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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 ÂŁ500 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
14 Jan 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Water wars: managing competing water rights

What responsibilities do engineers have to fellow employees, the community, and the environment?

Toolkits
10 Jan 2023

Spotlight on ethics: Developing an internet constellation

Who should make decisions about projects that affect nature on a global scale?

Toolkits
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...

News
15 Jul 2022 - 17 Jun 2022

EERN Event: Critical Conversations: Engineering, Social Justice & Peace

Join us for a weekend retreat in South Wales and refresh your mind and discover new ways of thinking and being as an engineer.

Events
15 Jul 2022

President's Prize announced: Dr. Hayaatun Sillem honoured by the engineering academic community

Press release The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), the representative body of UK engineering academics, has announced that its annual President’s Prize has been awarded to Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, for...

News
8 Jul 2022

Tackling the engineering challenges of tomorrow

The priorities for research must shift to face up to the future. The EPSRC has released a landmark report to set a new agenda for funding and direction. EPSRC's Dr Andy...

News
6 Jul 2022 - 12 Jun 2022

Siemens Skills for Sustainability Network

Sustainability skills & mindset: adapting engineering education to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | 3 roundtable discussions between 6th and 12th July

Events
5 Jul 2022

Applications invited for new SRHE research funds

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) has recently launched the 2022 SRHE Research and Scoping Awards. Funding up to £10k is available.

News
1 Jul 2022

RIKT Committee July 2022

There will be a meeting of the EPC Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Committee from 13.00 - 15.00 on Friday 1st July.

Events
24 Jun 2022

RA Committee 24 June 2022

There will be a meeting of the Recruitment and Admissions Committee from 12.00 - 14.00 on Friday 24th June.

Events
24 Jun 2022

EPC Congress 2022: Hammermen Student Prize – Finalist posters and Longlisted posters

The Hammermen Awards an annual prize, presented in association with the Hammermen of Glasgow, to celebrate engineering students’ excellence. And this year you get to decide who wins. This year’s award...

Resources
23 Jun 2022

Engineering Ethics Advisory Group Meeting June 2022

There will be a meeting of the Engineering Ethics Toolkit Advisory Group from 11:30-13:00 on Thursday 23rd June.

Events
14 Jun 2022

Education, Employability and Skills Committee Meeting

There will be a meeting of the EPC Education, Employability & Skills Committee from 14.00 to 15.30 on Tuesday 14th June 2022.

Events
7 Jun 2022 - 9 Jun 2022

EPC Annual Congress 2022: A Better World

Join us on the 7-9th June 2022 at UWE, Bristol for the EPC's Annual Congress, 'A Better World', focussing on engineering ethics, sustainability and recovery.

Events
1 Jun 2022

Welcome to EPC Online

Welcome to the EPC's new digital home. This new website and integrated membership services platform will transform the way our members interact with the EPC, network with other Engineering academics...

News
30 May 2022

DfE consultation on Higher Education Policy Statement and Reform

The Department for Education (DfE) ran this consultation from 24th February 2022 to 6 May 2022. The consultation sought to get the views on proposals for higher education reform in...

Consultations
29 May 2022

Jisc: Design of the UK’s future research assessment system

This consultation ran from February to May 2022 by the Scottish Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Research England, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland who asked for...

Consultations
28 May 2022

Reflections on REF

REF 2021 is finally over, and the results are out. Whether we were involved as individual researchers, collating submissions for our institutions or involved directly in the assessment panels and...

News
5 May 2022

Introducing the Engineering Ethics Toolkit Webinar

A panel discussion on our Engineering Ethics Toolkit, a growing resource to help engineering educators embed ethics content into teaching.

Events
8 Apr 2022

Levelling up

The “Levelling-up” white paper published in February sets out how the government is planning to tackle the issue of regional inequality in opportunityacross the UK, through a mixture of new...

Consultations
8 Apr 2022

Why communication is a critical tool for any engineer

People rarely choose engineering because of their communication skills, but that doesn't mean they're not a vital part of the tool box. Prof Lucy Rogers explains.

Opinions
20 Mar 2022

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Call for evidence: Delivering a UK Science & Technology Strategy

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee conducted an inquiry into the Government’s plans to deliver a UK science and technology strategy. The inquiry considered what such a strategy...

Consultations
17 Mar 2022

House of Commons Education Select Committee Call for evidence: Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

The Education Committee held an inquiry on the effectiveness of the careers advice given to students. This consultation ran until March 2022. The inquiry is a review of how well...

Consultations
17 Mar 2022

EPC responses to OfS Consultations

The EPC has published its responses to two consultations from the Office for Students on proposed changes to Student Outcomes and TEF.

Consultations
12 Mar 2022

Office for Students consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This consultation set out proposals for the future Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This is a national scheme which incentivises universities and colleges for excellence in learning, teaching and the outcomes they provide for their students.

Consultations
2 Mar 2022

EPC Board Meeting 2nd March 2022

There will be a meeting of the EPC Board taking place 2nd March 2022

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