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New report uncovers parents’ influence on young people on attitudes to engineering

Published: 27/04/2022

Young people’s perceptions of engineering are strongly associated with their parents’ opinion of engineering, according to EngineeringUK’s latest Engineering Brand Monitor. For the first time, the Engineering Brand Monitor has linked the responses from over 4,000 young people and their parents. It highlights: young people whose parents said they know what engineers do were more than twice as likely to express an interest in an engineering career than those whose parents said they did not …

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair

Published: 12/04/2022

The Big Bang Fair, the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people, is seeking volunteers to help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. Over 30,000 young people are expected at the event – billed as the STEM event of the year. The Big Bang Fair couldn't run without enthusiastic and expert volunteers – just like you. …

The Big Bang competition open for entries

The Big Bang competition open for entries

Published: 31/03/2022

The Big Bang competition is looking for STEM projects that will transform people’s lives – and the pioneering young minds that invent them. The Big Bang Competition is the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition and is open to anyone aged 11-19 in full time education in the UK. …

Pocket Guide to Professional Registration 2021/22

Pocket Guide to Professional Registration 2021/22

Published: 29/11/2021

The latest edition of the Engineering Council's 'Pocket Guide to Professional Registration 2021/22' (sometimes known as 'the Pink Book') is now complete and available to download from our website. …

Inspiring the next generation - Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2021

Inspiring the next generation - Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2021

Published: 29/11/2021

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week returned for its ninth year, from 8 to 12 November 2021. Taking inspiration from COP26, #TEWeek21 looked at how engineers and engineering can contribute to tackling climate change and achieving net zero. …

An open letter to the Government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage

An open letter to the Government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage

Published: 17/11/2021

The Engineering Council has today joined forces with over 150 world-leading engineers, scientists and technology giants to urge the Government to urge the Government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage by embedding engineering into current primary school learning and support #EngineeringKidsFutures. …

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. …

Pocket Guide to Professional Registration

Pocket Guide to Professional Registration

Published: 05/11/2021

The latest edition of the Pocket Guide to Professional Registration (sometimes known as the Pink Book) is now available on the Engineering Council’s website. Reformatted for easy reading on screen, this contains updated profiles of all the professional engineering institutions and Professional Affiliates, as well as a …

Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) joint accreditation visits

Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) joint accreditation visits

Published: 05/11/2021

Higher Education Institutions seeking accreditation by three or more professional engineering institutions for a single programme or group of related programmes can request an EAB visit. EAB visits are intended only for consideration of degree programmes against AHEP learning outcomes …

Implementation of revised Engineering Council Standards – AHEP and AAQA

Implementation of revised Engineering Council Standards – AHEP and AAQA

Published: 28/10/2021

Following publication of the fourth edition of Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP), Higher Education providers with accreditation visits held before September 2024 can request accreditation against either old or new learning outcomes …