News & events

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

2 Mar 2022

EPC Board Meeting 2nd March 2022

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

23 Feb 2022

Regulating student outcomes (changes to B3 baseline)

The regulating student outcomes consultation outlines a new approach to setting ‘minimum requirements’ for positive HE outcomes in England. The continuing narrative is the threat of ‘low performing providers’ to...

23 Feb 2022

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The Office for Students OfS issued three related consultations in February 2022 with detailed proposals on their approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education. Read on to find...

23 Feb 2022

Constructing student outcome and experience indicators for use in OfS regulation

The OfS proposals for regulating student outcomes and the TEF involve using detailed data and analytical evidence to inform their regulatory judgements. The focus of this consultation is on the...

23 Feb 2022

Office for Students consultation on a new approach to regulating student outcomes (changes to B3 baseline)

The Office for Students OfS issued three related consultations in February 2022 with detailed proposals on their approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education.

21 Feb 2022

RAEng Engineering Ethics Report Launch Webinar

Registration is now open for the “Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society’s trust in the Engineering Profession” report launch webinar. This event marks the publication of this important work produced the Engineering...

21 Feb 2022

Welcome to the Engineering Ethics Toolkit

An ambitious new initiative to ensure engineering education is a force for good.

20 Jan 2022

House of Commons Education Select Committee: Inquiry into the future of post-16 qualifications

The Education Committee held an inquiry examining how effectively post-16, level 3 education and qualifications (such as A Levels, T Levels, BTECs and apprenticeships) prepare young people for the world...

17 Dec 2021

The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) consultation on revision of external quality assurance review requirements

This consultation ran from October to December 2021. This is a consultation on changes to the requirements for external quality assurance review, which regulated institutions are required to undergo at...

15 Dec 2021

APPG Youth Employment call for evidence

The EPC responded to the call for evidence on 15th December 2021, the final report was published on 15th March 2022. On the 15th March 2022, the All–Party Parliamentary Group...

9 Dec 2021 - 10 Dec 2021

The Sixteenth International Conference of Multiphysics

The Sixteenth International Conference of Multiphysics will be held virtually on 9-10 December 2021. The objective of the conference is to share and explore findings on mathematical advances, numerical modelling...

24 Nov 2021 - 8 Dec 2021

Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2021 webinar series

The EPC is delighted to announce the annual Recruitment & Admissions Forum, a web series again this year, with the theme ‘Doing it differently’.

18 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021

ACED Annual Conference 2021

The Annual Conference this year is planned (COVID permitting) as an in-person event on Thursday 18th November (all day, including evening dinner) and Friday 19th November (morning, and lunch) on...

11 Nov 2021

Office for Students Strategy for 2022-25

This consultation ran from November 2021 to January 2022. OfS sought to get views on their proposed strategy for 2022-25. The consultation proposes a plan of action that will guide...

22 Oct 2021

2021 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Aerospace Universities (AAU)

To be held online at 1100 British Summer Time on Friday 22nd October.

30 Sep 2021

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Degree Apprenticeships Consultation

This consultation ran from September 2021 to December 2021. The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education looked to change its existing policies that affected the development, approval, and operation of...

20 Sep 2021

Inspiring tomorrow’s engineers

It’s our ambition at EngineeringUK to inform and inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers to meet the needs of the UK now and in...

17 Sep 2021

OfS Consultation on quality and standards conditions

This consultation ran from July to September 2021. OfS undertook a preliminary consultation on a range of quality and standards issues during the winter of 2020-21. The consultation brought forward...

31 Aug 2021

Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Industry Forum

Agile engineering education: Developing the next generation of engineering innovators, experts and leaders for our ever-evolving world. The GEDC Industry Forum brings together engineering education leaders from around the world...

29 Jul 2021

‘Engineering Engineering: A Provocation’ Webcast Summary

A new paper which seeking to challenge assumptions and practice around Engineering higher education and the talent pipeline.

12 Jul 2021

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: The Crucible Project – Advancing the Industry-Academia Agenda

During the course of the 2020 Annual Congress, Industry & Academia: Supercharging the Crucible, members explored the interface between industry and academia and some of the challenges to developing the relationship between...

7 Jul 2021

Engineering Professors’ Council welcomes Professor Mike Sutcliffe as new President

Professor Mike Sutcliffe is the new President of the Engineering Professors’ Council, the representative organisation of UK engineering academics.

