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13 Nov 2024

EPC Board Meeting 13th November 2024

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place Wednesday 13th November from 11.00-14.00.

Events
24 Sep 2024

RIKT Committee Meeting 24th September 2024

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee taking place Tuesday 24th September at 11.30am.

Events
2 Jul 2024

EPC Board Meeting 2nd July 2024

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place Tuesday 2nd July at 11am.

Events
9 Jun 2024 - 11 Jun 2024

EAN Congress 2024: engineers for the future

The Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress is the flagship event of the EPC each year and in 2024, our theme is ‘Engineers for the future’. Please save the date while...

Events
30 Apr 2024

RIKT Committee Meeting 30th April 2024

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee taking place Tuesday 30th April at midday.

Events
25 Mar 2024

Congress 2024 Steering Group Meeting 25th March

There will be a Congress Steering Group Meeting on Monday 25th March at 10:00AM

Events
11 Mar 2024

Congress 2024 Steering Group Meeting 11th March

There will be a Congress Steering Group Meeting on Monday 11th March at 2pm

Events
28 Feb 2024

EPC Board Meeting 28th February 2024

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place Wednesday 28th February 2024 at 10am.

Events
27 Feb 2024

RA Committee Meeting 27th February 2024

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place Tuesday 27th February at midday.

Events
27 Feb 2024

Congress 2024 Steering Group Meeting

There will be a Congress Steering Group meeting on Tuesday 27th February at 10am.

Events
26 Feb 2024

Latest news from the world of engineering

26th February 2024: Invitation to participate Glasgow Caledonia University invite you to participate in a research study: Drivers of skills included in engineering degree programmes. The aim of the study...

News
22 Feb 2024

DfE call for evidence on Generative AI in education

The EPC’s Education, Employability and Skills Committee responded to The Department for Education (DfE) position on generative AI in and subsequent call for evidence. This was informed by a full...

News
22 Feb 2024

EPC engineering enrolments survey: your views are important to us

Every autumn, the EPC conducts a survey of our member universities to determine an indicative snapshot of engineering undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments across the sector. We are grateful to our...

News
21 Feb 2024

EPC data dive workshop: student completions (HESA) data

This is an Engineering Academic Network members-only workshop to introduce the EPC's advanced online Data portal resource. We are confident this offer will enable engineering HE data analysis for our...

Events
15 Feb 2024

DfE Advanced British Standard consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) is seeking to introduce  a new Baccalaureate-style qualification framework for 16 to 19 year-olds, the Advanced British Standard (ABS), over the next decade. This is...

Consultations
13 Feb 2024

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) Apprenticeship Public Survey

IfATE has launched an Apprenticeship Public Survey for Engineering & Manufacturing. The survey relates to apprenticeship materials across seven routes (including Business & Administration; Creative & Design; Health & Science;...

Consultations
13 Feb 2024

IfATE Lifelong Learning Entitlement Consultation

Lifelong Learning Entitlement Consultation The Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education is consulting on how the employer stamp of approval should be granted to qualifications funded through the Lifelong Learning...

Consultations
6 Feb 2024

EES Committee Meeting 6th February 2024

There will be a meeting of the EES committee taking place Tuesday 6th February at 11.30.

Events
5 Feb 2024

RIKT Committee Meeting - 5th February 2024

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee taking place Monday 5th February at midday.

Events
5 Feb 2024

Congress 2024 Steering Group Meeting

Please find following details of the next Congress 2024 Steering Group Meeting

Events
5 Feb 2024

Ethics Ambassadors - Leadership team confirmed

The Engineering Professors’ Council is pleased to announce the appointment of the leadership team for its Ethics Ambassadors community. The Ethics Ambassadors community was created in March 2023, to expand...

Toolkits
30 Jan 2024

Webinar: Maths for Engineering – Do T Levels add up?

