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14 Apr 2016 - 15 Apr 2016

SEFI: 8th European Convention of Engineering Deans

Schools of Engineering at the Forefront of Meeting Development Challenges Discussing the future of Engineering Education in the original agora of our technological and democratic roots. ECED is an annual...

Events
13 Apr 2016

IET's Engineering and Technology magazine: "Brexit: science, engineering and technology says no"

The IET’s Engineering and Technology magazine reported on the EPC’s and Campaign for Science and Engineering (Case) report, published in December, this week following attendance at EPC’s AGM last week,...

Campaigns
7 Apr 2016

Engineering Professors' Council President's Prize 2016

Over 50 senior staff from university engineering departments across the UK gathered for the Engineering Professors’ Council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (6th April, 2016) at Senate House, University of London...

News
30 Mar 2016

AAU Committee meeting followed by free Flight Simulation and Universities Seminar

The AAU Committee meeting will take place in the morning followed by the Seminar after lunch at 1215. Follow the links for a provisional agenda, directions and more details. The Chief...

Events
18 Mar 2016

OfQual AS and A Level Electronics consultation on Conditions and Guidance

This consultation ran from February to March 2016. This consultation is about the rules and guidance we plan to put in place for new GCSEs, AS and A levels in...

Consultations
26 Feb 2016

Engineers Without Borders: Declaration of Global Responsibility for Engineers workshop

Engineers Without Borders UK are co-organising two workshops with the University of Leeds Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics Centre during spring 2016 to develop a Declaration of Global Responsibility for Engineers. The...

Events
1 Feb 2016

Engineering UK: State of Engineering 2016

Engineering UK has published its annual round-up of ‚Äúthe State of Engineering‚ÄĚ. Its three overriding messages are: that¬†engineering and skilled engineers make a significant contribution¬†to the UK economy and its...

Reports
28 Jan 2016

Our position on the TEF

Thanks to all those who took the time to let us have their thoughts on the proposals for the Teaching Excellence Framework – and particularly to those who took part...

EPC policies
15 Jan 2016

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills ‚Äď Higher education: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice

This consultation ran from November 2015 to January 2016. This green paper sets out proposals to change the higher education landscape. The Department for Business. Innovation and Skills sought to...

Consultations
13 Jan 2016

PHEE 2016 Conference

The 2016 Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering Conference (PHEE), in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the IET, Savoy Place, London...

Events
11 Jan 2016

OfQual AS and A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics consultation on Conditions and Guidance

This consultation ran from December 2015 to January 2016. This consultation is about the rules and guidance we need to put in place for new AS and A levels in...

Consultations
16 Dec 2015

AS and A level reform: regulations for maths and further maths

Earlier this month, OfQual launched one of a series of consultations on AS and A level reform – specifically on maths, further maths and design and technology. This consultation is...

Consultations
14 Dec 2015

The role of EU membership in UK science and engineering research

The Engineering Professors’ Council and CaSE¬†launched a joint report in December, 2015¬†on the ‚ÄėRole of EU membership in UK science and engineering research‚Äô. ¬†Download the press release. The full report...

Campaigns
25 Nov 2015

Comprehensive Spending Review

Quick summary of today’s CSR The government will protect the ¬£4.7 billion science budget in real terms over the Parliament. Engineering mentions: Support will be provided to secure launch funding...

Campaigns
24 Nov 2015

UCL Centre for Engineering Education: New models in engineering education

Amidst continued discourse around a projected shortfall of engineering talent and talk of deregulation of HE coming from Government, this event seeks to explore how the higher education landscape may...

Events
12 Nov 2015 - 13 Nov 2015

EPC sectoral group Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) Conference 2015

Download programme Accommodation We have reserved accommodation for delegates at a special rate in the Orchard Hotel, which is on campus adjacent to the conference centre.  Please see the “more...

Events
11 Nov 2015

Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2015

The annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on 11th November 2015 convened by EPC Recruitment and Admissions sub Committee chair, Professor Mike Bramhall...

Events
5 Nov 2015 - 6 Nov 2015

3rd Annual Engineering Education Research (EER) Network Symposium

The Manufacturing Industry Education Research Group (MIERG) at the Institute for Manufacturing is hosting the 3rd Annual Engineering Education Research (EER) Network Symposium in Cambridge. The EER Network used to be...

