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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. …

MacRobert Award won by DnaNudge, British pioneer of rapid, lab-free COVID-19 testing

MacRobert Award won by DnaNudge, British pioneer of rapid, lab-free COVID-19 testing

Published: 06/07/2021

London start-up DnaNudge has been named as the winner of the 2021 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering innovation. DnaNudge was honoured for the development of its pioneering consumer genetics technology, which was then adapted to deliver a rapid, lab-free RT-PCR COVID-19 test to NHS hospitals. …

Building Safety Bill presented to House of Commons

Building Safety Bill presented to House of Commons

Published: 05/07/2021

The Building Safety Bill is expected to be presented to the House of Commons after 3.30pm today, in a statement by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. …

Big Bang Competition announces GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year winner

Big Bang Competition announces GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year winner

Published: 24/06/2021

A student from Rugby has been awarded the top prize in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition. Kaede Sugano, a Year 12 student, was crowned GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year for her project, ‘RIHLA’ …

New data suggests increase in number of women working in engineering

New data suggests increase in number of women working in engineering

Published: 23/06/2021

New analysis from EngineeringUK has shown 14.5% of those working in engineering are female, which is an increase from 12% as reported in 2018. The latest data is taken from the Labour Force Survey Q3 2020 shows that the proportion of women working in engineering has increased …

Royal Air Force - INWED 2021

Royal Air Force - INWED 2021

Published: 22/06/2021

To mark International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), the Royal Air Force has shared this case study of Elizabeth Clark, who is a Communications and Electronics Engineer and the lead Safety Engineering for Air Command Battlespace Management. …