News & events

 
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
9 Jun 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Developing a school chatbot for student support services

Developing a school chatbot for student support services, addresses the ethical issues of bias, social responsibility, risk and privacy.

Toolkits
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.

Events
24 May 2023

Add your experience to EPC's fun snap survey ahead of our New models showcase in June

With the­ event in the engineering academic calendar fewer than three weeks away, we are keen to gauge the network’s temperature around New models, this year’s EAN Congress theme. The...

News
17 May 2023

Four Hereford hotspots you’ll want to visit at EAN Congress in under four weeks' time

New kid on the block NMITE welcomes us to Hereford for Congress 2023: New models. We introduce four of Hereford’s best venues, on offer to all EAN members during Congress....

News
11 May 2023

Congress Steering Group Meeting 11th May 2023

There will be a meeting of the Congress Steering Group taking place Thursday 11th May at midday.

Events
5 May 2023

EAN Task & Finish Group meeting

There will be a meeting of the EAN Task & Finish Group taking place 5th May at 10am.

Events
5 May 2023

Congress Steering Group Meeting 5th May 2023

There will be a meeting of the Congress Steering Group taking place Friday 5th May at 3.15pm.

Events
4 May 2023

Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group Meeting – Thursday 4th May 2023

There will be a meeting of the Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group on Thursday 4th May from 2.00pm – 3.30pm.

Events
29 Apr 2023

UCAS: Future of undergraduate admissions (personal statements)

Earlier this year, UCAS shared plans to reform the personal statement to a series of questions. You can read UCAS’ Future of Undergraduate Admissions report here. It was clear from...

News
24 Apr 2023

Call for participation: Innovative and inclusive assessments

Assessment change in the current climate cannot be mentioned without mentioning the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). So, if you think you have something to share on JEDI assessment design changes...

News
19 Apr 2023

In development: Sustainability Toolkit

We are excited to inform you that we are starting work on a Sustainability Toolkit, to be launched around the beginning of 2024. We are grateful to receive support and...

Toolkits
17 Apr 2023

House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee Inquiry into the Office for Students (OfS)

The EPC has responded to the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee inquiry into the Office for Students (OfS), the regulator of the higher education sector in England. The...

News
13 Apr 2023

Congress 2023 Steering Group Meeting 13th April 2023

There will be a meeting of the Congress Steering Group taking place Thursday 13th April at 10am.

Events
5 Apr 2023

EPC data dive workshop: latest HESA student enrolments data

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

Events
5 Apr 2023

Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group Questionnaire

This questionnaire is for members of the Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group.

Opinions
4 Apr 2023

Call for papers: 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. Building on the success...

News
3 Apr 2023

RA Committee Meeting 3rd April 2023

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place Monday 3rd April 2023 at 10am. The Agenda and Papers can be found on the ‘Event Programme’ tab below.

Events
31 Mar 2023

Engineering Ethics: Launching new toolkit content

Join us for an introduction to the new engineering ethics resources available in our Engineering Ethics Toolkit. This event is free and open to both EPC members and non-members.

Events
27 Mar 2023

Engineering Ethics Toolkit - Letting students flex their ethical muscles

Dr Matthew Studley looks at using case studies from the Engineering Ethics Toolkit to engage students.

Toolkits
23 Mar 2023

Congress 2023 Steering Group Meeting 23 March

There will be a meeting of the Congress steering group taking place Thursday 23 March at 10am.

Events
22 Mar 2023

RIKT Committee Meeting March 2023

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee taking place Wednesday 22nd March at 9.30am. It will include briefings from two external speakers: Andrew Clark, Royal Academy of Engineering,...

Events
22 Mar 2023

EEES Committee Meeting 22 March 2023

There will be a meeting of the EEES committee taking place Wednesday 22nd March at 12.30.

Events
21 Mar 2023

EPC Board Meeting 21st March 2023

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place 21st March 2023 at 11.15. Please see ‘Event programme’ tab to download the papers.  

Events
17 Mar 2023

Introducing the EAN Briefing

We are thrilled to announce EPC’s new, dynamic Engineering Academics Network Briefing, our members’ Bulletin service within the EPC Online – our new website and integrated membership services platform. This is...

