Royal Academy of Engineering
As Britain’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering. Our strategic priorities are to enhance the UK’s engineering capabilities; to celebrate excellence and inspire the next generation; and to lead debate by guiding informed thinking and influencing public policy.
The Royal Academy of Engineering is leading the engineering strand of the Programme, building on the effective practice of the London Engineering Project. It supports the National HE STEM Programme through collaborations with HEIs to encourage the exploration of new approaches to recruiting students and delivering programmes of study in engineering. It will enable the transfer of good practice across the HE STEM sector, facilitate its wider adoption, and encourage innovation. The Programme does not seek to undertake short-term interventions, but will focus upon sustainable activities with the potential to achieve long-term impact within the Higher Education sector. The Royal Academy of Engineering is working closely with the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre at Loughborough University to achieve the desired result during this whole project.
As part of the National HE STEM Programme, the Royal Academy of Engineering has organised three calls for engineering activities. The calls to date have distributed £538285.40 across 51 projects to facilitate the acquisition and embedding of effective practice in employer engagement in HE curriculum innovation, Outreach, Widening Participation & Diversity and Educational Research. The Royal Academy of Engineering supports the activities of the regional partners and will be supporting the delivery, completion and evaluation of engineering projects in Higher Education Institutes throughout England & Wales from May 2010 up to the end of the programme in July 2012.
To this end, the Royal Academy of Engineering has hosted a number of events to directly assist the delivery of funded projects and for the purposes of disseminating effective practice in curriculum innovation, employer engagement and widening participation and diversity.
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