UCL Centre for Engineering Education


Engineering Change: EPC Congress 2019

13 May 2019–15 May 2019, 4:30 pm–2:00 pm

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Paula Broome


Engineering Front Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

The EPC is delighted to launch the EPC Annual Congress 2019 which will help us navigate unprecedented engineering change to both survive and shape the policy environment. This year’s Congress will be held from 13th to 15th May 2019. This year, we are generously hosted by University College London in Central London and with the kind support of the Institution of Engineering & Technology.

Bookings are now being taken via the UCL store. Book now to secure your early bird discount of up to £50 – Early Bird discounts now extended until 15th April. More information on ticket types, eligibility and accommodation (not included) can be found here. Bookings for the free public lecture ONLY can be made here. You don’t need to register for this separately if you are attending Congress.

The Annual Congress is the big event in the EPC calendar – an opportunity to network, gain and share insights and stay in touch with developments in policy and practice in teaching, research and innovation.  The event is not to be missed by engineering academics in UK higher education, whether you’re a senior professor or have recently joined the profession.

This year, we are pleased to announce an extraordinary line-up of confirmed sector influencers including:

  • Lord Willetts, former Minister for Universities and Science
  • Julia King DBE, Baroness Brown of Cambridge
  • Professor Chris Atkin, Chairman of the Engineering Council
  • David Sweeney, Executive Chair of Research England
  • Nick Hillman, Director of Higher Education Policy Institute
  • Debbie McVitty, Editor of Wonkhe
  • Dr Peter Bonfield, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Westminster and Deputy President of the IET

Plus expert speakers:

  • Anne-Marie Jolly, SEFI chair of WG Accreditation group, member of ENAEE Label Committee
  • Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Isabella Pannella, Autonomous Driving- Systems senior manager at Jaguar Land Rover UK
  • Dr Heiko Struebing, PwC Manager of Artificial Intelligence
  • Professor Sarah Spurgeon OBE, President of the EPC


  • The Institution of Engineering & Technology
  • The Engineering Council
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Policy Connect
  • Dyson Institute
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Warwick

The full programme is available to download here.

Who should attend?
Engineering academics at ALL levels of their career, from deans and heads of department to postgraduates. There are 10 FREE places for early career staff including accommodation for two nights. To apply for one of the free ECS places, please complete an application form. All places for early career staff are heavily subsidised.

Bookings are now open for this showcase event of the EPC calendar. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, gain and share insights and stay in touch with developments in policy and practice in teaching, research and innovation.

The Twitter hashtag for the Congress will be #EPCCongress19 – so please start spreading the word.

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