Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress 2023: New Models

We look forward to welcoming you to Hereford from 12th to 14th June for our annual flagship event. We are busy planning an amazing programme which will focus on new models in engineering and will share details here very shortly.

We’re thrilled that the 2023 EAN Annual Congress will be face-to-face in Hereford from 12th to 14th June. Our theme is New Models, in which we use the new model approach celebrated by NMITE to springboard our conversation and networking.

Featuring great keynote speakers, a host of expert speakers, a blacksmith forging workshop, and opportunities to explore NMITE itself. The line-up of activities is being updated all the time; the full programme and booking will be available shortly.

The Student Hammermen competition is already open with an application deadline of Friday 17th March.

Help your students celebrate their success through the coveted EPC Hammermen Student Prize. There is a cash award of up to £500 and FIVE totally free places at the 2023 Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress up for grabs.

The prize celebrates the achievements of different engineering students at the EAN Annual Congress. Following the resounding student success at UWE in 2022, we will be showcasing the Hammermen Awards live as part of Congress 2023: New models. This is the big event in the EAN calendar.

Please encourage your students (undergraduate, postgraduate or KTP associate) to APPLY NOW by submitting a 100-word abstract for a poster on the theme(s) New models: making the world a better place (with a focus on ethic and sustainability). This might be something students are already working on for their final year project, or something from within their engineering studies which has really inspired them.

The deadline for applications (just a 100 word pitch) is Friday 17th March.

The deadline for full poster submission will be Thursday 20th April.

  • 15 longlisted entries will be selected to submit full posters to the Annual Congress. These will be displayed throughout Congress at NMITE’s brand new Skylon camplus.
  • 5 poster finalists will be invited – at the EPC’s expense – to attend the full Congress at NMITE in Hereford and present their posters;
  • At least 1 winner will be announced during the Annual Congress Dinner at the wonderful Left Bank, on Tuesday 13th June. The award and the £500 prize fund will be presented by The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow on the night.

Students: Apply now!

Why should your students enter?

The Engineering Professors’ Council represents the academic engineers in the UK, with most university engineering faculties as members comprising an Engineering Academics Network of over 7,500 academic staff. EPC offer the 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.

Specifically, entering the EPC Hammermen Student Prize affords all entrants:

An introduction to the EPC offer;
A shared network of academic staff;
Member rate EPC Congress tickets;
Successful students will also benefit from the publication of their poster at Congress.

For the finalists, the benefits extend to:

The insight of the hand-picked line up of speakers;
An unparalleled opportunity to directly interact with engineering academics at all career stages;
An opportunity to develop their professional practice and their understanding of strategic and policy challenges;
Access to all Congress social activities, including a blacksmith forging workshop;

The opportunity to be voted the best poster by Congress delegates to win the £500 cash prize.

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