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Women in engineering – INWED 2022

Published: 23/06/2022

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June 2022. This annual awareness day exists to raise the profile of female engineers and technicians, spotlighting their achievements in engineering. To celebrate #INWED22, we have spoken to some of our talented and inspiring women registrants about their motivations, their careers, and how their work is shaping the world. …

‘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). …

Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

Published: 20/07/2021

The Institute of Water continues its series of ‘Black Voices in the Water Industry’ webinars with a discussion between Ian McAulay, CEO of Southern Water and Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water. The first three events resulted in a video capturing the highlights and aimed at attracting allies and making a difference. Next Ian and Peter will discuss what their organisations are doing to raise awareness of and combat racism and to support under-represented groups both in the workplace …

Hamilton Commission report published, 'Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport'

Hamilton Commission report published, 'Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport'

Published: 13/07/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched the Hamilton Commission research report, Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport The research, led by the RAEng over a period of 10 months, included a survey of ~2,450 young people (over a third of whom were from Black backgrounds) and interviews with 100 young people. …