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Call for evidence on teachers

Call for evidence on teachers

Published: 15/06/2016

In May 2016 the Home Secretary wrote to the chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and commissioned it to examine whether there is a shortage of teachers or teachers in specific subjects which it would be sensible to fill through non-European Economic Area (EEA) migration. The MAC has issued a call for evidence in relation to this commission. …

A technical consultation seeks views on TEF Year Two proposals

A technical consultation seeks views on TEF Year Two proposals

Published: 15/06/2016

A technical consultation published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in May is seeking views on its detailed proposals for the operation of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in Year Two. …

BIS calling for evidence of demand for accelerated courses and switching university or degree

BIS calling for evidence of demand for accelerated courses and switching university or degree

Published: 15/06/2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a consultation on how switching university or degree course can be made easier, and the possibility of having a greater number of accelerated degrees. …

HEFCE consultation on teaching funding

HEFCE consultation on teaching funding

Published: 15/06/2016

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is consulting on proposals that relate to teaching funding to improve access to Higher Education (HE) and successful student outcomes, including support for students wishing to progress to taught postgraduate study. …

EPC working group on Work Based Learning

EPC working group on Work Based Learning

Published: 15/06/2016

An Engineering Professors Council (EPC) working group is looking at developing an online resource for engineering teaching staff to provide information about Degree Apprenticeships. …

Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2016

Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2016

Published: 15/06/2016

The 2016 Engineering Professors’ Council Congress will be hosted by the University of Hull and is being held on 5 and 6 September. …

Internal changes at the Engineering Council

Internal changes at the Engineering Council

Published: 14/06/2016

There have recently been some internal changes and new recruits at the Engineering Council. After four very busy years running the Policy and Standards team at the Engineering Council, Deborah Seddon has decided to move to a part time role.. …

EAB Activity

EAB Activity

Published: 14/06/2016

The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) facilitates joint degree accreditation visits involving several professional engineering institutions. Four EAB accreditation visits have been undertaken so far in 2016. …

EUR-ACE® label for accredited degrees

EUR-ACE® label for accredited degrees

Published: 14/06/2016

Following a EUR-ACE® review in 2014, the Engineering Council has been given an unconditional extension by the Administrative Council of the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE). …

Royal Academy of Engineering states action on diversity and inclusion is imperative

Royal Academy of Engineering states action on diversity and inclusion is imperative

Published: 09/06/2016

According to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the scale of the UK skills shortage in engineering, coupled with a current engineering workforce that is 92% male and 94% white, creates a need for action to improve diversity and inclusion within the profession at all levels. …