Since the launch in April, the UCL Centre for Engineering Education has made good progress.
The Centre was recently awarded a grant of £55K from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation to organise a Symposium bringing together experts in Engineering Education Research and Practice from around the world. The Centre aims to be at the forefront of the emerging UK community in this area as it aims to reach the levels of recognition and funding that is enjoyed, for example, in the US. The Symposium will be held in Summer, 2016.
The Centre held its inaugural Conversation event at the Institute of Education on 28th September. Bringing together high calibre speakers and audience, the event asked searching questions about the capacity of the Engineering profession to deliver on ambitious government targets for take up of apprentices.
The following Conversation, held on 24th November and hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, explored New Models in Engineering Education, focusing on the impact of opening up the HE market to new providers.
The next Conversation is scheduled for 23rd February 2016 and with explore the impact of Design in Engineering Education.
Dr. Paul Greening, Director of the Centre said:
“The Centre has evolved immensely since the launch in April 2015, with the success of the Conversation Series and the plans for the MSc. We are excited to see what 2016 holds.”
More information about the Centre and its activities can be found on the CEE website: www.ucl.ac.uk/centre-for-engineering-education