T Levels are being rolled out as the intended flagship technical alternative to A Levels, but are they suitable as a pathway to Engineering Higher Education? Is the Maths content...

Events
26 Jan 2024

Maths for Engineering: Do T levels add up?

Read the findings of the EPC's research project into the suitability of the Maths content of T levels as a pathway into engineering

EPC Publications
26 Jan 2024

Compensation and condonement: how far should accreditation go?

Katy Turff, Deputy CEO of the Engineering Council, invites your views on how much flexibility should be built into accredited courses

News
24 Jan 2024 - 25 Jan 2024

EPC Retreat 2024

The EPC Retreat will take place from lunchtime Wednesday 24th to lunchtime Thursday 25th January 2024. Further details will be added shortly.

Events
17 Jan 2024

EPC data dive workshop: engineering enrolments 2023

This is an Engineering Academic Network members-only workshop to introduce the EPC's advanced online Data portal resource. We are confident this offer will enable engineering HE data analysis for our...

Events
17 Jan 2024

Scoop! EPC Engineering Enrolments Survey Results 2023/24

The results of the of the 2023 EPC Engineering Enrolments survey are now available. Our results can be explored using our members-only Data explorer, through the slide-deck or by reading...

News
15 Jan 2024

RA Committee Meeting 15th January 2024

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place Monday 15th January at midday.

Events
15 Jan 2024

Steering Group Meeting - Congress 2024

The next Steering Group meeting will take place on the 15th January 2024

Events
14 Jan 2024 - 17 Jan 2024

GEDC Industry Forum - 14-17 January 2024

A unique gathering for engineering leadership teams in academia and industry Location: Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China Date: Sunday 14th to Wednesday 17th January 2024 Themes:...

Events
9 Jan 2024

Spotlight on ethics: Power-to-food technologies

Could the shift of food production from soil to chemical industries concentrate power in the hands of a few?

Toolkits
8 Jan 2024

Engineering Ethics Toolkit in the news

Seen #EngineeringEthicsToolkit featured elsewhere? Let us know!

Toolkits
12 Dec 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Financially and politically motivated misinformation about STEM research

Who should be responsible for the messaging and processes for public health decisions?

Toolkits
12 Dec 2023

EAN Access and Admissions Forum 2023

Due to national train strikes this event has been moved – new date 12th December  This is the Engineering Academic Network’s annual event for all involved with access and admissions....

Events
11 Dec 2023

What can academics do about the physics teacher crisis, and is it their job to do it?

Engineering academics are in a strong position to influence undergraduate students into teaching, which – as academics know – can be a fulfilling and rewarding careers. The EPC is working...

News
10 Dec 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Glass safety in a heritage building conversion

Do engineers have a responsibility to warn the public if there is a chance of risk?

Toolkits
6 Dec 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Recycled materials and the circular economy

What is circularity, and how does it relate to climate goals or environmental practice? 

Toolkits
6 Dec 2023

RAeS and EPC Academic Forum 2023

6 December 2023 – Confirm your place Thank you for expressing your interest in the RAeS/EPC Academic Forum to be held at The TechnoCentreCoventry University Technology ParkPuma WayCoventryCV1 2TT On...

Events
6 Dec 2023

RA Committee Meeting 6th December 2023

There will be a meeting of the RA committee meeting taking place Wednesday 6th December at midday.

Events
30 Nov 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Facial recognition for access and monitoring

This case involves an engineer hired to manage the development and installation of a facial recognition project.

Toolkits
29 Nov 2023

Webinar - Access to engineering: rules and results

An EAN Access and Admissions Forum event This webinar will explore the regulations around access and what works. We welcome two of the leading figures in student access, John Blake...

Events
22 Nov 2023

EPC Board Meeting 22nd November 2023

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place 22nd November at 10.30.

Events
22 Nov 2023

Webinar - Pathways into HE: shifting landscapes

An EAN Access and Admissions Forum event This webinar will explore and explain the raft of new and planned entry qualification into Engineering HE. It will spotlight the Lifelong Loan...

