Recruitment & Admission Forum 2017
The Forum started with the first of two keynotes this year: Mary Curnock Cook concluded that “STEM needs a massive makeover” and highlighted a number of solutions to address the failing brand on Engineering.
A dual presentation by Dr Neil Cooke (Birmingham University) and Prof William Heath (Manchester University) on the entry requirements you need for Engineering provoked a wide range of audience questions and discussion.
This was followed by an update on the EPC’s work on Degree Apprenticeships commissioned by attendees as last year’s Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2016.
The results of the EPC’s 2017/18 survey of engineering enrolments, for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught, were then presented by Stella Fowler, EPC’s Policy and Research Officer.
A workshop on how we attract under-represented groups to engineering followed, presented by Dr Sarah Peers (Women’s Engineering Society) and Jamie Bytheway (Greater Manchester Higher).
Finally our closing keynote speaker Professor Les Ebdon CBE (Director, Office of Fair Access) outlined What works in Access.
This year’s Recruitment and Admissions Forum was a huge success. Thank you to all those who attended and presented in order to make the day so productive for all of us. Thanks also to Manchester Metropolitan University for hosting us.
Please see the detailed schedule for this event, below.
Wednesday 15th November
Georgina has previously held the post of Head of School at Manchester Metropolitan University, Site Engineer and Power Specialist for the Square Kilometre Array Program Development Office (SPDO) and the SKA Support Engineer at the new Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation. Georgina held the roles of PrepSKA UK Project Manager (October 2009 to December 2010) and SKADS System Design and Team Leader (October 2006 to September 2009) responsible for the production of the UK SKA demonstrator, 2-PAD (2 Polarisations All Digital) at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.
She is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with an Engineering Doctorate, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Georgina has worked in a number of academic-industrial collaboration projects. Her successes to date include the development of a combined particulate and NOx reduction technology for treatment of diesel exhaust gases and the redesign of the crank axle for fatigue prevention on the working replica of Robert Stephenson’s ‘Planet’ locomotive at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
Stella has worked in HE analysis for over 20 years with experience at UCAS, on the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) Board and in senior university planning and research data management roles.
- Findings from the Engineering Enrolments Survey – first glimpse data for 2017 entries into engineering HE across the country
- Workshop on entry requirements
- Workshop on under-represented groups in engineering
- Degree apprenticeships for success: policy and practice for universities, employers, government and other stakeholders.
The cost for the day is £99 per ticket for EPC members, and £125 for non members. An invoice with payment methods will be issued once your booking is confirmed.
Who should attend?
- Heads of Department
- Admissions Tutors (both postgraduate and undergraduate)
- Staff working in university recruitment offices
- Staff working in university outreach functions
Essential insights for anyone with responsibility for student recruitment, admissions or strategic planning in university engineering departments.
Please note the Twitter hashtag: #EPCRAF17