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Women in engineering – INWED 2021

Published: 21/06/2021

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June 2021. This annual awareness day exists to raise the profile of female engineers and technicians, spotlighting their achievements in engineering. The theme for 2021 is Engineering Heroes. To celebrate #INWED21, 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. …

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Published: 25/05/2021

A new study, published by the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), reveals that studying an Engineering degree gives individuals a greater boost to social mobility when compared to other subjects. The EPC’s Chief Executive, Johnny Rich, commented: "We have found clear evidence that Engineering makes a significant contribution to social justice for its graduates – perhaps to a greater extent than almost any other discipline in higher education." …

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Published: 10/05/2021

Applications for the annual Karen Burt Memorial Award, presented by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), are now open. The winner will be awarded £1,000. …

Updated guidance on sustainability and D&I framework

Updated guidance on sustainability and D&I framework

Published: 16/04/2021

The Engineering Council has published updated Guidance on Sustainability as part of its suite of guidance for practicing engineers. This document and others in the suite may be useful to academics and engineering students. The guidance covers areas which students who have completed accredited programmes will expect to demonstrate learning outcomes in. Other guidance in the suite covers the topics of whistleblowing, security, safety and risk, …

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Published: 12/03/2021

Nominations are now open for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer (YWE) awards 2021. These high-profile awards recognise exceptional engineering talent from women working in the UK aged between 18 – 35 years old. Finalists and winners participate in high profile events, increasing their professional networks while showcasing a greater diversity of role models across the breadth of UK engineering. …

Registrant becomes Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalist

Registrant becomes Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalist

Published: 04/03/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrant Neera Kukadia CEng MIMechE and the other five finalists on being recognised in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. These annual awards recognise the contributions of exceptional female engineers working in the UK. Neera Kukadia CEng MIMechE is a Project Engineer at Transport for London. She works in the Major Projects Directorate, where she is currently managing works on the Ele …

Coding Black Females join BCS

Coding Black Females join BCS

Published: 03/03/2021

Seventy-five members of Coding Black Females (CBF) have joined BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in a move to create more visible role models for women working in the industry. Black women make up less than 1% of the IT industry according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS); overall, 20% of the industry’s workforce is female. …

Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards to be announced in June

Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards to be announced in June

Published: 07/02/2021

Nominations have now closed for the Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards (WE50), run by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). This annual event invited nominations from the general public, before an expert panel selects this year’s top 50. The awards ceremony will take place virtually on International Women in Engineering DAY (INWED), 23 June. …

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Published: 28/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Science Council are pleased to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0, new and updated for 2021. …

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Published: 17/11/2020

Wednesday 18 November is the third international LGBTQ+ STEM day, celebrating the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer or questioning people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To mark the occasion, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) along with InterEngineering, will be running a panel discussion on both the engineering response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the contribution of LGBTQ+ engineers in meeting those challenges. …

New online engineering careers hub announced

New online engineering careers hub announced

Published: 06/11/2020

As the eighth annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week comes to a close, Engineering UK has announced it will launch a new online hub for engineering careers information. The resource, which will go live later this month, will have free information and guidance aimed at young people and organisations working with young people. …