Events
16 Nov 2023

Guest blog / Call for participation: An EME-focused investigation into barriers facing female engineers

Guest blog: Prof. Roger Penlington BEng PGCertAP PhD FSGT FSEDA SFHEA, Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering at Northumbria University. Seeking to contact female Engineering staff/students who first studied Engineering...

News
15 Nov 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Neuroethics of brain-computer interfaces

What are the physical, ethical, and social difficulties that could result from the use of devices that have the ability to directly access the brain and decipher some of its...

Toolkits
15 Nov 2023

Siemens blog: Tools for sustainability in engineering education (Report from the SEFI Conference 2023)

The European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)’s Annual Conference was held this year in Dublin under the theme “Sustainability in Engineering Education.” The UK’s Engineering Professors’ Council were present with...

Toolkits
13 Nov 2023

T level mapping - Interim findings

Monday 13th November at 11am

Events
12 Nov 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Integrating a technical feasibility debate – a new approach to engaging students in ethics in engineering

Encouraging students to engage with the ethical, moral and environmental aspects of engineering in any meaningful way can be a challenge.

Toolkits
9 Nov 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Developing a decarbonisation roadmap

You are given the task of creating a comprehensive decarbonisation roadmap and presenting it at a stakeholder meeting. How do you go about this?

Toolkits
9 Nov 2023

OfS call for evidence on positive outcomes for students studying on a modular basis

The Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE) – enabling student loan support for individual modules – will be introduced for the 2025-26 academic year. In preparation for this change the OfS asked...

News
9 Nov 2023

Access and Admissions Forum series 2023

Take a look at our latest not-to-be missed event series – not just for admissions tutors! With the biggest HE access change in decades afoot in the form of the...

News
7 Nov 2023

Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal Award Ceremony

On Tuesday 7th November 2023, school pupils, university students and engineers travelled to London for the highly prestigious Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal Award Ceremony to receive recognition for their work...

Events
2 Nov 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Protecting data in an auto parts production facility

“What are the legal issues relating to machine condition monitoring? What ethical codes relate to data security and privacy? What responsibilities do engineers have in developing these technologies?” These are some...

Toolkits
2 Nov 2023

RA Committee Meeting 2nd November 2023

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place Thursday 2nd November at 11.15am.

Events
1 Nov 2023

Congress Steering Group Meeting 1st November 2023

There will be a meeting of the Congress Steering Group taking place 1st November at 10am.

Events
1 Nov 2023

Congress at 30: a new approach

Johnny Rich, EPC Chief Executive   2024 will mark the EPC’s 30th birthday. Back when it started, activities focused around a single yearly get-together, the Annual Congress. The EPC has...

News
26 Oct 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Universal and inclusive co-design of the built environment and the transportation systems

"Universal and inclusive co-design of the built environment and transportation systems must be seen as an ethical act in engineering."

Toolkits
24 Oct 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Feasibility of installing heat pumps at scale to reach net zero

You are an engineering consultant working for a commercial heat pump company. The company handles both the manufacture and installation of heat pumps. You have been called in by a...

Toolkits
24 Oct 2023

RIKT Committee Sub Group Meeting 24th October 2023

There will be a meeting of the sub group taking place 24th October 2023 at 3pm.

Events
23 Oct 2023

Engineering Ethics Toolkit - Tell us your experiences

Send us your blogs and testimonials!

Toolkits
18 Oct 2023

RA Committee Meeting 18th October 2023

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place Wednesday 18th October at 9.30am.

Events
17 Oct 2023

RIKT Committee Meeting October 2023

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee taking place Tuesday 17th October at 1pm.

Events
16 Oct 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Why integrate ethics in engineering?

If you’d like to improve your own ethics learning, then our guidance article Why integrate ethics in engineering? is a great place to start.

