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3 Oct 2014

Engineering Professors' Council Patron receives prestigious award

Congratulations to Professor Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor of Aston University and Patron of the Engineering Professors’ Council on the award of the Leonardo da Vinci Medal by the European...

News
30 Sep 2014

UNIVERSITIES UK: Student funding panel

The reforms to higher education aimed to put students at the heart of the system and ensure quality and value for money for students. The Panel will be considering the...

Consultations
30 Sep 2014

HM Treasury and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Science and Innovation Strategy 2014

Long term strategy to make the UK the best place in the world for science and business.

Consultations
16 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

SEFI Annual Conference 2014

The SEFI annual Conference 2014 (“Educating Engineers for Global Competitiveness”) will take place at the University of Birmingham between 15th and 19th September and will incorporate the Biennial EE Conference....

Events
15 Sep 2014 - 17 Sep 2014

10th European Conference on Coal Research

Please see this Coal Research Forum E-mailshot No.17, (2014), with the Announcement of the Registration and Programme for the Coal Research Forum’s biennial conference, “10th European Conference on Coal Research...

Events
9 Sep 2014 - 11 Sep 2014

12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2014)

The 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2014, www.icmr2014.com) will be held at Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK from 9th to 11th September 2014. Initiated by the Consortium of...

Events
9 Sep 2014 - 10 Sep 2014

2014 Vitae Researcher Development International Conference

The 2014 Vitae Researcher Development International Conference is being held on the 9-10 September in Manchester, UK The conference will address the strategic and practical implications of the following themes:  Policy developments...

Events
1 Aug 2014

Perkins Review - university-business interaction survey...please help...

The Perkins Review’s Task and Finish Group on developing university-business interaction led by Professor Julia King FREng is examining how relationships might be developed to even better ensure that students are equipped...

Reports
31 Jul 2014

Catherine Hobbs in The Engineer, 8 July, 2014

EPC Engineering Education and Employability committee member and Perkins Group contributor on specialist skills, Catherine Hobbs (Head of Department, UWE) was featured in The Engineer, 18 July, 2014 edition, detailing...

Campaigns
30 Jul 2014

OfQual: Completing GCSE, AS and A Level Reform

This consultation is about what needs to be settled so that the reform of GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in England can be completed

Consultations
30 Jul 2014

DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION AND SKILLS: proposals for long-term capital investment

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills' ambition is to make the UK the best place in the world to do science and research. This is why the government is...

Consultations
29 Jul 2014

Professor John Perkins' Review of Engineering Skills

Professor John Perkins FREng is the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).  His Review of Engineering Skills was published in November, 2013.  The review endorses the...

News
17 Jul 2014

Lords express disappointment as Government rejects Committee's findings on immigration policies

Earlier this year, the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee conducted an inquiry into the impact of the changes to immigration regulations on international STEM students.  As a...

News
16 Jul 2014

The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) welcomes the appointment of Greg Clark MP as Minister for Universities, Science and Cities

The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) welcomes the appointment of Greg Clark MP as Minister for Universities, Science and Cities Professor Simon Hodgson, President of the EPC, said: “We’re looking forward...

News
8 Jul 2014

RAEng-EPSRC study on assessing the economic returns to the UK of investment in engineering research and associated training

In the spirit of evidence-based policy development, the RAEng and the EPSRC have joined forces in a project chaired by Professor John Fisher CBE FREng, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University...

Reports
2 Jul 2014 - 3 Jul 2014

HEA annual conference 2014

The conference marks the tenth anniversary of the HEA and asks what the past ten years can tell us about what the next ten years might bring. The event will...

Events
28 Jun 2014 - 6 Jul 2014

Lasham Human Powered Flight Rally

Come and join a team that is putting in two entries for the rally. Starting mid to end of May come and help prepare the aircraft in Tisbury. Participate as...

Events
27 Jun 2014

Engineers can become talented maths teachers...and support the profession of Engineering...and can earn ÂŁ25k while they train

Mathematics is an essential component of an engineering education. In the past, a number of engineering students have found the application of mathematics to what is an essentially practical subject,...

Campaigns
18 Jun 2014

HEA Workshop: Simulations, virtual worlds and augmented reality

Do you want to know more about using digital technologies in learning and teaching? If you want to explore innovative uses of digital technologies to enhance your teaching practice, don’t...

