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Dates, meeting details, papers and minutes of all Recruitment and Admissions Committee meetings held in previous years.
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The annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre, Sheffield Hallam University on 14th November 2018 convened by EPC Recruitment and Admissions Committee Chair, Dr Georgina Harris. Many thanks to SHU for hosting us this year (if you would like to discuss hosting in future, please contact us).

This year’s forum focused on four key strands of admissions: attraction, recruitment, admission and retention. Each theme included both presentations and workshops, with time for discussion and sharing best practice. Plus, for the first time this year, we welcomed lunchtime delegate posters, where information on current and upcoming exciting work across each of these strands were showcased.

 

The annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on 11th November 2015 convened by EPC Recruitment and Admissions sub Committee chair, Professor Mike Bramhall and Deputy Chair, Dr Georgina Harris.

Colleagues from Primary Engineer, IMechE, the Baker Dearing Trust and Sheffield Hallam University joined delegates to share details of their activities to encourage the study of engineering.  We then spent some time considering the emerging routes and alternatives to the “traditional” undergraduate degree, ably stimulated by a presentation on Higher Apprenticeships at JCB, given by Miles Pixley.  This was followed by an update on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Talent Project presented by Dr Rhys Morgan and Fiona Samson. Finally Dr Geoff Parks of the University of Cambridge and Chair of the EPC’s Entry to Engineering in HE Advisory Panel gave a presentation on numerous and complex changes planned across the devolved administrations on Entry Level Qualifications.

Executive Director Susan Kay also delivered a presentation on the results of the EPC’s 2015/16 early survey of enrolments (both postgraduate taught and undergraduate) to engineering at member institutions.

The speakers’ presentations may be downloaded here and members may access a range of student enrolments, application trends and analysis via the Data explorer.

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Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives – Primary Engineer Harriet Langdale, Primary Engineer pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
IMechE Big ideas in engineering education
Peter Finegold, IMechE  pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
IMechE Design Challenge
Dr David Ball, IMechE pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
Baker Dearing Trust (UTCs)
Peter Wylie, UTC pdf_icon
Recruitment: Outreach Perspectives –
International postgraduate recruitment and support for students
Dharam Shadija/Mike Bramhall, Sheffield Hallam University pdf_icon
Results of EPC Early Enrolments Survey 2015 Susan Kay, Executive Director, Engineering Professors’ Council pdf_icon
Higher Apprenticeships at JCB Miles Pixley, General Manager, JCB pdf_icon
Changes to Entry Level Qualifications Dr Geoff Parks, University of Cambridge pdf_icon

 

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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 below and members may access a range of student enrolments, applications trends and analysis via the Data explorer.

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

ICE picThe Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 4th November 2013.

Colleagues from the Royal Academy of Engineering, STEMNET, the IET, Engineering UK and Mathematics in Education and Industry amongst others gave us their perspectives on recent trends and the impact of the very many changes in the education policy and funding environment which have taken place this year, their impact on recruitment of engineering students and some of the great work that’s taking place to encourage the study of engineering in higher education.

We also provided a summary of the results of the EPC’s 2013/14 survey the enrolment experience of member institutions.  The speakers’ presentations may be downloaded here.

Programme   Download presentation
Enrolments to engineering programmes in UK HEIs: the current situation Professor Dik Morling, Chair of the Recruitment and Admissions sub Committee, Engineering Professors’ Council and Susan Kay, Executive Director, Engineering Professors’ Council  

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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Andrew Stanley, Head of Education and Learning, Institution of Civil Engineers  
Briefing on the extensive changes to pre-19 qualifications and the national curriculum Matthew Harrison, Director, Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering  
Working with STEMNET Jemeela Quraishi, STEMNET Senior Project Manager  
Working with the Further Maths Support Programme (FMSP) Andrew Ramsay, Director, Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)  
Working with the Big Bang and Big Bang Near Me Andrew Grazebrook, Business Development Manager, Big Bang Programme  
A success story: Why Not Chem Eng? Libby Steele, Head of Educational Affairs and CPD (IChemE)  
Accredited degrees – a selling point Katherine Bunting, Academic Accreditation Manager (IET)  
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