UCL Centre for Engineering Education


New report calls for the government to embed engineering into the current curriculum

8 December 2022

UCL Engineering staff have been directly involved in the Engineering Kids' Futures report and is actively supporting the IET's call to embed engineering into primary and secondary education.

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Endorsed by over 150 engineering leaders and celebrities, the new Engineering Kids’ Futures report is urging the government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage by embedding engineering in primary and secondary education.

The report, which has the backing from the likes of Major Tim Peake, Carol Vorderman MBE, will.i.am and representatives from Rolls Royce, Vodafone and the Ministry of Defence, includes recommendations to the UK government to embed engineering in the current curriculum.

UCL Engineering and Centre for Engineering Education staff Elpida Makrygianni and John Mitchell, who were involved in the report, attended the parliamentary reception for the launch of the report on 7 December.

The report is led by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the full news item on the report and its key recommendations and research highlights can be found here.

The report can be found on the IET website (PDF).

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