Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2019

The annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at University of Wales Trinity St David's new SA1 Swansea Waterfront development on 27th November 2019 convened by EPC Recruitment and Admissions Committee Vice Chair, Richard Morgan. Many thanks to UWTSD for hosting us this year (if you would like to discuss hosting in future, please contact us).

This year’s forum focused on an unprecedented insight into the latest engineering student demographic profile research, led by Dr Tim Bullough who gave us a whistle-stop tour through the findings of his Royal Academy of Engineering research project into entry qualifications and engineering.

All members will shortly be able to access a summary of the results of the engineering enrolments survey in the Data explorer. If you have forgotten your password, please contact us.

Please see the detailed schedule for this event, below.

Wednesday 27th November

Professor Colin Turner is the immediate past President of the EPC and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Ulster University. He previously served as the Director for the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice, and as Interim Dean for Learning Enhancement in the first fifteen months of the COVID-19 pandemic as Ulster’s senior officer for learning and teaching. He was Head of the School of Engineering from 2010 to 2018 and was appointed as Professor of Engineering Education in 2013. Colin obtained his degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics and his PhD in Pure Mathematics from Queen’s University Belfast in 1993 and 1997. His teaching interests are Engineering Mathematics, Reliability theory and Software development for Engineers – and in reforming curricula to improve retention, while building student led initiatives to transform student learning. He has experience in designing and building enterprise software solutions for learning support with national impact, especially in the area of employability. His research interests include the applications of engineering and mathematics to cardiovascular medicine, including the detection of myocardial infarction and other arrythmias through analysis of ECG data and inverse potential models. Professor Turner is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), a Fellow of the Institution of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA), a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) a National Teaching Fellow (NTF) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng). He has served as a board member for the EPC since April 2013. He is a member of the advisory group of Learned Societies and Professional Bodies for the All-Party Group for Science and Technology at the Northern Ireland Assembly and an Executive Committee member and Trustee for ASET, the UK body for placement professionals.

Dr Anne Nortcliffe is the Founding Head of School of Engineering, Technology and Design, Under Anne’s leadership and stewardship the new facilities at Canterbury Christ Church University have been designed and deliver an equal, diverse and inclusive learning experience through CDIO framework curriculum approach developed by MIT. The CDIO approach adopted by the school is unique in that the projects are typically sourced from local and national industry. The School inclusive approach is to develop inclusive engineering education, research and innovation capability that provides inclusive industry ready graduate talent pipeline for regional and national economic growth. Anne has been recognized nationally, in 2022 the Winner of Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards for her Contribution to Gender Diversity and 2021 Winner of Engineering Talent Awards Executive Leader of the Year for leading on equality diversity and inclusion in engineering. Anne is an experienced and internationally published researcher and developer of engineering education, passionately working with colleagues and students in researching and developing good practice engineering and computing education.

Stella Fowler is the Policy and Research Director at the Engineering Professors’ Council. She is responsible for all aspects of policy and research including projects; data analysis; report writing; member surveys and consultations; and events and communications.

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.

Manchester Institute of Education, The University of Manchester

Manchester Institute of Education, The University of Manchester

Manchester Institute of Education, The University of Manchester

City, University of London

Canterbury Christ Church University

Swansea University, United Kingdom.

Swansea University, United Kingdom

Swansea University, United Kingdom.

University of Liverpool



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Recruitment and Admissions Committee Vice Chair
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