Events
11 Jun 2014

HEA Workshop: Flexible and seamless learning

Do you want to know more about using digital technologies in learning and teaching? If you want to explore innovative uses of digital technologies to enhance your teaching practice, don’t...

Events
10 Jun 2014

HEA Workshop: Online Assessment and feedback

Do you want to know more about using digital technologies in learning and teaching? If you want to explore innovative uses of digital technologies to enhance your teaching practice, don’t...

Events
4 Jun 2014

HEA STEM Strategies for Better Lectures - a workshop for European academic practitioners, 4 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium

A didactic 50 minute lecture that seeks only to transmit information to a generally passive audience is rarely the most effective way to facilitate learning. Contact time with students is...

Events
3 Jun 2014

Guardian league tables out today - how did you do?

Engineering – chemical Engineering – civil Engineering – electronic and electrical Engineering- general Engineering-materials and mineral Engineering – mechanical …remember, this one doesn’t include any research metrics – it includes...

Data
20 May 2014

UK Engineering Education Research Special Interest Group Symposium 2014

The Engineering Education Research Special Interest Group’s second annual symposium will be taking place at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne on May 20th 2014. Attendance is free, but numbers are...

Events
14 May 2014

Postgraduates (and others) who teach: Engineering and Materials

This one day workshop is designed for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Engineering and...

Events
8 May 2014

New! Excellence in Postgraduate Engineering Education - Manufacturing, Materials and Design

Defining and achieving excellence in postgraduate education has received little attention as research surrounding best practice has typically targeted undergraduate education. This event will bring together experts from across the...

Events
8 May 2014

“Engineering graduates have been taught to pass exams rather than being given useful skills” - EPC responds

EPC responded to “Engineering graduates have been taught to pass exams rather than being given useful skills” criticism, in The Engineer, 8 May, 2014.

Campaigns
7 May 2014

EPC responds to "Engineering graduates have been taught to pass exams rather than being given useful skills" criticism

Not sure how many of you picked up the story on the BBC today: Engineering group warns on skills shortage… We know a few did because some members were perturbed...

News
2 May 2014

Engaging in Engineering awards 2014

As one of the initiatives to celebrate its 20th Anniversary in its current form, the Engineering Professors’ Council offered its members the opportunity to bid for funding for public engagement projects which: help share...

Events
30 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014

HEA STEM Technician of the Year Awards

University technical staff make a vital contribution to the success of their institution on many fronts, not least the teaching and learning experience. To recognise this, the Higher Education Academy...

Events
30 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014

HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014

Our colleagues at Higher Education Academy (HEA) STEM will be holding their annual conference next year at the University of Edinburgh on 30 April – 1 May 2014. Its theme...

Events
30 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014

HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey - Final Call for papers

  The Higher Education Academy   The HEA STEM conference entitled “Enhancing the STEM Student Journey” will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 30 April – 1 May...

Events
30 Apr 2014

House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s inquiry into Business-University collaboration

The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has announced a new inquiry into Business-University collaboration.

Consultations
28 Apr 2014

Laura Pickard in The Engineer, 28 April 2014

EPC 20th Anniversary Award Winner Laura Pickard’s winning essay was featured in The Engineer, 28 April, 2014. You can read the article here.

Campaigns
24 Apr 2014

Enhancing employability through contact with practice

Through a series of brief presentations and structured discussions, this event contrasts the benefits and challenges of work placements with alternative forms of contact with practice including internships, simulated work...

Events
23 Apr 2014

EPC Sectoral Group ACED: Joint Meeting of ACED, ICE and IStructE

One of the key events of the ACED calendar is the Joint Meeting held each Spring by ACED, ICE and IStructE. Heads of Civil & Structural Engineering Departments are invited...

Events
15 Apr 2014

EPC-AAU Flight Simulation and the Universities Seminar

The Aerospace Sectoral Group Event by the Engineering Professors’ Council and the Flight Simulation and Universities Seminar by RAeS’s Flight Simulation Group will be held, along with the next AAU Committee Meeting,...

Events
11 Apr 2014

House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry into international STEM students

The Engineering Professors’ Council welcomes the conclusions of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into international STEM students. The Council presented strong evidence, both oral and written,...

