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1st September 2023 – EPC Annual review
The EPC annual review touches upon all of our activities and achievements during the past year and beyond. Now available here.

29th August 2023 – ICL Conference in Madrid, Spain, 26-29th September
Colleagues may be interested in the forthcoming 26th International Conference of Interactive Collaborative Learning and 52nd IGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy happening together at the NH Hotel Madrid Ventas in Madrid next month. The title is “Towards a Hybrid, Flexible and Socially Engaged Higher Education” and further details are available here.

28th July 2023 – Engineering Ethics Educators’ Pack
The Engineering Ethics Toolkit is a suite of interactive resources, guidance and teaching materials that enables educators to easily introduce ethics into the education of every engineer. We would like to ensure that all universities with Engineering departments are aware of the toolkit and able to make use of it. To this end, we’ve produced a pack of resources that can be distributed to relevant departments and staff members such as Engineering department heads, staff and administrators, as well as Vice-Chancellors, Deans, and anyone else who may find our resource useful in teaching or curriculum development.

We would be very grateful if you could share these resources, and encourage you to explore and use them in your teaching.

Read more here, or download the pack from here.

16th June 2023 – The Joint Council for Qualifications – AI Use in Assessments: Protecting the Integrity of QualificationsĀ 
The Joint Council for Qualifications has published a guidance document to provide teachers/assessors involved in delivering JCQ qualifications with the information they need to manage the use of AI in assessments. Click here to read the full guidance document.

12th June 2023 – Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress
Are you attending the EPC’s Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress this week? Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts – @EngProfCouncil on Twitter, with the hashtags #EPCCongress23 #EANCongress23

23rd May 2023 – Siemens Skills for Sustainability Network – Global Online Gathering
Join Siemens at their first global online gathering on Wednesday 7th June to learn about the Sustainability Toolkit, hear news from the network, and connect with sustainability-engaged educators from around the world. Siemens is excited to welcome a guest speaker, Sarah Jayne Hitt, Ph.D. SFHEA and Project Manager for the Engineering Professors Council (EPC) Sustainability Toolkit. More information here.

28th April 2023 ā€“ SupportĀ research on Academic Career Profiles
Prof Roger Pennington, Vice Chair of EERN, Ā brings us news of a research project on academic career profiles. The project is looking for academics to share their experience through a shortĀ questionnaire.

11th April 2023 – EERN call for papers: final reminder
UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Annual Symposium invites the submission of abstracts for presentation at The Student Experience: From Evolution to Revolution? The contribution of pedagogical research in enhancing engineering education. Following numerous requests, EERN have decided to extend the deadline for submitting a 500 word abstract toĀ 1700 hours on 17thĀ April.

6th April 2023 – Unsubscribing from mailing lists; ICS/iCal files
Due to a recent website glitch, some members’ mailing list subscribe and unsubscribe requests may not have been saved. Our web development team are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it. If you are an EPC member, you can check and change your subscription settings on your My EPC profile. There has also recently been an issue with the ICS/iCal files on our events showing the wrong time, and this has now have been resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience that these glitches may have caused, and thank those members that flagged them up. Please do continue to tell us about any new issues that you find, as we continue to add new features to EPC Online.

31st March 2023: Engineering Ethics – Launching new toolkit content webinar recording
The recording of our Engineering Ethics webinar is now available on the event page, in the ‘Recording’ tab.

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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