UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Annual Symposium: 17th – 18th June 2024

The UK & Ireland EERN are pleased to announce the Annual Symposium for 2024, hosted by Ulster University on the Belfast campus.

Building on the success of our previous events, colleagues are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at:


Beyond Boundaries: Inclusive, Sustainable and Outward Looking Engineering Education


Conference Themes


Beyond discipline boundaries

·        Working with others beyond EER

·        Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary approaches

·        Methodologies from beyond engineering

Removing boundaries to inclusion

·        Inclusive Engineering

·        Belonging and Transition

·        Mentoring and Tutoring

·        Narrowing attainment gaps

Future challenges

·        Does AI pose unique challenges to engineering?

·        UN SDGs / Global Responsibility / Social Justice?

·        Re-skilling and training mid career

·        Industry perspectives on the future of engineering


Current and Best Practice in Engineering Education

·        Assessment

·        Laboratories

·        Activity-led / Enquiry based learning

·        Curriculum Design

·        Leadership and training of engineering educators

Engineering Education Research in Action

·        Building EER capacity, funding and publication

·        Leadership of EER

·        Challenges and opportunities for Education or Education and Research pathways

Beyond student / staff boundaries

·        Co-creation

·        Students as Leaders




Submission of abstracts for Review: Monday 22nd January 2024


Notification of acceptance week commencing: 26th February 2024


Submission of extended abstracts / short papers for inclusion in Proceedings: 22nd April 2024


Indicative Programme:


Monday 17th June 2024:

0900 – 1030: Registration

1030: Conference welcome

1045: Conference Session 1

1300: Lunch Day 1

1400: Conference Session 2

1700: Day 1 close


Tuesday 18th June 2024

0900: Conference Session 3

1230: Lunch Day 2

1330: Conference Session 4

1600: Day 2 close

You can fly direct to Belfast City Airport from 18 different UK airports. Belfast City Airport is a short taxi journey from the Belfast campus. There is a bus service every 30 minutes at peak times to the Europa bus centre, which is a 20 minute walk to the campus.


Belfast International Airport serves a wide range of UK airports. The 300 service Airport Express every 15 minutes at peak times and costs £8.50 single and £12.50 return for the 35 minute journey to Europa bus centre, which is a 20 minute walk or short taxi journey to the campus.


Stenaline operate ferries from Birkenhead and Cairnryan to Belfast Port


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