Reports
10 Apr 2014

Highly commended

We were delighted by the response we received to the competition which was exceedingly challenging – in terms of volume – but enjoyable to judge.  In addition to our three...

Opinions
8 Apr 2014

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2014

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress took place at the University of Glasgow on 8/9 April 2014 with the theme: Engaging in Engineering.

Events
8 Apr 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

The agenda and papers for the meeting may now be downloaded here. Agenda and papers A copy of the following notice was circulated to members on 7th March, 2014. NOTICE...

Events
2 Apr 2014

Should we be paying more attention to conversion rather than recruitment?

Interesting report published today by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB): Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK’.  It’s the first in...

Reports
1 Apr 2014 - 9 Jun 2015

Universities Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Challenge

The UNIVERSITIES UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) CHALLENGE will take place in summer 2015, at WROUGHTON AIRFIELD KEY DATES: April 2014 – Team sign-up June 2014 – EXPO Event September 2014...

Events
1 Apr 2014

House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee's inquiry into Business-University collaboration

The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has announced a new inquiry into Business-University collaboration. On 28 January 2014, the Committee held a one-off evidence session on Fraunhofer...

Opinions
6 Dec 2013

SET for Britain

The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, of which EPC is a member, has launched its call for submissions to “SET for BRITAIN” which will be held in the House of Commons...

Events
11 Mar 2014

HEA STEM Tackling transition in Engineering

Making the transition from sixth form at school or college into university education can be challenging for students. Evidence from good practice across the United Kingdom suggests that collaboration between...

Events
28 Feb 2014

Susan Kay in Nature, Feb 2014

Susan Kay, Executive Director, was interviewed for an article in Nature (Feb 2014) on the impact of changes to immigration policy on UK science and engineering.

Campaigns
28 Feb 2014

House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology : Inquiry into impact of immigration policy on STEM students

The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, under the Chairmanship of Lord Krebs, is conducted a short inquiry into the effect on international science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

Consultations
22 Feb 2014

Engineering Professors' Council position statement on Maths and Further Maths A level reform

The Engineering Professors’ Council-chaired Mathematics Working Group has just published its position statement on Maths and Further Maths A level reform. Do let us have your views… Mathematics and further...

News
10 Feb 2014

Review of UK-SPEC completed

The new edition of UK-SPEC is now available the Engineering Council’s website and can be accessed via: https://www.engc.org.uk/engcdocuments/internet/website/UK-SPEC%20third%20edition%20(1).pdf In keeping with the strong support for the previous edition, unnecessary changes...

Research papers
7 Feb 2014

HEA STEM (Engineering): Effective Pedagogy: Learning from Students’ Ways of Thinking and Practising in Engineering

This event is funded as part of the HEA STEM workshop and seminar series 2013-14. The workshop is free to attend for delegates from both HEA subscribing and non-subscribing institutions...

Events
1 Feb 2014

HEA Technician of the Year Awards Closing Date

Technician of the Year Awards Launch: 2 September 2013 Closing date: 1 February 2014 In recognition of the valuable role technicians have in supporting the student learning experience the Higher...

Events
30 Jan 2014

Do YOU think your university values engineering...?

Nearly two thirds of staff said they did in the survey carried out by the Times Higher Education and published on 30 January, 2014.  In fact, engineering and technology did...

Opinions
8 Jan 2014

PHEE 2014 Conference

The 2014 PHEE Conference, in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the IMechE, Birdcage Walk, London on 8th January, 2014.  The presentations...

Events
11 Dec 2013

The role of teaching excellence and industry and societal impact work on academic selection and promotion

Do you have an opinion on this? Here’s your chance to have your say. The Royal Academy of Engineering, supported by the EPC, is conducting a study which is looking...

Opinions
11 Dec 2013

Top tips for understanding engineering research...

Did anyone see the article “Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims” in Nature in November (by William J. Sutherland, David Spiegelhalter and Mark Burgman)? It claimed  that “this list will...

Opinions
11 Dec 2013

The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow

The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow are generously supporting our student competition: the Engineering Professors’ Council and The Hammermen of Glasgow Student Awards. The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow originally...