Events
1 Nov 2015

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry on the influence of EU membership on UK science

This call for evidence ran from September 2015 to November 2015. The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, under the Chairmanship of Lord Selborne, conducted an inquiry into...

Consultations
30 Oct 2015

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Inquiry into quality assessment in Higher Education

The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee launched an inquiry into quality assessment in Higher Education (HE). The inquiry looked into proposed changes to quality assessment in universities and the...

Consultations
29 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015

World Congress on Engineering Education

This Congress is organized by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations ‚Äď Committee of Education in Engineering (WFEO-CEIE) in collaboration with the Federation of Lebanese Engineers (FLE), the Federation of...

Events
29 Oct 2015

The public PhD viva

In his article in the Times Higher on 22nd October, UCL’s Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Doctoral School, David Bogle, examines the concept of the public PhD...

News
29 Oct 2015

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - have your say

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) As we write, we’re still waiting for the much-trailed Green Paper from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which, alongside other issues which we’re...

Consultations
23 Oct 2015

AAU Student Conference and AGM 2015

The AAU Student Conference and AGM will be the grand finale event for the season. The Programme consists of the agendas for the Committee meeting & the AGM, and, the...

Events
22 Oct 2015

Westminster Higher Education Forum: The future for Postgraduate Taught education

Coming as the HE sector prepares for the introduction of student loans for taught postgraduate students in 2016, and as those in receipt of HEFCE’s interim bursaries begin their programmes,...

Events
29 Sep 2015

Engineering conversion course pilot scheme ‚Äď Invitation to bid for funding

HEFCE is inviting applications for new  funding to support the development of conversion courses in engineering (England only). This pilot scheme aims to help the higher education sector develop more...

News
28 Sep 2015

EPC former President Helen Atkinson meets Will.I.Am

September 15/16 2015 The Chinese Academy of Engineering recently hosted a major international summit on Global Grand Challenges, a series inspired by the  NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering , 14 ambitious goals...

Events
25 Sep 2015

The European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) invites feedback on position paper on engineering skills

SEFI invites comments and feedback on this Position Paper and a longer discussion paper which will be  available at  www.sefi.be  from  October.  Input  will  be  reviewed  by  the  SEFI  Working ...

News
18 Sep 2015

Programme analysis of HEFCE’s Postgraduate Support Scheme: Final report published

HEFCE has now published its report on the Postgraduate Support Scheme pilot. EPC members will recall that Paul Wakeling of the University of York was commissioned to conduct an evaluation...

Reports
18 Sep 2015

HEFCE: Future Approaches to Quality Assessment

This consultation ran from June to August 2015. This consultation sought to attain views on the proposals of the three higher education (HE) funding bodies in England, Wales and Northern...

Consultations
14 Sep 2015

Consultation on GCSE and A level Statistics

Dear all Consultations are also open on GCSE and A level Statistics.  Please find links to both below: Ofqual consultation DfE consultation

Consultations
10 Sep 2015

Consultation on reform of GCSE, AS and A level Electronics qualifications

Dear all, It was announced this morning that DfE has confirmed that the development work for the reformed GCSE, AS and A level Electronics qualifications will continue through to the...

Consultations
8 Sep 2015 - 10 Sep 2015

13th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2015)

Follow link for the call for papers. For more information, please follow the link http://www.icmr.org.uk/

Events
7 Sep 2015 - 11 Sep 2015

5th CEAS Air & Space Conference Challenges in European aerospace

From 7-11 September 2015 the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) will organize its fifth Air and Space Conference. CEAS represents 12 European Aerospace Societies with in total about 35.000...

Events
2 Sep 2015 - 4 Sep 2015

European Aeronautics Science Network Workshop

The 5th EASN International Workshop aims, like its acclaimed annual predecessors, to offer a forum for discussion and exchange of information about state-of-the-art research and development activities, this year in...

Events
2 Sep 2015 - 4 Sep 2015

European Aeronautics Science Network Workshop

The 5th EASN International Workshop aims, like its acclaimed annual predecessors, to offer a forum for discussion and exchange of information about state-of-the-art research and development activities, this year in...

Events
21 Aug 2015

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry on the science budget

The Science and Technology Committee undertook an inquiry into the Science Budget, and to report ahead of the Spending Review. The committee began by taking oral evidence in July 2015...

Consultations
31 Jul 2015

Children as Engineers - inspiring a generation...

‚ÄúI’ve really enjoyed this project because not only did I feel like I was teaching a class, I felt like I was teaching a generation.‚ÄĚ Student Engineer At its 2014...

