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Engage - December 2023

New guidance launched to support neurodivergent applicants for registration

Published: 28/11/2023

The Engineering Council has recently launched its new “Guidance Note on supporting neurodivergent applicants for registration” at an event held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on 30 October. The event saw influential members from licensed professional engineering institutions (Licensees) and the wider engineering profession come together to learn more about and discuss the new piece of regulatory guidance.

The guidance has been written by an Engineering Council working group composed of practising engineers with lived experience of neurodivergent traits and conditions, and Licensee staff working on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and related topics.

We were delighted to have an expert in the field, Professor Amanda Kirby, present on the importance of considering neurodiversity within the engineering industry and wider society. Professor Kirby explained how, building on the guidance, Licensees can implement adjustments that enable equitable access to professional registration.