funded postgraduate pilot schemes to improve diversity and participation in master’s-level STEM education. We rounded off the day with workshop sessions on current perspectives and issues for admissions tutors and the increasing role of placements and internships in attracting students to engineering programmes.  We’re grateful to the National Centre for Universities and Business, BP, NTR, enginterns and the universities of Leeds, Coventry, Sheffield Hallam and Trinity St David for supporting those sessions.  Copies of the National Centre for Universities and Business’s reports on placements and student employability, which were summarised in the workshop session, may be found here:

Part 1: http://www.ncub.co.uk/reports/student-employability-index-2014.html

Part 2: http://www.ncub.co.uk/reports/sei14-2.html

We also provided a summary of the results of the EPC’s 2014/15 survey of the enrolment experience of member institutions.

The speakers’ presentations may be downloaded here and members may access a range of student enrolments,  applications trends and analysis via the Members’ Portal.  If you have forgotten your password, please contact us.

Programme   Download presentation
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives – FabLab Haydn Insley, Manager, FabLab Manchester pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
Primary Engineer
Susan Scurlock, Chief Executive, Primary Engineer  pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
Women in SET
Denise Eaton, Project Manager, Women in SET, Sheffield Hallam Uuniversity pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
Outreach at Imperial College, London
Jenna Stevens-Smith, Outreach, Imperial College, London  pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
Outreach at Sheffield Hallam University
Kate Jackson, Schools and Colleges Liaison Manager, Sheffield Hallam University pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
Engineering Development Trust
Dr Gordon Mizner, Chief Executive, Engineering Development Trust  pdf_icon
Results of EPC Early Enrolments Survey 2014 Susan Kay, Executive Director, Engineering Professors’ Council  pdf_icon
Postgraduate Recruitment: Learning from HEFCE funding pilot programme for STEM subjects Dr Paul Wakeling, Senior Lecturer, University of York  pdf_icon
Current Perspectives for Admissions Tutors: Trinity St David, Swansea Richard Morgan and Andrew Thorn, Admissions Tutors  pdf_icon