Reports
30 Jul 2015

Pathways to success in engineering degrees and careers

The Royal Academy of Engineering has, this month, published its report “Pathways to success in engineering degrees and careers”. ¬†Members will recall the author, Dr Tim Bullough, of the University...

Reports
30 Jul 2015

GCSE reform: Design and Technology

This consultation seeks views on proposed subject content for GCSE design and technology which will be introduced for first teaching from September 2017. The proposed subject content requirements will become...

Discussions
30 Jul 2015

New GCSEs, AS and A levels for first teaching from 2017 - Engineering

These consultations ask for views on reformed subject content for a number of GCSE, AS and A level subjects which will be first taught in schools from 2017. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/gcse-and-a-level-reform-content-for-teaching-from-september-2017 and...

Discussions
10 Jul 2015

Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation

HM Treasury has published the report “Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation” or the Government’s “productivity plan”. In it, the Government says it will support the “fast spreading”...

Reports
9 Jul 2015

"Metrics cannot replace peer review in the next REF..."

The findings of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management have been published, concluding that “no set of numbers is likely to be able...

Reports
2 Jul 2015

HEA Engineering Enhancement Event

The Higher Education Academy is holding an Enhancement Event for academics in Higher Education in Cardiff on 2nd July.  There are a number of streams to the day including a...

Events
2 Jul 2015

HEA Engineering Enhancement Event

The Higher Education Academy is holding an Enhancement Event for academics in Higher Education in Cardiff on 2nd July.  There are a number of streams to the day including a...

Events
2 Jul 2015

Dowling Review of Business-University Collaboration

Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS has now published her Review of Business-University Research Collaboration, to which the Engineering Professors’ Council was one of very many contributors from across industry...

Reports
30 Jun 2015

Re-engineering engineering education

“Young people are like wet cement. Thinking in a systems way, thinking across disciplines and across political boundaries, is something that will be easier to teach if we start with...

News
22 Jun 2015

Royal Academy of Engineering: Innovation in Autonomous Systems

This latest in the Academy‚Äôs Innovation in… series of events will showcase a selection of some of the most recent advances in autonomous systems. It will focus on the potential...

Events
19 Jun 2015

BIS acknowledges work of EPC and RAEng in Perkins Review work

Asked by David Simpson (Upper Bann) Asked on: 10 June 2015 Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Engineering 1985 To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans...

News
15 Jun 2015

The Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a view from the judging panel - "I was impressed"

Like many academics, I have often struggled to know quite how to engage students so that they learn something of the essence of engineering, rather than simply turning the handle...

Events
11 Jun 2015

Wakeham Review of STEM degree accreditation and graduate employability

The announcement of the Government’s science and innovation strategy in December included a commission to establish a general review of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and a specific review...

News
29 May 2015

Ingenious resilience: messages for a new Government

Engineering matters to the UK economy, on both a regional and national level, and the profession is vital to maintaining the UK’s position in the world. ¬†It drives innovation, regional...

Consultations
29 May 2015

RAEng's industrial secondment success for EPC members

Congratulations to seven EPC members on securing a place in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Industrial Secondment scheme. The scheme will see them spending up to 12 months working onsite with...

News
29 May 2015

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Postgraduate study: student loans and other support

This consultation ran from March to May 2015. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills sought to attain views on a proposed loan system for postgraduate taught master’s students. Under...

Consultations
27 May 2015

The role of the university Technology Transfer Office (TTO), and why TTO-investor discussions can be difficult and take time to conclude.

Added to the Members’ Portal…¬†a useful briefing note for those of you involved in spin-outs and negotiations about intellectual property. ¬†Authored¬†by a number of sector bodies on knowledge transfer, it...

Research papers
26 May 2015

7 research areas marked by EPSRC for growth...

In case you’ve missed them….the EPSRC has identified 7 areas of engineering research for strategc focus and growth. ¬†For more, go to EPSRC research… Electrical motors and drives / electromagnetics...

Reports
22 May 2015

ACED Annual Heads of Department Meeting 2015

The 2015 meeting was held on 22 May 2015 at the IStructE offices at 47-58 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3P Programme Links to files from the meeting are below: Welcome to ACED...

Events
21 May 2015

AAU Committee Meeting and Seminar

The 2015 AAU Committee Meeting will be held on the 21st of May from 10am-midday in 2S601 at UWE, Bristol. Lunch will be from midday and the AAU Seminar will...

