EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2019

EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2019

The 2019 Recruitment and Admissions Forum will be held at University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea, on 27th November 2019. The EPC’s annual Recruitment and Admissions Forum is the must-attend event for staff at all levels in engineering departments who share the responsibility for attracting, selecting, admitting and retaining students.

 

Book your place now

 

Highlights of this year’s programme include:

  • New data and analysis on student admissions patterns in Engineering, revealing previously unexplored trends (drawn from Dr Tim Bullough’s ground-breaking research, which he will present)
  • Professor Vikki Boliver, whose work on context admissions has been highly influential on OfS’s guidance on access
  • Nicola Turner MBE, Head of Access & Participation, Office for Students
  • The latest findings from EPC’s exclusive Enrolment Survey: the first snapshot of 2019/20 recruitment.

The full programme is available here.

Following its success in 2018, delegates are now invited to submit, share and network over recruitment and admissions posters. Poster presentation should focus on one of the four key strands of the forum:

  • ATTRACTION
  • ADMISSIONS
  • RECRUITMENT
  • RETENTION

The delegate fee (£99 non-EPC members, £75 members) will be waived for one delegate per poster where poster submissions are successful. Note that space is limited and submission is not a guarantee of acceptance.

 

Submit your poster presentation outline now!

 

For more details and to reserve your space, with or without a poster, please visit our booking site.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All staff involved in recruitment and admissions in any engineering discipline – from early career staff through lecturers and researchers to department heads, deans of faculties, PVCs and VCs – anyone with an interest in recruitment and admissions who wishes to network with colleagues, develop their professional practice and stay on top of best practice.

The event is also open to non-academics working in engineering or in professional bodies, who have an interest in the talent pipeline.

Please note: the EPC is dedicated to supporting early careers staff and so we are offering heavily discounted delegate tickets to individuals who have been working in engineering in UK universities for less than five years.

 Are you an early career staff?  Why should you attend?

Aside from covering contemporary research and admissions topics through the hand-picked line up of speakers and  the excellent networking opportunities this is a chance for you to directly interact with your engineering academic peers. Each presentation/talk will be followed by discussion of the topics in smaller groups meaning that you will actively discuss the current topic with your peers. We will capture the essence of the discussions using Padlet and Twitter to encourage the discussions to continue after the individual sessions end.

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EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2019

 

Submit your poster presentation outline now! 

 

Following its success in 2018, delegates are now invited to submit, share and network over recruitment and admissions posters. Poster presentation should focus on one of the four key strands of the forum:

ATTRACTION

ADMISSIONS

RECRUITMENT

RETENTION

Poster submissions can now be submitted using this form.

The delegate fee (£99 non-EPC members, £75 members) will be waived for delegates whose poster submissions are successful. Note that space is limited and submission is not a guarantee of acceptance.

 

Submit your poster presentation outline now!

 

09.15 - 09.45

Registration and refreshments

 

 

09.45 - 10.00

WELCOME

Professor Medwin Hughes, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

10.00 - 10.30

PLENARY: Working title Engineering Entry Qualifications Research

Dr Tim Bullough, University of Liverpool

 

10.30 - 11.30

DATA HACK SESSION 1: Evidence-based recruitment and admissions practice

Dr Tim Bullough, University of Liverpool

 

11.30 - 11.45

Refreshments and networking

 

11.45 - 12.45

DATA HACK SESSION 2: Evidence-based recruitment and admissions practice

Dr Tim Bullough, University of Liverpool

 

12.45 - 13.30

Lunch and poster presentations

 

13.30 – 13.40

 

 

 

13.40 – 13.50

 

13.50 - 14.30

MADE project: An insight into UWTSD’s international innovation to enable those already in industry to study level 7 and MSE programmes

TBC, UWTSD

 

UPDATE: EPC / IET New initiative

 

LAUNCH: EPC engineering enrolments survey results 2019

Stella Fowler, Engineering Professors’ Council

 

14.30 - 15.15

PLENARY: Access and participation in a fixed-size market: a subject approach

Nicola Turner MBE, Head of Access & Participation, Office for Students

 

15.15 - 15.30

Refreshments and networking

 

15.30 - 16.15

KEYNOTE: Contextualised admissions

Professor Vikki Boliver, Durham University Evidence Centre for Education

 

16.15 - 16.30

ROUNDUP AND CLOSE

Richard Morgan, Vice Chair of EPC Recruitment and Admissions Committee and Programme Director, School of Engineering, University of Wales Trinity St David

 

 

EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum day ticket £75.00
EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum day ticket (Early Career Staff) £37.50
EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum day ticket (non-member) £99.00

EPC Recruitment and Admissions Forum 2019

UWTSD Swansea campus is at the heart of the city and just a short walk from the city's main train and bus stations. For more information on getting there, please see their website.

The IQ building is building 10 on this campus map.

The two most convenient overnight accommodation options are:

 

  • Premier Inn Swansea Waterfront (approximately 10min walk from the university campus)

The Waterfront Development,

Langdon Road,

Swansea

SA1 8QY

 

  • Village Hotels (approximately 10 min walk from the university campus)

Langdon Road,

Swansea,

SA1 8QY

 

More details to follow.