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EPC Congress: Engineering Change


The Annual Congress is the big event in the EPC calendar – an opportunity to network, gain and share insights and stay in touch with developments in policy and practice in engineering teaching, research and innovation. The event is not to be missed by engineering academics in UK higher education, whether you’re a senior professor or have recently joined the profession.

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Speakers

Katy Turff
Katy Turff Head of Professional Standards at Engineering Council
Professor Anna Scaife
Professor Anna Scaife Co-Director Policy@Manchester at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester
Dr Lisa Brodie
Dr Lisa Brodie Head of Department at University of the West of England
Dr Helen Ewles
Dr Helen Ewles Senior Policy Advisor - Research and Innovation at Royal Academy of Engineering
Panel 2: Tom McEwan
Panel 2: Tom McEwan Senior Researcher at Policy Connect
Panel 1: Professor Chris Atkin
Panel 1: Professor Chris Atkin Chairman, Engineering Council at City, University of London
Professor Sarah Spurgeon OBE
Professor Sarah Spurgeon OBE EPC President and Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UCL at UCL
Debbie McVitty
Debbie McVitty Editor at Wonkhe
Professor Gill Cooke
Professor Gill Cooke Head of Teaching, School of Engineering at University of Warwick
Professor Colin Turner
Professor Colin Turner EPC President Elect and Head of School for Engineering and Professor of Engineering Education, Ulster University at Ulster University
Steve Cross
Steve Cross Comedian and Troublemaker at Science Showoff
Christopher R G Wooster
Christopher R G Wooster Process Engineer at Projective Ltd
Dr Peter Bonfield
Dr Peter Bonfield Vice-Chancellor and President at University of Westminster
Panel 1: Prof. Anne Marie Jolly
Panel 1: Prof. Anne Marie Jolly Professor Responsible for the WG accreditation at SEFI at
David Willetts
David Willetts former Minister for Universities and Science at
David Sweeney
David Sweeney Executive Chair at Research England
Nick Hillman
Nick Hillman Director at Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
Dr Heiko Struebing
Dr Heiko Struebing Manager, Artificial Intelligence at PwC
Baroness Brown of Cambridge
Baroness Brown of Cambridge Chair of STEM Learning at STEM Learning Ltd
UK Government Security Advisor
UK Government Security Advisor UK Government Security Advisor at
Panel 2: Bob Tricklebank
Panel 2: Bob Tricklebank Technical Training Manager at Dyson Institute
Panel 2:Franziska von Blumenthal
Panel 2:Franziska von Blumenthal Policy & Research Manager at Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
Professor Elanor Huntington
Professor Elanor Huntington Dean at Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Neil Cooke
Dr Neil Cooke Deputy Director School of Engineering Teaching and Learning Centre at University of Birmingham
Panel 2 Chair: Prof. Mike Sutcliffe
Panel 2 Chair: Prof. Mike Sutcliffe Chair Elect of EPC Engineering Education & Employability Skills Committee at Engineering Professors' Council
Professor Gordon Masterton
Professor Gordon Masterton Deacon and Professor of Future Infrastructure, University of Edinburgh at Glasgow Incorporation of Hammermen
Panel 1 Chair: Dr Georgina Harris
Panel 1 Chair: Dr Georgina Harris Chair of EPC Recruitment and Admissions Committee at The Open University
Chair: Johnny Rich
Chair: Johnny Rich Chief Executive at Engineering Professors' Council
Chair: Nick Hillman
Chair: Nick Hillman Director at Higher Education Pollicy Institute
Host: Prof John Mitchell
Host: Prof John Mitchell Vice Dean (Education) and Co-Director of the Centre for Engineering Education at UCL Engineering
Iain Mansfield
Iain Mansfield Contributing Editor, Wonkhe and former Civil Servant responsible for TEF at
Professor Carsten Maple
Professor Carsten Maple Immediate Past Chair, EPC Sectoral Group: The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC) at University of Warwick
Dr Graham Herries
Dr Graham Herries Director of Digital Technologies at Engineering Excellence Group, Laing O'Rourke
Dr Matthew Ingleby
Dr Matthew Ingleby Lecturer and Bloomsbury expert at Queen Mary University of London
Professor Alan Smith
Professor Alan Smith Director of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute and Faculty Head of Business Development at Sheffield Hallam University

Schedule

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and refreshments

08:30 - 09:15

Plenary 2: How can world class research have more impact on policy?

G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

Iain Mansfield

09:15 - 10:15

Panel 4: AI Disruption in the Engineering Sector

G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

10:15 - 10:30

Refreshments

10:30 - 11:45

Panel 5: Leading Change in Engineering Education - New Model Approaches

G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

11:45 - 12:00

Closing Remarks

G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

Professor Colin Turner

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

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