The Society for Research into Higher Education (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 Wales 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 Council’s website and can be accessed via:

In keeping with the strong support for the previous edition, unnecessary changes have been avoided.  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.  Attention has also been paid to enhancing the distinctiveness between IEng and CEng.

Our attention is drawn to the enhanced focus on the  ‘commitment’ element of the requirement for registration and the addition of one new standard of competence for all titles: ‘Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner’ (Standard E5).  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 Council’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.  The previous editions are accessible within ‘archived publications’ on our website.

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 Programmes revised edition is likely to be available in May.

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