5 Jul 2021

Prof Helen Atkinson, former EPC President, awarded a Damehood

We are delighted and proud that Professor Helen Atkinson CBE, FREng, President of the Engineering Professors’ Council 2011-13, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.

29 Jun 2021

Chi Onwurah MP Webinar Summary

In case you missed it, here is a short summary of Chi Onwurah MP’s speech from the EPC’s Congress 2021 webinar series.

28 Jun 2021

Chris Skidmore MP Webinar Summary

In case you missed it, here is a short summary of Chris Skidmore MP’s speech from the EPC’s Congress 2021 webinar series. A recording of the event is available at Recent...

15 Jun 2021

EPC Annual Congress 2021 - A Better World: Chi Onwurah MP on 'A new kind of engineering'

The second in the EPC's series of webinars for its 2021 Congress on the theme of 'A better world' will feature Shadow Minister for Science, Research & Digital Chi Onwurah...

9 Jun 2021

Compensation and Condonement: Feedback to proposed accreditation regulations

In May 2020, the Engineering Council updated its policy on compensation and condonement, which resulted in new rules being put in place for new cohorts on accredited programmes starting from...

8 Jun 2021

EPC Annual Congress 2021 – A Better World: Chris Skidmore MP on 'Research for a better world'

We are extremely proud to welcome former Universities & Science Minister the Right Honourable Chris Skidmore MP to give a presentation on 'Research for a better world', followed by a Q&A...

8 Jun 2021

Funding research for a better world

The EPC was honoured to welcome former Universities Minister the Rt Hon Chris Skidmore to delivered a speech as part of our 2021/22 Annual Congress on the theme of ‘A...

27 May 2021

Engineering opportunity: letting down the drawbridge

A summary of the EPC's report on the contribution to social mobility made by studying Engineering.

24 May 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: Studying Engineering gives ‘turbo boost’ to social mobility, reveals new EPC research

A new study, published today by the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), reveals that studying an Engineering degree gives a greater boost to social mobility when compared to other subjects.

Press & media
21 May 2021

HE Commission Public Call for Evidence: University Research and Regional Levelling Up Inquiry

The Higher Education Commission’s inquiry invited stakeholders to respond to its public call for evidence. This consultation ran from May to June 2021 To achieve its ambitions of levelling-up regional...

12 May 2021

DfE proposed changes: Post-qualifications admissions in Higher Education

This consultation ran from January 2012 to May 2021. The consultation sought to attain views on whether to change the current system of higher education admissions and move to a...

2 May 2021

OfS Consultation on Recurrent Funding for 2021-22

This consultation ran from March to May 2021. The government sent a statutory guidance letter to the Office for Students (OfS), which set out the funds available for financial year...

29 Apr 2021

What’s going on with UK Research Funding?

The government has a stated goal of achieving 2.4% of the UK’s GDP to be spent annually on research and development (R&D) by 2027. This would be an increase of...

29 Apr 2021

Brexit impact on UK’s engineering education sector

We are pleased to announce the publication of the EPC’s joint study with UCL’s Centre for Engineering Education on the experiences and perceptions of European (EU) engineering students and academic...

Research papers
21 Apr 2021

Lion Air Flight JT610/Boeing B737-8 Max: A Loss of Control In flight Accident Case Study

This is a lecture organised by the Coventry Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) which will be delivered by Dr Mike Bromfield who is a Flight Safety Researcher and...

6 Apr 2021

Data Blog: Become an expert in UCAS engineering data in ten steps

Spoiler: there is no data in this data blog! Instead, we bring you a mixed media UCAS engineering data masterclass to share what we’ve learned about the tools available this...

6 Apr 2021

What is Engineering? Subject coding: HECoS, JACS and engineering, an unofficial guide

If you follow the HE data environment, or even just the policy headlines, you’ll probably have noticed that a new subject coding system - the Higher Education Classification of Subjects...

26 Feb 2021

Policy summary, February 2021

It has been a busy start to the year for HE policy and politics, despite the roll-out of a third UK lockdown at the start of the year – significantly...

18 Feb 2021

Professional recognition post-Brexit

Is my professional title still valid in the EU? Will my combination of academic qualifications and professional experience still count post Brexit? What does the information on recognition of professional...

10 Feb 2021

Trusted Research: How safe is your research?

This was a discussion on the security precautions that academic institutions should take to prevent intellectual property being leaked to competitors or foreign governments. With the aim of preventing research...

Research papers
2 Feb 2021

Emerging Stronger: Lasting impact from crisis innovation

What have we learned about learning under lockdown? How can we use the experience of trying to deliver high-quality engineering degree programmes to strengthen our teaching in future? This live...

