The Annual Conference this year is planned (COVID permitting) as an in-person event on Thursday 18th November (all day, including evening dinner) and Friday 19th November (morning, and lunch) on the theme of ‘Civil Engineering – Leading Sustainable Change’. Speakers from industry and academia will inform a debate between the participants over the two days about the nature of the climate emergency that we face and the best ways in which we can prepare our graduates to contribute to its mitigation.
Follow the link Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) Conference 2021 | Anglia Ruskin University for the booking page. There is a discount of 50% full price for a second person from the same institution. There is a recommended hotel for which a discount code will be provided on making a conference booking. Other hotel options are also given. Please distribute this announcement to any colleagues who may be interested.
As a quick reminder, the conference is planned to take place face to face, but if you have difficulties with that in the prevailing COVID environment, please feel free to feed back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can do the best we can to design the event for maximum participation.
ACED Conference 2021 agenda and presentation slides.
We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s ACED annual 2-day conference, which will be held at the University of Bolton. Topics this year include: Employer engagement, student support, problem-based learning, apprenticeships, JBM accreditation updates, professional body engagement, use of reality capture to engage students.
The University campus is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the main railway station in Bolton.
Hotel Rooms have been set aside for a limited period for conference attendees to book direct at the Holiday Inn, Bolton Centre, using the discount code ‘ACED2018’.
Some rooms have been set aside at a discounted rate, and to request one, it is recommended that you book direct with Reanne Gornall | Reservations Co-ordinator Holiday Inn Bolton | 1 Higher Bridge Street, Bolton, BL1 2EW
Direct: 01204 879 900 Email: Reservations@hibolton.co.uk<mailto:Reservations@hibolton.co.uk
quoting “ACED2018” or “University of Bolton”.
Post conference note: The speaker presentations may be downloaded from here (single zip file): ACED 2018 Presentations
2017 ACED Conference – November 2nd to 3rd, Edinburgh
Each year one of the ACED member departments hosts a 2-day conference open to all, whether academic or industrial, involved in developing and delivering JBM accredited degree programmes. This year, the conference will be hosted by Heriot-Watt University, with the Conference dinner being held under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.
Topics this year include sketching, student retention, student engagement, ethics and overseas exchange programmes. There will also be as typically happens, an update from the JBM. The full schedule is attached here: Final Programme ACED Edinburgh 2017
The presentations from the speakers are attached here: ACED Conference Nov 2017 Heriot-Watt University presentations
Tickets are available online for only £174.95 at:
The official Conference Hotel is the Courtyard Edinburgh West. This is a brand-new hotel opening shortly, and it is not yet possible to book rooms for before 13th November although they are expected to become available in the near future. Furthermore, there are a wealth of hotels in Edinburgh, with the nearest to Heriot-Watt (1.4 miles) being the Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel and Premier Inn Edinburgh Park. Both of these are accessible directly from Edinburgh Airport and the city centre using the Edinburgh Tram – the stop is at the hotels is “Edinburgh Park Station” (next to the railway station).
The ICE/IStructE/ACED joint annual meeting will take place on Tuesday 9 May at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London (47-58 Bastwick Street, EC1V 3PS). Registration and coffee is between 09:30 and 10:00, for a 10:00 start, and the meeting is scheduled to finish at 16:00
The general themes for the day will be:
- Widening access and retention – can we do both?
- Teaching Excellence Framework
- Open Discussion on any accreditation issues
The IStructE President, Ian Firth, and the ICE President, Prof Tim Boyd, will each be making a presentation and chairing a session, and there will be a presentation by Nick Russell, Chair of the JBM.
The meeting is sponsored by IStructE, ICE and ACED. There is no charge to attend, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please click here for further details of the programme and to reserve your space at the event via Eventbrite (https://aced_hod2017.eventbrite.co.uk).
Any queries about the event can be directed to Rebecca Carey, Head of Membership at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Rebecca.Carey@istructe.org.
The 2016 meeting was held on 16 May 2016 at the ICE offices at 1 Great George Street, London
Links to files from the meeting are below:
Welcome to ACED
- Dr Rachel Horn, University of Sheffield, ACED Chair
Welcome to the ICE and overview of ICE related activities
- Adrian Coy, Vice-President ICE
Session 1 – Creativity and Innovation
Chair Adrian Coy, Vice-President ICE
- Creative Engineers – Adrian Bywaters, Laing O-Rourke
- What creativity skills are designers looking for in graduate Civil Engineers – Chris Lees, Lead Design Manager for HS2
- An SME perspective – Erol Erturtan, Adept Consulting Engineers Ltd
Update from the JBM – Prof Stephen Garrity, University of Leeds, Chair JBM
Session 2 – Creativity in Engineering Education
Chair Prof Stephen Garrity, Chair JBM
- Educating creativity – Dr Paul McCombie, university of Bath
- Embedding creativity in the engineering curriculum – Justin Lunn, University of Leeds
Overview of IStructE related activities – Alan Crossman, President IStructE
Session 3a – Work Based Learning and Placements
Chair Alan Crossman, President IStructE
- What makes a quality work placement – Prof Mike Sutcliffe, Kingston University and EPC working group on assessment of work-based learning
- Assessing learning outcomes in experimental learning – Dr Brian Counter, ICE
- Credit-bearing work-based learning in Civil Engineering – Dr Robert Eadie, Ulster University
- Engaging with students through work placements – Emily Timson, University of Leeds
Session 3b – Apprenticeships and partnerships with industry
Chair Dr Rachel Horn, Chair ACED
- Designing a further learning work program in partnership with industry – Andrew McNamara, City University
- Degree Apprenticeships in Civil Engineering – Sheila Hoile, Technician Apprenticeship Consortium
– Katherine Hammond, Atkins
– Louise Pointon, Arup