Toolkits
12 Oct 2023

Research Excellence Framework 2028

In June 2023, the four UK higher education funding bodies published key decisions on the high-level design of the next research assessment exercise. The EPC’s Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer...

News
11 Oct 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Debating the adoption of nuclear energy

This case study asks students to identify and define an open-ended problem in engineering

Toolkits
11 Oct 2023

Neurodiversity: all in for engineering

Thinking about neurodiversity? With one in seven people worldwide thought to be neurodivergent, and an estimated 820,000 neurodivergent engineers working in the UK alone, neurodiversity in the engineering community is...

Events
10 Oct 2023

SEFI Conference 2023 - Engineering ethics workshop

Our workshop at the 2023 SEFI Conference in September.

Toolkits
4 Oct 2023

Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable teaching ethics

We need to move past our discomfort in order to teach ethics in engineering.

Toolkits
30 Sep 2023

Engineering enrolments survey 2023-4

We are excited to launch the EPC engineering enrolment survey 2023/4. The survey will be open throughout October and we encourage each engineering department to respond. If you have completed...

News
28 Sep 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Balancing risk and benefits when working with offshore contractors

Your contractor might be using forced labour in its workforce. What do you do?

Toolkits
27 Sep 2023

RA Committee Meeting 27th September 2023

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place Wednesday 27th September at midday.

Events
26 Sep 2023

Congress 2024 Steering Group Meeting 26th September 2023

There will be a meeting of the Congress 2024 Steering Group at 10am on Tuesday 26th September 2023.

Events
25 Sep 2023

OfS call for evidence on positive outcomes for students studying on a modular basis

The EPC position on this consultation can be found here. The Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE) will be introduced for the 2025-26 academic year enabling student loan support for individual modules....

Consultations
21 Sep 2023

Spotlight on ethics: How to integrate ethics into a module or course

If you’d like to improve your own ethics learning, then our guidance article How to integrate ethics into a module or course is a great place to start.

Toolkits
19 Sep 2023

EES Committee Meeting 19th September 2023

There will be a meeting of the EES committee taking place Tuesday 19th September at 11am.

Events
17 Sep 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Choosing to install a smart meter

Our original case study Choosing to install a smart meter is an example of ‘everyday ethics’. Now we have provided an expansion in the form of a Case enhancement: a technical...

Toolkits
16 Sep 2023

Engineering Ethics Toolkit - Educators' pack

A pack of resources to help you present and promote the Engineering Ethics Toolkit.

Toolkits
14 Sep 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Microplastics in cosmetics

You're an engineering student on an industrial placement year at a company that manufactures cosmetics. You notice that a batch of products might have been contaminated with microplastics. What do...

Toolkits
10 Sep 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Engineers and public protest

As an engineer, you have a duty to ”maximise the public good and minimise both actual and potential adverse effects for their own and succeeding generations”. Should you break the law...

Toolkits
7 Sep 2023

Spotlight on ethics: What is ethics?

"There are three lenses that we can use when thinking about ethics within Engineering: Professional, Theoretical, and Practical." If you'd like to improve your own ethics learning, then our guidance...

Toolkits
6 Sep 2023 - 8 Sep 2023

20th International Conference on Manufacturing Research

Aberystwyth University is very pleased to invite you to participate in the 20th International Conference in Manufacturing Research ICMR 2023!

Events
6 Sep 2023

OfS invitation to feedback on the Equality of Opportunity Risk Register

The OfS’ invites feedback on the Equality of Opportunity Risk Register. This is an unstructured call with no official deadline The EPC has previously warned the OfS that the EORR...

Consultations
3 Sep 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Aid vs trade

You're a newly appointed engineer. You're being asked to sell equipment that you believe is entirely unsuitable to a developing country. What do you do?

Toolkits
1 Sep 2023

A focus on...Events

Our extensive events programme saw many hundreds of our members access a plethora of free online webcasts and jam-packed in-person events. Click on each of the tabs below to see...

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