EPC Congress 2020: Hammermen Student Prize

The Hammermen Student Prize celebrates the achievements of different engineering students each year at the EPC’s Annual Congress. We’re thrilled to announce that this year we will not only recognise the students but, for the first time, will actively showcase their work as part of Congress 2020 – Industry and Academia: Supercharging the Crucible.

This is the big event in the EPC calendar – an opportunity to network, gain and share insights and stay in touch with developments in policy and practice in teaching, research and innovation.

The Hammermen Prize is now closed to new entries for 2020.

We received a phenomenal number of applications, longlisted to 15 posters which have been selected for display at Congress. Five finalists have now been invited to attend the full Congress and present their posters. Many congratulations to:

  • Rachel Beel, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Eleni Bohacek, University College London
  • Dan Hicks, University of Brighton
  • Inna Lucas, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Luka Vincekovic, The University of Sheffield

The winner(s) – will be announced at Congress on 7th April

Delegates at the Congress will be invited to vote on their favourite poster from the finalists and the winner(s) will be announced during the Annual Congress Dinner to be held at the famous Cutlers’ Hall on 8th September. The award and the £500 prize fund will be presented by The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow on the night. Why not come and support your students?

Why students enter the Hammermen Prize?

The Engineering Professors’ Council represents the academic engineers in the UK, with 85 university engineering faculties as members comprising over 7,500 academic staff.  We offer an authoritative voice of engineering departments’ interests to key audiences such as funders, influencers, employers, professional bodies and government. The EPC has an impactful web presence and an active lobbying community.

Congress is theme based – this year focusing on the relationship between academia and industry – and is attended by members across all engineering disciplines and at all levels; from early career staff through lecturers and researchers to department heads, deans of faculties, PVCs and VCs. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to network with colleagues, develop your professional practice and stay on top of strategic and policy challenges.

“I have come to see that EPC is not only for “professors” but for all HE stakeholders and has a unique role in bringing together different institutions and members, and advocating for HE in the political arena – which is even more complex than the science we work on each day.” Anh Tran, Coventry University.

Those early in their career have confirmed that they benefit especially from the insight of the hand-picked line up of speakers and the excellent networking opportunities. This is a chance for you to directly interact with engineering academics at all career stages.

The event is also open to non-academics working in engineering or in professional bodies, who have an interest in the graduate talent pipeline, in research and in innovation.