The Association for Learning Technology launched a working party on Innovative and Inclusive assessments earlier in March and has onboard passionate staff from 29 institutions.

The work party’s main goal is to promote changes to assessment design within a member’s own institutions to make assessment more Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive (JEDI).

Assessment change in the current climateĀ cannot be mentioned without mentioning the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).


So, if you think you have something to share on JEDI assessment design changes you have led or you have used AI tools as copilots in JEDI assessment design, then, the ALT south team and the working party on Innovative and Inclusive Assessments would like to hear from you on 4th May 2023, kindlyĀ complete the formĀ and the ALT south team will schedule your talk for their May the 4th event.


The sessions on 4th May (12, 1 and 2pm) will be available for anyone to join and the links will be sent out in due course, please save the date in your calendars if you are interested in attending.

This is not an EPC-run event. Please click the ‘Register’ button below to book onto the event.

Welcome to the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network

A Professional Community of Engineering Educators and Engineering Education Researchers

The UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network is an open professional group for individuals and organisations interested in high quality engineering education and engineering education research

The Network promotes high quality pedagogic research to underpin innovative and sustainable developments in engineering education.

The aims of the Network are:

Come along and hear about three Erasmus + Engineering Education Projects currently ongoing by CREATE researchers in TU Dublin.Ā  Everyone welcome!
To register please complete the registration form to receive a Teams link: Registration Form

The Society for Research into Higher EducationĀ (SRHE) has recently launched the 2022 SRHE Research and Scoping Awards.

Applications are invited for new research funds with the society offering:

The closing date for award applications is 1st September 2022.

Further information is available on their guidance page and more information about the benefits of SRHE membership is available here.


The UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network is happy to announce our first post-Covid in person event!

Join us for a weekend retreat in South WalesĀ and refresh your mind and discover new ways of thinking and being as an engineer.

Register here

Many of us have a sense of unease and conflict about engineering education at present. We see the methods and knowledge that we teach our students go to serve corporation and industries that support an unjust economic system. Marginalised communities lack investment, the climate is worsening. The UN has stated that business-as-usual practices are insufficient. Yet the pace of change in the sector is slow, and the values of the sector seem to hold us back from making the radical changes needed.

This retreat will make a space for us to reimagine engineering education. We’ll explore constructing engineering identities that prioritise humanity and the environment. We’ll look at what parts of our curriculum practices could be harming our own and our students connection to the human race and the earth. We’ll share pedagogies can open students’ and our own eyes to systemic interconnections, and ways to bring an appreciation of this into our teaching practice.

The new edition of UK-SPEC is now available the Engineering Councilā€™s website and can be accessed via:

In keeping with the strong support for the previous edition, unnecessary changes have been avoided.Ā  The revisions are mostly for the purposes of clarification or updating in areas which have come to the fore since the previous review such as ethics, safety and risk management.Ā  Attention has also been paid to enhancing the distinctiveness between IEng and CEng.

Our attention is drawn to the enhanced focus on theĀ  ā€˜commitmentā€™ element of the requirement for registration and the addition of one new standard of competence for all titles: ā€˜Exercise responsibilities in an ethical mannerā€™ (Standard E5).Ā Ā A matrix comparing the requirements for EngTech, IEng and CEng is included as an Annex to UK-SPEC, to assist candidates, their advisors and assessors.

The Engineering Councilā€™s Board of Trustees has approved a transition period of two years to 1 February 2016, by when all professional reviews should be undertaken against these editions of the Standards.Ā  The previous editions are accessible within ā€˜archived publicationsā€™ on our website.Ā

Use of the online versions is encouraged but the Engineering Council will be producing printed copies in due course.


ICT Technician Standard: the revised version has also been published and is available at:

The Accreditation of HE ProgrammesĀ revised edition is likely to be available in May.

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