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26 Dec 2023

EPC response to OfS consultation on inclusion of Higher Technical Qualifications in student outcome measures

The EPC responsed to the Office for Students (OfS) is consultation on the introduction of a separate “split indicator” for higher technical qualifications (HTQs) to enable the regulation of student...

News
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
26 Nov 2023

Research Excellence Framework 2028 consultation response

The EPC Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Committee responded to a targeted REF consultation following its earlier input into the key decisions on the high-level design of the next research...

News
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...

Reports
1 Sep 2023

A focus on...Networking

EPC Online is more than just a our website; it’s a complete overhaul in the way that we communicate with members, upon which many of the key elements on the...

Reports
1 Sep 2023

A focus on...Blogs

We keep you informed about the latest policy changes, news and events through regular email Bulletins, our website and guest blogs, as well as through access to the exclusive members’...

Reports
1 Sep 2023

A focus on...Resources

Within the EPC family, our members have continued to face enormous challenges and the EPC offers thoughtful leadership and representation to ensure we can best support our members in meeting...

Reports
1 Sep 2023

A focus on...Campaigns

Many of our initiatives combine all of our workstreams, informing and supporting our members while also providing a springboard for networking events and guiding our representations to decision makers on...

Reports
1 Sep 2023

A focus on...Celebrations

See some of our celebration highlights from the last couple of years, including the EPC President's Prize and more

Reports
1 Sep 2023

Contributions sought for the Sustainability Toolkit

For this cycle, this call has now closed. If you have already registered an interest and we are expecting your submission, please do submit your contributions by 3rd November. If...

Toolkits
30 Aug 2023

Congress 2024 Steering Group Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Steering Group taking place Wednesday 30th August at 10.30am.

Events
17 Aug 2023

OfS consultation on inclusion of Higher Technical Qualifications in student outcome measures

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. The Office for Students (OfS) is consulting on the introduction of a separate “split indicator” for higher technical qualifications (HTQs)...

Consultations
1 Aug 2023

Research Excellence Framework 2028 - subgroup meeting

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee sub group and REF experts taking place 1st August at 2pm.

Events
21 Jul 2023

Siemens blog: Siemens Skills for Sustainability Network supporting the development of new Sustainability Toolkit

Earlier this month, we provided updates on our Sustainability Toolkit at The Siemens Skills for Sustainability Network Global Online Gathering. A blog post about the event has been published by...

Toolkits
18 Jul 2023

EPC Board Meeting 18th July 2023

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place 18th July at 10.30.

Events
6 Jul 2023

Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group Meeting – Thursday 6th July 2023

There will be a meeting of the Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group on Thursday 6th July 2023 from 16:00 pm-17.30 pm.

Events
6 Jul 2023

Hammermen David K. Harrison Award - Congratulations to winner Charlie Wilson

The EPC has announced the winner of the 2023 Hammermen Student Prize

News
5 Jul 2023

Annual General Meeting 2023

Our Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Wednesday 5th July. This will be preceded by a 30 minute presentation and Q&A by Susan Lapworth, the Chief Executive...

Events
5 Jul 2023

Susan Lapworth "The OfS's priorities for 2023 and beyond": Webinar

This 30 minute webinar will take place Wednesday 5th July at 10.30am and will be followed by the EPC Annual General Meeting 2023 at 11.00am. Susan Lapworth, the Chief Executive...

Events
3 Jul 2023

DfE call for evidence on Generative AI in education

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. The Department for Education (DfE) published a position on generative AI in education in March and have now issued a...

Consultations
3 Jul 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...

Consultations
29 Jun 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Business growth models in engineering industries within an economic system

We have provided an expansion in the form of a Case enhancement: defending a profit-driven business versus a non-profit-driven business.

Toolkits
21 Jun 2023

EES Committee Meeting 21st June 2023

There will be a meeting of the EES committee taking place Wednesday 21st June at 10.30am.

Events
21 Jun 2023

Imagine an engineer...

For engineering to focus on meeting future challenges, we will continue to need the traditional engineering scientists, but we will also need to expand our legions of design engineers to...

Opinions
20 Jun 2023

Innovation: New ideas and new people

On Monday 12th June 2023, the EPC was honoured that Prof Dame Athene Donald DBE, FRS HonFInstP delivered a public lecture as part of the Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress...

News
19 Jun 2023

RA Committee Meeting 19th June 2023

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place Monday 19th June at 12.30. This meeting is to discuss Forum planning.

Events
16 Jun 2023

Guidance issued by the Engineering Council: University strikes and marking boycott

Industrial action affecting recognised programmes: interruption to recognised programme delivery and/or assessment. Guidance for professional engineering institutions, education providers, and awarding organisations. The Engineering Council and Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs)...

News
15 Jun 2023

Media release: Engineering Professors’ Council launches new educational resource 

An online resource that helps educators to build ethics directly into their engineering teaching.  

Press & media
14 Jun 2023

Enjoyed annual Congress this year? Bid now for the 2025 Congress to come to you.

Proposals are invited from higher education Engineering departments to host the Engineering Professors’ Council Annual Congress in 2025. The deadline for submissions is Monday, 31st October 2023.

News
12 Jun 2023 - 14 Jun 2023

Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress 2023

Bookings for the EAN Annual Congress are now closed.   Follow proceedings on Twitter #EPCCongress23 @EngProfCouncil The 2023 Congress theme is New Models, embodied in the fabric of our host,...

Events
7 Jun 2023

Annual PHEE-AiME Conference: Post Pandemic Innovations in Engineering Education

PHEE is pleased to invite you to attend the annual PHEE-AiME Conference which will now be delivered online in a half day. The event is co-sponsored by the EPC. The...

Events
7 Jun 2023

Siemens Skills for Sustainability Network - Global Online Gathering

Join Siemens at their first global online gathering and learn about the Sustainability Toolkit. Please join Siemens online at 15.00-16.00 CEST (14.00-15.00 BST) on Wednesday 7th June to hear news...

Events
5 Jun 2023

RIKT Committee Meeting June 2023

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee taking place Monday 5th June at 9am.

Events
5 Jun 2023

Help! I’m teaching Engineering Ethics for the first time!

Dr. Jude Bramton of the University of Bristol discusses her first-hand experience of using the Engineering Ethics Toolkit.

Toolkits
3 Jun 2023

EPC consultations policy

The EPC will follow one of four pathways to prepare consultation responses: Full consultation Representative consultation Executive consultation No collective response The EPC Executive will decide which pathway to use...

Consultations
1 Jun 2023 - 2 Jun 2023

UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Annual Symposium

The UK & Ireland EERN is pleased to announce that their Annual Symposium is back ‘live and in person’ following their virtual events of recent times. This year’s Symposium will...

Events
30 May 2023

How to get more from your EPC membership

Every EPC member has their very own My EPC page, which can be customised for better benefits. Please take two minutes to go to My EPC and update your profile.

Resources
30 May 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Embedding equity, diversity and inclusion into a professional engineer’s lifestyle

“There is a great need to advocate for fellow engineers providing places to belong and empowering them to thrive in their chosen profession and career pathways. This includes people who...

Toolkits
29 May 2023 - 2 Jun 2023

Call for participation: KU Leuven and SEFI PhD Summer School - Engineering And Science Education Research

The Summer School will provide an opportunity for PhD students engaged in engineering and science education research to learn from experts and their peers.

Events
25 May 2023

Congress Steering Group Meeting 25 May 2023

There will be a meeting of the Congress Steering Group taking place Thursday 25th May at midday.

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