The EPC is the voice of engineering academics at all levels across higher education and our influence reaches throughout the engineering industry and national policy-making. We engage with:

  • National and devolved government, particularly Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS);
  • The sector regulator, currently the Office for Students;
  • Engineering sector bodies, such as the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Council, the professional engineering institutions (PEIs), and many other stakeholders;
  • Employers and employer organisations;
  • Universities, colleges and educational institutions.

We actively campaign on topics of importance to our members – such as ethics and degree apprenticeships, and facilitate best practice, for example on industry-academia collaboration and approaches to teaching and learning.

In addition to thought leadership and to showcasing the best our sector has to offer, the EPC regularly responds to a variety of consultations from Government, regulatory bodies, the funding councils and other stakeholders, representing the views and interests of our membership – on REF, on TEF, quality and standards, post qualification admissions, to name but a few recent ones. To read more about our responsive approach, view our consultation protocol.

As a member, we welcome your contributions – see our current surveys, find out about open consultations or review our past consultation responses.


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