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Engage, January 2022

‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession’ – launch of new report

Published: 24/01/2022

An online launch event to mark publication of this report will be held at 6pm on 21 February, free to attend and open to all those working in engineering. This will include a panel discussion with Professor Bogle, Chi Onwurah MP, Engineering Council Chairman Professor Chris Atkin CEng FRAeS FREng, Dr Ollie Folayan CEng FIChemE, co-founder of AFBE-UK, and others. …

Registrants recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List

Registrants recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List

Published: 14/01/2022

The UK Honours system recognises the extraordinary achievements and service of individuals. The recent New Year’s Honours List includes a number of registrants. The engineers included on this list work in many different fields and specialisms, but have all achieved distinguished contributions to the UK. The Chair, trustees and staff of the Engineering Council would like to congratulate all …

Thomas Wallis wins 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Thomas Wallis wins 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Published: 24/01/2022

Lt Cdr Thomas Wallis MEng IEng MIET RN has won the 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award for his work with the Royal Navy. The annual award goes to an outstanding individual who has achieved professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) in the past year. Each professional engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council can nominate one candidate for the honour …

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Published: 10/01/2022

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the 2021 winner of the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award for the best new female Chartered Engineer (CEng), Eleanor Earl CEng MICE, Civil Engineer at Arup. …

UK and Australia sign trade deal – benefits for engineering mobility

UK and Australia sign trade deal – benefits for engineering mobility

Published: 20/12/2021

The Engineering Council welcomes the announcement of a UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), particularly the recognition of the essential role that professional services play in facilitating trade and investment. …

Engineering Council becomes home of Professional Engineer (PEng) designation

Engineering Council becomes home of Professional Engineer (PEng) designation

Published: 15/12/2021

Further to an agreed Deed of Assignment being signed with the Society of Professional Engineers (SPE) as part of their recent winding down, the Engineering Council has now been granted legal rights to the Professional Engineer title and PEng designation. …

Registrant wins WES prize at IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2021

Registrant wins WES prize at IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2021

Published: 03/12/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate Eftychia Koursari IEng MICE on winning the Women's Engineering  (WES) Prize at the 2021 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. …

IET’s National Conference focuses on competence

IET’s National Conference focuses on competence

Published: 28/01/2022

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is delivering their National Conference for Electrotechnical and Building Safety Competence virtually, in two parts. The first part will take place on Monday 31 January, from 1.30–4.00pm. The event aims to bring together experts working in safety critical roles, with a key focus on individual competence, accountability and continuing professional development (CPD). …

Government consultation on cyber resilience

Government consultation on cyber resilience

Published: 27/01/2022

The Engineering Council has been pleased to advise the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the formation of the UK Cyber Security Council, the new self-regulatory body for the UK's cyber security profession. The government is consulting on proposals for legislative changes which would drive up levels of cyber resilience, particularly in organisations which play an important role in the UK economy. It is also asking for views on how be …

IChemE at 100: celebrating a century of achievements, a future of success

IChemE at 100: celebrating a century of achievements, a future of success

Published: 04/01/2022

2022 marks the centenary of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) with this milestone providing a timely opportunity to celebrate the profession, the achievements of chemical engineers over the last 100 years, and a future of success. …

Online Safety Bill – policy briefing from BCS

Online Safety Bill – policy briefing from BCS

Published: 15/12/2021

The Online Safety Bill completed its Committee stage in parliament. The Bill is one of the UK’s most far-reaching attempts to regulate online content, and the results are likely to impact far beyond the UK. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, have produced a policy briefing assessing the Bill, which has the potential to significantly change both how online platforms are responding to risks to users …