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16th March 2023: Department for Science, Innovation and Technology Chief Scientific Advisor vacancy
Of a sort. We thought we’d point out that the post is vacant in the spirit of driving Engineering influence on the post. More information here.

16th March 2023: Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity Impact Grants
Congratulations to the eight EPC member universities (Bath, Bristol, Canterbury Christ Church, Dundee, Hertfordshire, Teesside, Ulster and UWE Bristol) who have been awarded grants of between Ā£61,000 and Ā£100,000 to support projects that address the unequal outcomes experienced by their students from diverse and underrepresented groups studying engineering. More details.

13th March 2023: Engineering Ethics – Launching new toolkit content webinar
Join us for an introduction to the new engineering ethics resources available in our Engineering Ethics Toolkit. This event is free and open to both EPC members and non-members. Register now.

22nd February 2023: Sustainability survey
TheĀ Institution of Structural Engineers has just launched itsĀ Sustainability Skills Survey for 2023. Please take a few moments to fill it out. The findings are likely to be useful to a major project that the EPC will be starting shortly to create a toolkit of resources to support teaching about sustainability within Engineering degrees.

15th February 2023: Research opportunity
We’ve received news that NMiTE is leading a consortium of partners that has been awarded funding for a collaborative enhancement project by the Quality Assurance Agency entitled ā€œWhen Quality Assurance meets Innovation in Higher Educationā€.Ā It will explore how higher education institutions are balancing the important need for QA processes with the need to support innovation as part of teaching enhancement in a timely manner. They areĀ seeking a fixed-term, part-time research assistant/associate to support the partners in the project work, with a fixed-fee of Ā£10,000 available.

14th February 2023: Happy Valentine’s Day!
AI bot ChatGPT has written a “Shakespearean” sonnet for Valentine’s Day. But is it any good?
Listen to a reading by Charles Dance and decide for yourself.


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