News
17 Mar 2023

House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee Inquiry into the Office for Students (OfS)

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee is launching an inquiry into the Office for Students (OfS), the regulator...

Consultations
16 Mar 2023

RIKT Toolkit Meeting March 2023

There will be a meeting of volunteers from the RIKT committee to discuss toolkits. This will take place Thursday 16th March at 3pm.

Events
15 Mar 2023

Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group Meeting - Wednesday 15th March 2023

There will be a meeting of the Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group on Wednesday 15th March 2023 from 12.00 pm-1.30 pm

Events
9 Mar 2023

ALT South #TechThursdays

ALT South #TechThursdays – Directed study, ChatGPT led independent study and Exam revision Join the ALT South #TechThurdays event with Dr. Manish Malik and Dr. Jebraeel Gholinezhad from the University...

Events
4 Mar 2023 - 10 May 2023

Get into teaching: Events, teaching internships & teacher training adviser services

Whether you’re ready to start your career in teaching or just curious, the Department for Education (DfE) wants to answer your questions at their ‘Get into teaching’ events. There will...

Events
3 Mar 2023

Engineering UK Inquiry call for evidence – Fit for the future: Growing and sustaining engineering and technology apprenticeships for young people

The EPC has responded to the Engineering UK Inquiry call for evidence – Fit for the future: Growing and sustaining engineering and technology apprenticeships for young people. The aims of...

News
1 Mar 2023

EPC data dive workshop: applications and admissions data 2022

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

Events
1 Mar 2023

Congress 2023 Steering Group Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Congress steering group taking place Wednesday 1st March at 3pm.

Events
21 Feb 2023

The EPC Hammermen Student Awards: get involved

Help your students celebrate their success through the coveted EPC Hammermen Student Prize. There is a cash award of up to £500 and FIVE totally free places at the 2023...

News
20 Feb 2023

From engineering graduate to physics teacher: Georgina shares her story

In the face of the critical shortage of Physics teachers, some Engineering graduates are pursuing the chance to teach and inspire the next generation. Read Georgina Smith‘s journey of becoming a...

Opinions
16 Feb 2023

RAEng Visiting Professors Scheme 2023: applications open

Each year the Royal Academy of Engineering provides funding to universities for visiting professors from the engineering sector to support the learning of the next generation of engineers. If you’ve...

News
15 Feb 2023

Congress 2023 Steering Group Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Congress Steering Group taking place Wednesday 15th February at 10.00.

Events
9 Feb 2023

UCAS: Future of undergraduate admissions (personal statements)

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. UCAS has recently shared plans to reform the personal statement to a series of questions. You can read UCAS’ Future...

Consultations
2 Feb 2023

Congress Steering Group Meeting - 2nd February 2023

There will be a meeting of the Congress 2023 steering group taking place 2nd February 11.00-12.30.

Events
30 Jan 2023

RA Committee Meeting January 2023

There will be a meeting of the RA committee taking place 30th January from 12.00 – 14.00.  

Events
25 Jan 2023

Why the STEM teacher shortage is our problem (and what we can do about it)

Join us as we hear how the shortage of engineers is down to the shortage of Engineering students, which is down to a shortage of teachers. We’ll explore how this...

Events
24 Jan 2023

Engineering UK Inquiry call for evidence - Fit for the future: Growing and sustaining engineering and technology apprenticeships for young people

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. A new inquiry – led by Lord Willetts (Conservative) and Lord Knight (Labour) in partnership with EngineeringUK – has been launched to...

Consultations
24 Jan 2023

EPC Data explorer showcased by Jisc

We’re pleased to share that the EPC’s new member-only Data explorer has been selected by Jisc to feature on their site. Jisc shares member stories to showcase innovative use of...

Data
17 Jan 2023 - 18 Jan 2023

CDIO EU and UK Regional Meeting

This is not an EPC-run event. Please click the ‘Register’ button below to book onto the event.

Events
17 Jan 2023

Stemming the shortage

The shortage in STEM teachers – particularly in Physics – has reached a crisis and it threatens to undermine Engineering departments, the engineering sector and the nation's prosperity. Crystal Nwagboso and Johnny...

