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28 Jan 2013

HEFCE Grant Letter 2013/14

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Minister for Universities and Science have has now confirmed funding allocations and the Government’s priorities for higher education...

News
28 Jan 2013

REF 2014

UK higher education institutions (HEIs) plan to submit the work of a slightly increased number of their staff for assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), compared with the...

Research papers
28 Jan 2013

Election of SEFI President

We are delighted to announce that EPC Committee member, Professor Kamel Hawwash (University of Birmingham) has been elected Vice President and President Elect of the European Society of Engineering Education (SEFI). SEFI...

News
15 Jan 2013

End of term reports

End of term reports… UCAS has published its end of cycle report for 2012, the year which its Chief Executive Mary Curnock Cook called “one of the most complex and challenging years...

Reports
15 Jan 2013

Engineering UK: the state of engineering 2013

Engineering UK Engineering UK’s annual flagship report Engineering UK: the state of engineering 2013 was launched on 3rd December. It projects that engineering companies will have 2.74 million job openings from 2010...

Research papers
15 Jan 2013

IMechE scholarships and studentships

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Each year, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) supports the educational and development needs of students and graduates with scholarships and awards totalling £400,000.  This includes...

News
14 Jan 2013

Ideas for student projects

Check out Bespoken from the Blackwood Foundation for details of how to get involved in its Design Challenge.  Brunel, Coventry and Loughborough Universities are already involved and it’s a good source of...

Resources
9 Jan 2013

PHOMME 2013 Conference

The 2013 PHOMME Conference, in conjunction with PHEE (Professors and Heads of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) was held at the IET Savoy Place, London on 9th January 2013.

Events
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...

News
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...

News
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...

Campaigns
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...

Events
17 Dec 2012

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

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a ÂŁ600M injection into the UK’s scientific research infrastructure in his Autumn Statement. The money is directed at eight strands of research outlined by the...

News
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...

Events
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 http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2012/cl312012/....

Resources
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...

Events
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,...

Campaigns
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 ÂŁ60m investment in UK universities to help our most pioneering scientists and engineers create successful businesses from their research, improve...

News
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...

Campaigns
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...

Reports
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...

Events
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,...

Events
7 Nov 2012

Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2012

The Recruitment and Admissions Forum took place at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 7th November 2012.  The theme was "Uncertain times in university recruitment and admissions: protecting the future...

Events
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...

News
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;...

News
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...

News
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...

Events
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...

Events
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...

Events
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.

Reports
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...

News
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...

News
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.

Reports
24 Sep 2012

Online engineering courses?

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

News
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...

Events
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...

Events
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...

Events
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’...

Campaigns
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”...

Reports
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...

Consultations
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...

Events
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...

Reports
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...

Events
17 Apr 2012 - 18 Apr 2012

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2012

The Engineering Professors Council Annual Congress 2012 took place at the University of Leicester on 17/18 April 2012.

Events
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.  

Campaigns
5 Oct 2011

REF consultation

Consultations
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’.

Campaigns
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.

Campaigns
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.

Campaigns
19 May 2011

Consultation on: Green Paper - Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding

This public consultation was launched on the basis of a Green Paper entitled ‘From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding’. Over 2.000...

Consultations
12 Apr 2011

Engineering Professors’ Council Annual Congress 2011

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2011 was held on 12th April 2011 at London South Bank University.

Events
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...

Events
13 Apr 2010 - 14 Apr 2010

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2010

The Engineering Professors Council Annual Congress 2010 was held at Loughborough University between the 13th and 14th April.

Events
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...

Events
21 Apr 2009 - 22 Apr 2009

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2009

The Engineering Professors Council Annual Congress 2009 was held at Heriot Watt University between the 21st and 22nd April.

Events
1 Apr 2008 - 2 Apr 2008

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2008

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2008 was held at Warwick University from 1st to 2nd April.

Events
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...

Events
27 Mar 2007 - 28 Mar 2007

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2007

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2007 was held at the University of Leeds between the 27th and 28th March.

Events
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.

Campaigns
3 Apr 2006 - 5 Apr 2006

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2006

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2006  was held at the University of Staffordshire between the 3rd and 5th April.

Events
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...

Events
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...

Events
4 Apr 2004 - 6 Apr 2004

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2004

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2004 was held at Cardiff University between the 4th and 6th April.

Events
14 Apr 2003 - 16 Apr 2003

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2003

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2003 was held at the University of Surrey between the 14th and 16th April.

Events
7 Jan 2003

PHEE 2003 Conference

The 2003 PHEE Conference, in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the IET Savoy Place, London on 7th January 2003.

Events
25 Mar 2002 - 27 Mar 2002

Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2002

The Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2002 was held at Durham University between the 25th and 27th March.

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