15 Jan 2021

OfS Consultation on Regulating Quality and Standards in HE

This consultation ran from November 2020 to January 2021. The Office for Students consulted on its approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education. Since 2018, OfS' focus has...

14 Dec 2020

Guest blog: EPC Hammermen student prize

Congratulations to Rachel Beel, Glasgow Caledonian University, and to Dan Hicks, University of Brighton, joint winners of the 2020 EPC Hammermen Student Award.

10 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020

Annual International Conference of Multiphysics

The fifteenth International Conference of Multiphysics will be held virtually for the first time on 10-11 December 2020. The objective of the conference is to share and explore findings on...

9 Dec 2020

Recruitment and Admissions Forum (2020 series): Fair access: where now?

The Annual EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum will be hosted online for 2020 as a series of linked events over four successive Wednesday afternoons. This week, The final webcast in...

2 Dec 2020

Recruitment and Admissions Forum (2020 series): Student numbers: where now?

The Annual EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum will be hosted online for 2020 as a series of linked events over four successive Wednesday afternoons. This week, the third webcast in...

25 Nov 2020

Recruitment and Admissions Forum (2020 series): International students: where now?

The Annual EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum will be hosted online for 2020 as a series of linked events over four successive Wednesday afternoons. This week, the second webcast in...

23 Nov 2020

The OfS consultation on quality and standards in a nutshell

The Office for Students has just launched a consultation on one of the most important changes to its practice since its inception. What does it say? We've summarised the key...

23 Nov 2020

Are the OfS proposals on quality and standards good for the sector?

EPC Chief Executive Johnny Rich provides a critical commentary on the proposals outlined in the latest Office for Student consultation. These are his personal opinions and they do not necessarily...

20 Nov 2020

The Great Grading Scandal Engineering Challenge

This guest blog has been kindly provided by Dr Dennis Sherwood of Silver Bullet machine, an intelligent innovation consultancy, who was a speaker at the first of this year's Recruitment...

18 Nov 2020

Recruitment and Admissions Forum (2020 series): Entry qualifications: where now?

The Annual EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum will be hosted online for 2020 as a series of linked events over four successive Wednesday afternoons. The opening webcast in this series:...

13 Nov 2020

EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2020 Series Posters

Click on the thumbnails below to view the posters. UK engineering students’ maths entry qualifications: grades and non-progression                                                                                                    Tim Bullough, University of Liverpool NMITE...

Research papers
5 Nov 2020

ACED webinar 5th November 2020

Unfortunately it has proved not possible to hold a physical ACED Annual Conference this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions. In its place, ACED has the pleasure...

30 Oct 2020

Digital teaching and learning during the coronavirus pandemic: Call for evidence

This call for evidence ran from September to October 2020. This call for evidence sought a wide breadth of sector input and experience to understand the challenges faced, and lessons...

23 Oct 2020

AAU Annual General Meeting

The AAU/Aerospace Sectoral Group AGM will take place starting at 1200 on Friday 23rd October and will be a virtual event instead of a physical one that was going to...

24 Sep 2020

Guest Blog: Engineering Council on Revised Standards

The fourth edition of Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) has been published, ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year. There will be a transition period, from publication until the start...

24 Sep 2020

Guest Blog: To trust or not to trust?

Imagine the situation, you have worked tirelessly to make a discovery which is important, potentially revolutionary, or worked long days and nights and sacrificed everything in order to bring that...

8 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020

EPC Congress 2020: Industry & Academia – Supercharging the Crucible

Join us online for an amazing line-up of discussions and speakers on the 8th September-18th September 2020 for this year's Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress, 'Industry & Academia - Supercharging...

4 Sep 2020

EPC Congress 2020: Hammermen Student Prize - Longlisted posters, Finalist multimedia pitches and Finalist posters

The level of talent this year was outstanding! Please do take a look at the longlisted posters, finalist multimedia pitches and finalist posters all created by the students. We were...

13 Aug 2020

Emerging Stronger: Lasting Impact from Crisis Innovation – a new publication

At the start of 2020, no-one could have known what major changes lay just three months ahead for HE. Yet, here we are living through a pandemic, and in the...

10 Jul 2020

Engineering admissions: share your insights and help us make engineering's voice heard in the national admissions debate.

EPC response to the Office for Students (OfS) consultation on the higher education admissions system in England. In response to both the pending consultation and the uncertainty around this year’s...

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