Opinions
19 Dec 2022

Engineering Ethics Advisory Group Meeting 19th December 2022

There will be a meeting of the Engineering Ethics Advisory Group on Monday 19th December from 13:00-15:00.

Events
15 Dec 2022

The experience of disabled doctoral students: survey

Survey participation request: The experience of disabled doctoral students The experience of disabled doctoral students (including neurodiverse students and students with chronic illness) is under-researched. Disabled Students UK is co-producing...

News
14 Dec 2022

RIKT Committee Meeting 14 December 2022

There will be a meeting of the RIKT committee taking place 14th December 2022 10.00 – 11.30.

Events
14 Dec 2022

EPC data dive workshop: engineering enrolments 2022

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

Events
14 Dec 2022

EPC Engineering Enrolments Survey Results 2022/23

The results of the 2022 EPC Engineering Enrolments Survey are now available. Deep dive the results through our members-only Data explorer, view the slide-deck, or read the summary blog. To start,...

News
13 Dec 2022

Tomorrow's Engineering Research Challenges: Webinar

Join us and find out what Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges will mean for you. This event is free and open to both EPC members and non-members. To register, simply complete...

Events
12 Dec 2022

Tributes to Prof David Harrison, Honorary Secretary of the EPC

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death yesterday of Prof David Harrison, the Honorary Secretary of the Engineering Professors' Council.

News
12 Dec 2022

Opportunity: Help shape BTEC qualifications

You are invited to join the advisory panels supporting the future development of BTECs in Engineering and other disciplines.

News
7 Dec 2022

Engineering Academics Network Recruitment + Admissions Forum 2022

Join us in our first in-person Recruitment + Admissions Forum since lockdown We are delighted to announce that our focus will be closing the gaps, be it in attainment, diversity,...

Events
6 Dec 2022

Congress Steering Group Meeting 6th December 2022

There will be a meeting of the Congress 2023 Steering Group on Tuesday 6th December 10.00 – 11.30.

Events
5 Dec 2022

EPC Board Meeting 5th December 2022

The EPC Board will meet on Monday 5th December at 10.30 – 13.30.

Events
30 Nov 2022

EPC staff member honoured

The EPC's Policy & Research Manager, Stella Fowler, has been granted the title Honorary Research Fellow by UCL

News
29 Nov 2022

OfS consultation on a new approach to regulating equality of opportunity in English higher education

The EPC has responded to the Office for Students consultation on a new approach to regulating equality of opportunity in English higher education. As part of this consultation, OfS published...

News
25 Nov 2022

EEES Committee Meeting 25th November 2022

There will be a meeting of the EEES Committee taking place Friday 25th November at 10.00-11.30

Events
24 Nov 2022

RA Committee Meeting 24th November 2022

There will be a meeting of the RA Committee taking place 24th November 10.00 – 11.30.

Events
24 Nov 2022

Our patrons and previous presidents

Dates of previous presidents, Congress venues and President’s Prize winners: Date President* Congress venue President’s Prize Winner 2001-03 Prof Bill Banks 2001 –  Strathclyde 2002 – Durham 2003-05 Prof Fred...

News
24 Nov 2022

TU Dublin: CREATE Research Group Seminar

Come along and hear about three Erasmus + Engineering Education Projects currently ongoing by CREATE researchers in TU Dublin.  Everyone welcome! To register please complete the registration form to receive...

Events
21 Nov 2022

Data dive workshop: student enrolments

You may have noticed our beta Data explorer on EPC’s new website. Student enrolments on the site is now fully formed and we were excited to recently bring members the...

Data
14 Nov 2022

Creativity isn’t about novelty – it’s about difference

We often talk about Engineers as problem-solvers, but what if there is no problem, you just want to make things better. Dennis Sherwood, author of a new book on creativity...

Opinions
14 Nov 2022

Siemens - Skills for Sustainability Student Survey

Siemens have partnered Petrus to launch an important student survey on sustainability skills and education. Please do share the below with your students, the results will of course be made...

Opinions
14 Nov 2022

Engineering Ethics: Curriculum Map Sub-Group Meeting November 2022

There will be a meeting of the Engineering Ethics Toolkit Curriculum Map Sub-Group from 13:00-14:00 on Monday 14th November.

