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9 Jan 2013

Improving the employment chances of our graduates

With Engineering UK’s forecast that we need to nearly double the number of engineering graduates to meet demand from employers in the near term (more of which below), do take...

Research papers
9 Jan 2013

Chancellor's Autumn Statement

While we welcome the additional funding announced for science and engineering in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, CaSE have published an interim analysis of Government spending on science since the 2010 Spending...

9 Jan 2013

HESA to make REF-eligible staff statistics available...

Times Higher Education 9 January, 2013 The proportion of staff submitted by each unit of assessment to the 2014 research excellence framework will become clear for the first time after...

3 Jan 2013

Fred Maillardet - Times Higher Education

EPC former President and committee member Professor Fred Maillardet responds to reports of the “abolition” of examinations in HE – not so for engineering. Made to Measure. Times Higher Education 3rd...

17 Dec 2012 - 18 Dec 2012

HE Academy: Undertaking Pedagogic Research in the HE STEM Disciplines

On the 7/8 June 2012, the National HE STEM Programme, in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry and sigma, held a two-day workshop aimed at supporting those wishing to...

17 Dec 2012

Welcome boost for science and engineering... but some concerns

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £600M injection into the UK’s scientific research infrastructure in his Autumn Statement. The money is directed at eight strands of research outlined by the...

6 Dec 2012

Westminster Higher Education Forum event: the way forward for STEM subjects for higher education

Timed to follow both the House of Lords Science and Technology Sub-Committee Inquiry and subsequent Government response, delegates will look at the quality and content of STEM degree programmes; how...

27 Nov 2012

Funding opportunities

For HEIs/academic staff 30 November, 2012 Higher education’s contribution to economic growth: Invitation to submit expressions of interest for funding through the Catalyst Fund.  Deadline 24 January 2013.  See

22 Nov 2012

Green skills for Green Jobs Summit

The summit will bring together key stakeholders from government, business and academia to establish how the UK is preparing to take the lead in the global green skills race. Whilst...

18 Nov 2012

Dik Morling in The Sunday Times

An EPC 2012/13 early enrolments poll and quote from Professor Dik Morling, Chair of EPC’s Admissions Working Group was included in an article in The Sunday Times of 18 November,...

15 Nov 2012

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee: Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects Report mentioned in The Telegraph

In December 2011, The House of Lords Science and Technology Sub-Committee, under the chairmanship of Lord Willis of Knaresborough, opened an inquiry into higher education in STEM subjects (science, technology,...

Press & media
15 Nov 2012

Impact acceleration accounts

15 November, 2012 Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced a £60m investment in UK universities to help our most pioneering scientists and engineers create successful businesses from their research, improve...

15 Nov 2012

"Spanner in the industrial works as engineering degrees lose traction" - Times Higher Education

EPC 2012/13 early enrolments poll indicating faltering demand from overseas students and the financial implications for engineering departments was reported by Jack Grove in the article “Spanner in the industrial...

14 Nov 2012

A level reform

The Engineering Professors’ Council response was one of the almost 1,000 submissions to this consultation which ran for 3 months over the summer of this year. The outcome was announced...

12 Nov 2012

International Student Recruitment: Understanding and Complying with the Points Based Immigration System

International Student Recruitment: Understanding and Complying with the Points Based Immigration System Central London Monday 12th November 2012 Event Details  Website  Register to Attend Earlier this year, new measures designed...

8 Nov 2012

The Future of Postgraduate Education

Westminster Higher Education Forum 17 October 2012: The Future for Postgraduate Education There is clearly widespread concern about the lack of progress on funding for postgraduate education.   On 17th October,...

7 Nov 2012

EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum

Uncertain times in university recruitment and admissions: protecting the future supply of graduate engineers. Download agenda

2 Nov 2012

Osborne support for new vocational qualifications

Published: 12:10am, 2nd November 2012 Updated: 11:07am, 2nd November 2012 New vocational qualifications in engineering will help Britain thrive in the global economy, Chancellor George Osborne has said. The Royal...

1 Nov 2012

House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee - oral evidence on engineering skills

On 24th October 2012, the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee heard oral evidence on the inquiry into engineering skills. “We compete in a high labour cost economy;...

22 Oct 2012

Improving social mobility...

The Milburn Report: University Challenge:  How Higher Education Can  Advance Social Mobility was published earlier this month.  In it, the importance of foundation degrees in supporting those from disadvantaged social...

18 Oct 2012

Westminster Higher Education Forum event: the way forward for graduate employability

Bringing together key policymakers with stakeholders – including university leaders and careers advice staff, graduate recruiters and social mobility groups – this seminar will provide an opportunity to consider how...

18 Oct 2012 - 19 Oct 2012

ACED Conference 2012

The ACED Annual Conference was held on 18-19 October 2012  at the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Programme Session 1a – Attitudes to Assessment (Panel Session) Educationalist view – Yaz...

17 Oct 2012

Westminster Higher Education Forum event: The Future for Post-graduate education

As Government implements the recommendations of Sir Adrian Smith’s March 2010 review, this timely seminar focuses on the future of post-graduate education in the UK, at both Master’s and doctoral...

11 Oct 2012

US study shows that people who majored in engineering had the highest earnings of any bachelor’s degree field

The field of bachelor’s degree makes a considerable difference in a college graduate’s annual earnings, according to 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11 Oct 2012

Messages about maths education and the contribution of engineering to the economy are the same over the pond...