News
6 Dec 2013

Fellowships for Growth: Building UK Leadership in Engineering

Professor John Perkins’ review of engineering skills has now been published. He endorsed the widely accepted view that engineers add flexibility and resilience to our economy, enable people to take advantage of...

Consultations
6 Dec 2013

Subject Benchmark Review 2013-15

The subject benchmark statement for engineering was last revised in November 2010, replacing the previous version published in June 2006.  In order to ensure the continuing currency of subject benchmark...

Reports
6 Dec 2013

UK engineering giants collaborate to support economic growth

Leading technology businesses, engineering bodies, and the government are to collaborate on a campaign to support growth in UK engineering businesses and promote engineering careers. Engineering for Growth is a partner...

Campaigns
28 Nov 2013

The future for UK manufacturing - challenges ahead for policy following the Foresight Project

Westminster Business Forum Keynote Seminar The future for UK manufacturing – challenges ahead for policy following the Foresight Project with Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government...

Events
15 Nov 2013 - 16 Nov 2013

Student Women Engineers 2 Day Conference

Brought to you by the Women’s Engineering Society in association with Aston University. Event flyer.

Events
11 Nov 2013

Westminster Higher Education Forum - Implementing Open Access

Guest of Honour: Professor Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford and Chair, UK Open Access Implementation Group Delegates at this timely seminar will assess the challenges and opportunities presented by...

Events
11 Nov 2013

Doubling capacity in UK HE engineering departments

Thanks to the very many of you who took time out to respond to the question posed to us by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) through our...

Reports
7 Nov 2013

Susan Kay in Times Higher Education

Susan Kay, Executive Director, was quoted in Jack Grove’s article in The Times Higher Education, on the latest (2013/14) enrolment figures to UK engineering departments. Engineering recruitment back on track...

Campaigns
4 Nov 2013

Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2013

The Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 4th November 2013.

Events
1 Nov 2013

Engineering Council: Accreditation of HE Programmes (AHEP) review - opportunity to contribute

During 2013, the Engineering Council is undertaking the periodic five year review of several key documents including The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP). We consulted initially on this AHEP review...

Consultations
31 Oct 2013 - 1 Nov 2013

1st International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 The 1st International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE) will be held in Porto, Portugal on October 31st-November 1st, under the theme “Education...

Events
16 Oct 2013

Witty Review published

The final report of The Witty Review of universities and economic growth has been published this week, following preliminary findings earlier in the year.  The independent review, headed by Sir...

Reports
11 Oct 2013

EPC welcomes capital funding for science and engineering

We welcome the announcement by David Willetts on 30 September that ÂŁ400 million will be invested in higher education science and engineering teaching facilities, including ÂŁ200 million by HEFCE in...

News
8 Oct 2013 - 10 Oct 2013

6th ICEBE - International Conference on Engineering and Business Education

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 The 6th ICEBE will be held in Windhoek, Namibia on October 8-10. Over the past decade, this event has offered a unique opportunity for academics, business...

Events
25 Sep 2013

20th Anniversary Awards 2014

In 2014, the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) will be celebrating 20 years since the joining together of the Engineering Professors’ Conference and the Committee for Engineering in Polytechnics in 1994....

Events
25 Sep 2013

Should "engineer" be a protected title?

…this seems to be a question that’s come up a lot recently. During 2011 the Board of the Engineering Council established a working group to consider issues relating to the status...

Opinions
19 Sep 2013 - 20 Sep 2013

International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2013

The 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013) The International Conference on Manufacturing Research is a major event for academics and industrialists engaged in manufacturing research.  Held annually in the UK...

Events
16 Sep 2013

Different approaches to engineering doctorates across Europe

Our “roving reporter” and Chair of the Engineering Education, Employability and Skills sub Committee at the EPC, Clive Neal-Sturgess has been on the road again.  This time, he was representing...

Events
6 Sep 2013

The AQA A level science HE Expert Panel

Just a quick update on the work of one of our new Committee members, Mike Bramhall, on behalf of the Engineering Professors’ Council…. The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) has...

News
5 Sep 2013 - 6 Sep 2013

15th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education

The 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will bring together representatives from education, design practice, industry and government agencies that have an interest in developing new approaches...

