Engineering Professors’ Council Congress 2014 – Engaging in Engineering

Event Date: 8 – 9 April 2014

Univerity of Glasgow
G12 8QQ



The Engineering Professors’ Council presents:

Engineering Professors’ Council Congress 2014

Engaging in Engineering

Professor John Perkins’ review of the provision of engineering skills in the UK economy was published in November 2013. The review endorses the widely accepted view that substantially increasing the supply of engineers entering the labour market would benefit the UK economy. “This would help the economy to be more flexible and resilient, and enable more people to take up new opportunities that technological change presents“.

Come and hear how Professor Perkins is getting on with implementing the recommendations of the review, hear what the next generation of engineers think about it and secure your opportunity (via our workshops) to shape the outcome of the Perkins implementation project on Specialist Skills (focusing on the development and funding of postgraduate programmes) which is being led by the Engineering Professors’ Council.

The consultation on deciding the priorities for the capital funding allocation in the next Government spending round will also be live during Congress, so we’ll be holding a session which will enable us to capture the views of our community and shape our response.  So – lots of opportunities to influence a number of important issues.

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. To mark the event, we’re offering some awards: an essay prize for students (in collaboration with the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow) and a public engagement grant award – Engaging in Engineering –  for staff, to which students and staff of EPC member institutions are invited to enter/apply appropriately. The winners of the student essay prize will be announced at Congress and the finalists for up to two Engaging in Engineering grants will be pitching their applications to Congress delegates who will have the opportunity to vote for the winners…

Recorded programme:

Introduction by Professor  Helen Atkinson CBE FREng (Engineering Professors’ Council and University of Leicester):


Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne (Deputy CEO, CRAC) – Improving the diversity of the engineering workforce


Panel discussion with  Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne (Deputy CEO, CRAC), Dr David Docherty (Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business), Stephen Isherwood (Association of Graduate Recruiters) and Dr Jan Peters (Katalytik):


Distinguished Guest Lecture : Sir John Parker GBE FREng (President of the Royal Academy of  Engineering and Chair of Anglo American) – Engineering for Growth


Keynote lecture: Professor John Perkins CBE FREng – Engineering Skills in the UK


The first prize winner of the Engineering Professors’ Council and The Hammermen of Glasgow student essay, Laura Pickard:


Questions and answers: Professor John Perkins and winner and runner-up from the Student Awards Laura Pickard, Julia Attwood and Eleanor Earl:

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