One of the aerospace industry's most respected leaders said Wednesday that government and industry badly need to take steps to reform the U.S. education system to dramatically boost teaching of...

11 Oct 2012

...but a somewhat different situation in university recruitment of engineering professors in the US compared with the UK...

Purdue University plans to hire more than 100 new engineering professors and boost engineering enrolment by 10 percent over the next five years to help move the school to the...

10 Oct 2012

Built in Britain: has Britain finally rediscovered its great tradition of epic engineering?

Victorian Britain was famous for its magnificent feats of engineering, but over a century later our once groundbreaking systems are aged and creaking. In this two part series, Evan Davis...

Press & media
2 Oct 2012

Royal Academy of Engineering publishes report...

…on the importance of engineering skills to the economy.  Read it here: Jobs and growth: the importance of engineering skills to the UK.

24 Sep 2012

Online engineering courses?

The American Society for Engineering Education reports that Columbia University is to offer engineering courses through Coursera.

13 Sep 2012 - 14 Sep 2012

HEA STEM: New to Teaching (NTT) residential workshop

This two-day residential workshop is intended for teaching staff who are newly-appointed within the last three years to an academic post in materials and engineering subjects at UK HEIs. The...

11 Sep 2012 - 13 Sep 2012

International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2012

The International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2012 will take place on the 11-13 September 2012 at Aston University. There will be a strong emphasis on industrial relevance and senior executives...

4 Sep 2012

HEA STEM: Transitions, employability and professional identity: case study in architecture

The seminar will showcase and reflect on learning activities with level 4 architecture students to introduce them both to higher education and the construction of a professional identity. It will...

13 Aug 2012

Mathematics for Engineering: Entry to Engineering Advisory Panel

Entry to Engineering Advisory Panel Mathematics is a subject of enormous importance to the education of engineers in all disciplines. This importance is illustrated by the fact the Engineering Professors’...

6 Aug 2012

Output standards

In response to concerns expressed by Government, employers and the Engineering Council over the lack of a common format for the articulation of the output standards of engineering graduates, the...

EPC policies
3 Aug 2012

Open access issues...

Two complementary reports were published in June addressing the issue of Open Access from different perspectives.  Firstly the Finch Report “Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications”...

24 Jul 2012

House of Lords Report: Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects: published 24 July 2012

“The Government in their Plan for Growth attach great importance to education and hi-tech industry in order to create jobs and prosperity. The jobs of the future will increasingly require...

25 May 2012

Preparing for the Comprehensive Spending Review

Event: CaSE Roundtable Discussion: Spending Review 2013 Date: 25th May, 2012 Speakers: Dr Graeme Reid, Head of Research Funding, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills   Professor Alan Hughes, Director...

10 May 2012

HE STEM Programme: Designing the Future - Engineering Education Colloquia series (End of project case study)

A key objective of The Designing the Future project was to improve Engineering capability in the UK. The project sought to achieve this by presenting a concise and practical agenda...

23 Apr 2012

ACED Annual Heads of Department meeting 2012

The 2012 meeting was held on 23 April 2012, ICE, Great George Street, London Programme Links to files from the meeting are below: Session 1 – Harnessing the energy of...

6 Mar 2012

Holly Else - "Learning to live with the reforms"

Holly Else has recently interviewed our President Professor Helen Atkinson, and her resulting published article entitled “Learning to live with the reforms” can be found here.  

5 Oct 2011

REF consultation

18 Aug 2011

Paul Jump in Times Higher Education

Paul Jump has written an article in the 18th August 2011 issue of  Times Higher Education entitled ‘Engineering a solution to turbulence’.

24 Jun 2011

Helen Atkinson in the Public Service Review

An article entitled “Something’s not adding up” was written by EPC President, Professor Helen Atkinson and recently published in the Public Service Review: UK Science & Technology 03.

1 Jun 2011

Helen Atkinson in Ingenia magazine

EPC President, Professor Helen Atkinson, has had an article – “The Wolf Review On Vocational Education” – published in the June 2011 edition of Ingenia magazine.

27 Apr 2010

ACED Annual Heads of Department meeting 2010

The 2010 meeting was held on 27 April 2010, ICE, Great George Street, London Links to files from the meeting are below. Programme: Session 1 – What should be taught...

12 Nov 2009 - 13 Nov 2009

ACED 2009 Conference

The 2009 conference took place on 12th and 13th November 2009 at Cardiff University. The organiser was Prof. Robert Lark. Programme Links to files from the conference are below: Session...

2 May 2007

ACED Annual Heads of Department meeting 2007

  A joint ACED / ICE / IStructE Heads of Department meeting took place on Wednesday 2nd May 2007 at IStructE, London. The following presentations were made available by the...

24 May 2006

Tony Unsworth’s letter to The Times

Read former President Tony Unsworth’s letter to The Times on the contribution of engineering degrees to widening career choices.

5 Oct 2005 - 6 Oct 2005

ACED Conference 2005

The 2005 ACED Annual Conference and AGM took place in October at Coventry University. Conference Programme: Day 1: Professor Adrian Long (Queens University Belfast and Head of Civil Engineering RAE...

6 Oct 2004 - 7 Oct 2004

ACED Conference 2004

The 2004 ACED Annual Conference and AGM took place in October at the University of Plymouth. Ms Deborah Seddon (ICE): ‘ICE – Present and Future; an update for ACED’ Miss...

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