Events
30 Aug 2013

Government review of the balance of competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union: call for evidence – research and development

The Foreign Secretary launched the Balance of Competences Review in Parliament on 12 July 2012. This follows the Coalition’s commitment to examine the balance of competences between the UK and...

Consultations
18 Jul 2013

Feedback to members of our input to CaSE meeting with Science Minister

The Campaign for Science and Engineering, of which EPC is a subscribing member, met recently with David Willetts, having collated input from its members.  Here is their summary of the...

Campaigns
8 Jul 2013

HEA STEM Event (Engineering and Materials): Workshop for postgraduate students who teach

The day will include sessions on: Assessment and Feedback, OER (Open Educational Resources), Teaching for Diversity, Facilitating Small Group Teaching, & Professional Development and the HEA.

Events
4 Jul 2013 - 6 Jul 2013

2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium

The 2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES2013) will be held on 4-6 July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur. This symposium follows ICREE 2007 in Hawaii, USA, REES 2008 in Davos,...

Events
2 Jul 2013 - 3 Jul 2013

4th International Research Symposium on Problem Based Learning

The 4th International Research Symposium on Problem Based Learning will be organised on July 2-3 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in collaboration with the...

Events
2 Jul 2013

Universities UK International Conference: report from EPC Chair of EES working group

Our “roving reporter” Professor Clive Neal-Sturgess reports from the International Conference held at UUK last week. Well, the headline was that Europe is “back on the agenda” with the UK  so heavily...

Events
2 Jul 2013

BIS announces "investment in postgraduate study"

ÂŁ75 million investment in removing barriers to postgraduate study Students from disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported in postgraduate study with up to ÂŁ125 million of extra funding, Universities and Science...

News
26 Jun 2013 - 28 Jun 2013

2013 Annual Meeting of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS)

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) will be held June 26-28 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. The main event will be...

Events
24 Jun 2013

2013 Manufacturing Professors Forum and Dinner

We now have a strong programme for our 10th annual meeting around the theme ‘The Future of Manufacturing’. Speakers will include the manufacturing heads from BIS, EPSRC and TSB, industrialists from...

Events
14 Jun 2013

HEA Event: Building Confident Engineers

Successful engineering graduates require confidence in order to solve new problems, work with colleagues and excel in their careers. It has also been identified that confident engineering graduates are more...

Events
9 Jun 2013 - 11 Jun 2013

2013 EFMD Annual Conference

The 2013 EFMD Annual Conference will be held in Brussels, BE on June, 9-11. Please check back for information on the program, hotel, and registration in early 2013. Theme: Does...

Events
6 Jun 2013 - 7 Jun 2013

REM Vienna 2013

The 14th international Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics will take place in Vienna on the 6th & 7th of June 2013. The event will be organised by the...

Events
4 Jun 2013 - 7 Jun 2013

Joint Conference ERSCP-EMSU: ‘Bridges for a more sustainable future: uniting continents and societies’ 5th University - Business Forum

Joint Conference ERSCP-EMSU: ‘Bridges for a more sustainable future: uniting continents and societies’ Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 The ERSCP-EMSU 2013 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, 4-7 June 2013. The...

Events
31 May 2013 - 1 Jun 2013

57th ECCE General Meeting

The 57th ECCE General Meeting will be held in Porto, Portugal on May 31- June 1. For more information go to www.ecceengineers.eu.

Events
30 May 2013

Funded young researchers refused entry to UK, professional body warns

Jack Grove, Times Higher Education, reports on EPC’s concerns about the impact of the visa regulations on research capacity “Funded young researchers refused entry to UK, professional body warns” (30...

Campaigns
29 May 2013 - 31 May 2013

45th EUCEN Conference

The 45th EUCEN Conference will be held in the University of Geneva, Charmey, Switzerland on May 29‐31, 2013 and is organised by the European Universities Continuing Education Network.   Transferring...

Events
22 May 2013

HE Academy event: Changing the Learning Landscape - Social Media in Engineering & Mathematics

Academic staff who teach or directly manage degree programmes in the Engineering & Mathematics disciplines are invited to book onto the Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) workshop ‘Social Media in...

Events
20 May 2013

New Committee members 2013/14

We are delighted to welcome three new faces to the EPC Committee for 2013/14.   Professors Mike Bramhall and Colin Turner join us as elected members and Professor Peter Excell...

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