Events
20 May 2015

New "Engenius Film" added...

Dr Emma Carter of the University of Sheffield was one of the two winners of the EPC’s 2014 Engaging in Engineering public engagement grant awards. ¬†The latest of her series...

Toolkits
15 May 2015

RAEng Visiting Professors' Scheme - now open - closing date 16 June, 2015

Applications for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Visiting Professors’¬†scheme are currently open. “This industry-into-academia initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Professors to enhance student learning as well...

News
15 May 2015

IP for engineers...

Intellectual property is now featured in the Engineering Council’s Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) ‚ÄúProfessional Engineering Competence Guidance‚ÄĚ. ¬†The Intellectual Property Office have developed a useful toolkit for those...

Toolkits
27 Apr 2015 - 28 Apr 2015

Council of Professors and Heads of Computing Conference 2015

For details of the conference, follow the link http://cphc.ac.uk/what-we-do/conferences/conference-and-agm-2015/ 

Events
22 Apr 2015

Election 2015 - higher education in the parties' manifestos...

In the run up to the general election on 7th May, colleagues at the British Universities Finance Group (BUFDG) have prepared the following summary of what each political party has in...

Campaigns
20 Apr 2015

8th IMA Mathematical Education of Engineers

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONFERENCE FEES This Eighth MEE Conference will provide a full interactive one-day format covering current topics and initiatives of broad interest to the mathematical education...

Events
14 Apr 2015 - 15 Apr 2015

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2015

The 2015 Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2015 took place at the University of Salford's MediaCity Campus on 14/15 April 2015 with the theme: Skills for Impact.

Events
1 Apr 2015

New report published on the contribution of teaching to academic career advancement

Thanks to all members who contributed to this piece of research (and you did in numbers), published today by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The report, “Does teaching advance your...

Reports
23 Mar 2015

Free RAeS Education and Skills Seminar - 'Where are we now? Pre-election update on skills landscape'

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Education and Skills annual Spring seminar will take place on Monday 23 March at our London HQ, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ. Themed, “Where are we...

Events
19 Mar 2015

Pre election Budget 2015

The Engineering Professors‚Äô Council welcomes the Chancellor‚Äôs commitment to science and innovation. Engineering has proved to be the powerhouse of economic growth (Royal Academy of Engineering –¬† Engineering for a...

News
19 Mar 2015

University partners collaborate on £138M Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC) project

The UK Collaboration for Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC) is a £138 million capital investment that will be centred around the Olympic Park in Stratford and will include 13 university...

News
11 Mar 2015

REF funding implications starting to be announced...

With the Grant letter now issued, we’re awaiting the announcements about how the quality-related research funding will be divvie’d up between institutions based on the latest REF results. The Scottish...

News
9 Mar 2015

Westminster Higher Education Forum - addressing the STEM skills gap

I was pleased to be invited to represent ¬†Engineering Professors‚Äô Council members at the Westminster Higher Education Forum last week, on the subject of “Addressing the STEM Skills Gap”. I...

Campaigns
6 Mar 2015

New RAeS Spring fair - Career FLIGHTPATH LIVE

Visitor registration is now open for the Royal Aeronautical Society’s new Spring recruitment fair, Career FLIGHTPATH LIVE 2015 taking place at our HQ on Friday 6 March 2015. Careers FLIGHTPATH...

Events
5 Mar 2015

Student IP ‚Äď Creating an IP savvy workforce Paintworks, Bristol

This Intellectual Property Office (IPO) event will be held on 5th March 2015 at Paintworks, Bristol. The event will be a celebration of entrepreneurial spirit and provides an opportunity to...

Events
2 Mar 2015

Royal Academy of Engineering: Dowling Review of Business University Collaboration

A review examining how government can support the devlelopment of more effective collaborations between business and university researchers in he UK.

Consultations
27 Feb 2015

HEFCE: The future of quality assessment in Higher Education

The higher education funding bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland invited views on the future of quality assessment in higher education. This first stage sought to attain views on...

Consultations
25 Feb 2015

Westminster Higher Education Forum - Addressing the STEM skills gap

Timed to follow the publication of the ‘one year on’ report of the¬†Perkins’ Review of Engineering Skills, expected in late 2014, delegates at this conference will assess progress made by...

Events
18 Feb 2015

Tuition fee bursaries available for MScs - still time to apply

A reminder that tuition fee bursaries for aerospace engineering MScs are still available for study starting in academic year 2015-16, after which this scheme will close. Each worth up to...

