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Dame Stephanie Shirley and Ray Ozzie receive distinguished fellowship from Chartered Institute for IT

Published: 25/11/2021

Global IT entrepreneur and workplace revolutionary turned ardent philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, and software industry pioneer Ray Ozzie have been awarded Distinguished Fellowships from the professional body for IT. The awards are given by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to individuals whose contribution to computing is seen in terms of major importance to the overall development of computing, with substantial personal recognition through peer review over a substantial and sustai …

What does Net Zero mean?

What does Net Zero mean?

Published: 24/11/2021

The built environment in the UK and around the world is increasingly committed to achieve Net Zero buildings. To deliver real progress, we need to agree on what this means, in practice and in the detail. …

Engineering and manufacturing route review published

Engineering and manufacturing route review published

Published: 19/11/2021

Updates and improvements planned for around 50 engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships have been unveiled in an influential new report focused on how to support the full spectrum of current and future skills training needs for these vital sectors. …

‘Low-regrets framework’ to support urgent climate change action published

‘Low-regrets framework’ to support urgent climate change action published

Published: 12/11/2021

The National Engineering Policy Centre, a partnership of 43 engineering organisations led by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), has published a ‘low-regrets’ framework to guide government decisions on tackling carbon emissions across the UK. The framework will assist with identifying policy options to help put the country on a pathway to net zero. …

Lottie dolls learning with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Lottie dolls learning with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Published: 11/11/2021

This week a team of toy dolls are trying their hands at engineering jobs around the UK and beyond. Volunteer engineers and technicians from Women’s Engineering Society (WES) are sharing what their jobs look like (with help from their very special guests) on social media using the hashtag #WESLottieTour. The Lottie dolls are on tour around different jobs and organisations, showcasing the variety and breadth of engineering careers. …

Climate Change – Harnessing the promise of future engineers

Climate Change – Harnessing the promise of future engineers

Published: 09/11/2021

Industrialisation brought transformative benefits that have enabled us to get the life that we know today, but at great cost to the planet and, unless we act fast, the future generations that will inhabit it. …

Nominations for 2022 Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) prizes now open

Nominations for 2022 Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) prizes now open

Published: 23/09/2021

Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) prizes and medals recognise excellent engineering wherever it might be found. The celebration of engineering excellence is key to demonstrating the relevance of engineering to society today and inspiring the next generation of engineers. …

Report gives key recommendations to improve diversity and inclusion across the sector

Report gives key recommendations to improve diversity and inclusion across the sector

Published: 15/09/2021

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is gradually progressing across engineering and scientific bodies, but data collection remains a challenge, according to a recent report. The Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework Report 2021, co-published by The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Science Council, follows up on the first Progression Framework benchmarking exercise, carried out in 2017. …

Industry and peer reviewed Standards support post-16 engineering education

Industry and peer reviewed Standards support post-16 engineering education

Published: 13/08/2021

The Engineering Council’s Standards can help learners, their parents, careers advisors and employers to navigate the rapidly-changing landscape of post-16 qualifications. …

New central register and certification scheme for Building Safety Managers launched

New central register and certification scheme for Building Safety Managers launched

Published: 27/07/2021

An independent industry led ‘not for profit’ organisation, the Building Safety Alliance, has been launched with the purpose of implementing the certification of competent individuals wishing to deliver the role of building safety manager (BSM) and a publicly accessible register of those certified by the scheme. …

'Infection resilient environments: Buildings that keep us healthy and safe'

'Infection resilient environments: Buildings that keep us healthy and safe'

Published: 22/07/2021

Good ventilation inside public buildings and on transport systems is essential to reducing the risk of Covid-19 and other infections, according to a report published by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC). …