Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2012


The Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 7th November 2012.   The theme was “Uncertain times in university recruitment and admissions: protecting the future supply of graduate engineers”.

Colleagues from the British Council, Cambridge Education and the Times Higher Education gave us their perspectives on recent trends and the impact of the very many changes in the policy and funding environment which have taken place this year and their impact on recruitment of engineering students.  Attendees then had the opportunity to discuss and recommend new approaches to recruiting the next generation of engineers within the context of the innovative programmes “Big Bang” and “Tomorrow’s Engineers” run by Engineering UK.  We were also able to provide a summary of the results of the EPC’s 2012/13 survey of members’ enrolment experience.  The speakers’ presentations may be downloaded here.

Programme   Download presentation
Professor Dik Morling, University of Westminster and Chair of Admissions Working Group, Engineering Professors’ Council Introduction and round-up of the current situation – feedback on members’ poll  


Jack Grove, Times Higher Education’s Education and Student Affairs correspondent A Journalist’s perspective  


Kevin Van Cauter, Higher Education Adviser, British Council Trends in overseas student demand for engineering, impact of Visa Regulations  


Stephen Harvey, Managing Director of Cambridge Education Trends in overseas student demand for engineering. Preparation of overseas students for UK HE: the development of engineering-specific pathways  


Jeremy Buckle, Event Director, The Big Bang and Laura Chastney, Programme Manager, Tomorrow’s Engineers, Engineering UK How do we sell engineering as a degree?  Overview of Big Bang and Tomorrow’s Engineers programmes.  



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