News
26 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015

UK and Kazakhstan Early Researchers Workshop on Waste Utilisation and Treatment

Call for participation The University of Wolverhampton is pleased to be the coordinator of a British Council sponsored workshop, under the Newton-Al-Farabi Partnership Programme, to be held in Almaty-Kazakhstan between...

Events
23 Jan 2015

Fees for PhD programmes...a question...

Fees for doctoral students (ie home / EU PhDs) seem to be about £4k pa for the few universities I have looked at. Yet, fees for home / EU undergrad...

Discussions
16 Jan 2015

Royal Society-CaSE Science Ministers' Debate 2015

Engineering Professors’ Council incoming President Professor Stephanie Haywood and Executive Director Susan Kay attended CaSE’s Science Ministers’ debate at¬†the Royal Society, on 14th January. ¬†Some lively questioning – including one...

Events
15 Jan 2015

OfQual: The assessment of practical work in GCSE science

This consultation sets out proposals for how practical work in new GCSE science qualifications due to be taught from 2016 should be assessed. This is a consultation about the assessment...

Consultations
14 Jan 2015

PHEE 2015 Conference

The 2015 Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering Conference (PHEE), in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,...

Events
18 Dec 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014

To see how your institution has fared in each of the engineering Units of Assessment, click on the picture and download the Excel workbook (100kB).  You will need Excel version 10....

Resources
18 Dec 2014

Winter 2014 Newsletter now available with a round-up of the REF results for engineering...

Our winter 2014 newsletter is now available with a round-up of the year so far, an overview of the REF results for engineering, news of work on a postgraduate information...

News
17 Dec 2014

Science and innovation policy published...

HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have today, 17th December, 2014 published their¬†‚ÄúPlan for Growth ‚Äď science and innovation‚ÄĚ.¬† While its tone is reassuring, with a...

Reports
2 Dec 2014

Engineers can become talented physics teachers...and support the profession of Engineering...and can earn £20k while they train

In July 2011, the Institute of Physics was invited to the DfE for what we thought was going to be a routine consultation on physics teacher training numbers. In the...

Consultations
28 Nov 2014

Parliamentary and Scientific Committee lunch - a report and a personal view from incoming EPC President Professor Stephanie Haywood

I was delighted to attend the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee’s annual lunch at the House of Lords on behalf of the EPC on 26th November. ¬†We were wondering why security...

Events
18 Nov 2014

MSc Aerospace bursaries

The AeroMSc bursary scheme pays tuition fees for MScs in aerospace for study starting next academic year 2015-16. Applications are open now at www.raeng.org.uk. Please make your eligible STEM graduates...

News
14 Nov 2014 - 15 Nov 2014

WES student engineers conference

For more information on this Women in STEM conference for female engineering students, please download the flyer.

Events
10 Nov 2014

Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2014

The annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 10th November 2014 convened by EPC Recruitment and Admissions Sub Committee chair, Professor Mike Bramhall.

Events
3 Nov 2014

Perkins Review One Year On Report launched at Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2014

An impressive group¬†gathered at Shell UK’s London headquarters this morning (3rd November, 2014) to launch Tomorrow’s Engineers week 2014. Erik Bonino, Chairman of Shell UK (pictured) and Vince Cable the...

Events
3 Nov 2014

Engineering Skills: Perkins Review Progress Report published

Last year, The Perkins Review of Engineering Skills was launched. This report aimed to unite educators and employers within the engineering field to improve the supply and quality of engineering...

Reports
30 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

EPC Sectoral Group - ACED Annual Conference 2014

The annual ACED Conference will take place this year on the 30th and 31st of October 2014 at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus.  The flyer gives...

Events
28 Oct 2014

The Universe of Engineering - call to action

October, 2014.  The Royal Academy of Engineering has published its report: The Universe of Engineering Рa call to action. The engineering profession has undergone profound changes over the past...

Campaigns
24 Oct 2014

EPC Sectoral Group - Association of Aerospace Universities: student prize

As in the last two years, the AAU will be running the John Barnes Conference for students who have just completed an Individual Project on their degree; however, this year...

Events
24 Oct 2014

Student Conference & the John Barnes Trophy Competition

The Student Conference & the John Barnes Trophy Competition will be held at the Association of Aerospace Universities (AAU) HQ at the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) at Cranfield after the...

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