Events
12 Nov 2022

EPC response to QAA Consultation on the revised Engineering Subject Benchmark Statement

The EPC responded to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) draft Engineering subject benchmark statement consultation to highlight that the statement could do more to promote ethics and sustainability. The full...

Campaigns
9 Nov 2022

EPC data dive workshop: student enrolments

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

Events
9 Nov 2022

Stackable qualifications and microcredentials

Webinar with keynote by Sir Philip Augar, author of the Augar Review of Post-18 Education, and a panel of experts.

Events
3 Nov 2022

RA Committee Subgroup Meeting - OfS Consultation on Access & Participation

This meeting will take place on the 3rd November 10.00 – 11.30 It will consider the proposals in the OfS Consultation on its new approach to regulating equality of opportunity...

Events
31 Oct 2022

Congress Steering Group Meeting 31st October 2022

There will be a meeting of the Congress Steering Group taking place Monday 31st October 10.00 – 11.30

Events
26 Oct 2022

Increasing students’ participation in Engineering higher education

The Royal Academy of Engineering's Siobhan Silas explains how you can support a major initiative to get more students into engineering.

News
24 Oct 2022

EPC Engineering Enrolments Survey 2022

Don’t forget to complete your EPC engineering enrolments survey by 31st October. The timetable, details and download template for the annual survey is now available and your enrolment survey contact...

News
17 Oct 2022

OfS consultation on a new approach to regulating equality of opportunity in English higher education

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. The Office for Students is proposing to take a new approach to the regulation of equality of opportunity in English...

Consultations
14 Oct 2022

RA Committee Meeting 14th October 2022

There will be a meeting of the RA Committee taking place 14th October 9.30 – 11.00.

Events
13 Oct 2022

Educating for Sustainability - Siemens Innovation Ecosystem

Educating for Sustainability - Siemens Innovation Ecosystem

Events
12 Oct 2022

The engineering benchmark statement is invaluable, let's defend it well

The Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA) Subject benchmark statements show the minimum expectations of the knowledge and skills a student needs in order to graduate, subject-by-subject. Engineering is now up for...

Opinions
29 Sep 2022

Engineering Ethics Advisory Group Meeting September 2022

A meeting of the Engineering Ethics Toolkit Advisory Group.

Events
28 Sep 2022

EPC Board Meeting 28th September 2022

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place Wednesday 28th September at 11.00.  

Events
22 Sep 2022

QAA consultation on draft Engineering subject benchmark statement

The EPC response to this consultation can be found here. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is inviting responses to the draft Engineering subject benchmark statement. The EPC will be submitting...

Consultations
20 Sep 2022

Bid to host EPC Congress in 2024

Proposals are invited from higher education Engineering departments to host the Engineering Professors’ Council Annual Congress in 2024. The deadline for submissions is Monday, 31st October 2022. To submit a bid...

News
31 Aug 2022

RA Committee Meeting 31st August 2022

There will be a meeting of the RA Committee taking place Wednesday 31st August 11.00 – 12.30.

Events
29 Aug 2022

Launching EPC Online

We’re very excited to welcome you to the EPC’s new digital platform. It’s the culmination of more than three years of listening to members, planning and hard work. The aim...

News
24 Aug 2022

Engineering inclusive outcomes is a question of ethics

In this blog, Prof Dawn Bonfield MBE explains how the decisions engineers make on a daily basis can have significant consequences for underrepresented and disadvantaged groups in society.

Opinions
18 Aug 2022

Engineering Ethics Toolkit case studies in action at TEDI-London

In this blog, Prof Mike Bramhall reflects on how and why he incorporated the EPC's engineering ethics case studies into his teaching at TEDI-London.

Opinions
17 Aug 2022

EPC Directors Meeting 17th August 2022

There will be a meeting of the EPC Directors on Wednesday 17th August 11.30 – 13.00.

Events
18 Jul 2022

Contributions sought for the Engineering Ethics Toolkit

**Register of interest deadline now extended to the 12th September** The EPC's Engineering Ethics Toolkit advisory group seeks contributors to write guidance articles, create case enhancements and develop new case...

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