Further education diversity and engineering teaching resources CPD event
Wednesday 6 February 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

WMG was founded by Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya CBE FREng FRS in 1980 to help reinvigorate UK manufacturing. Its mission has been to improve the competitiveness of organisations through the application of value-added innovation, new technologies and skills deployment, and bringing academic rigour to industrial and organisational practice.

Now a major academic department at the University of Warwick, it has become an international example of how universities and businesses can successfully work together. WMG delivers tailored education programmes to individuals, from schools to company boardrooms, in the UK and internationally.  

WMG will be hosting the Academy's next free CPD event for college lecturers. The event will include:

  • a toolkit to support diversity and inclusion in engineering
  • sharing of engineering best practice
  • discussion and implementation of pedagogy 
  • tour and talk from WMG on the areas of energy and connected vehicles
  • the opportunity to use and take home 13 free contextualised interactive resources on

            Mechanical topics:

                Centre of gravity, forces and moments (5 resources)

                Motion and projectiles (2 resources)

            Electrical/electronic topics:

                AC theory and filters (3 resources)

                Characteristics and addition of AC signals (1 resource)

                DC networks (1 resource)

                Basic magnetism and electromagnetism (1 resource)

Attending this event will help lecturers to:

  • understand diversity and inclusion issues in engineering and hear about emerging best practices to address them
  • impart strategies for improving recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented groups
  • formulate approaches to tackle messaging and culture change issues that affect the take-up of engineering
  • share experiences and best practice in teaching mechanical and/or electrical principles
  • plan to use the free contextualised interactive resources to improve provision for their students.

If you sign up to the event you will be asked to bring a practical, hands-on idea that you have implemented to teach mechanical and/or electrical principles to share with the group.  

The CPD event is free to attend and the Academy will contribute up to £50.00 towards travel costs.

These events are popular and places fill up fast. There are only 25 places are available, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please share the event details with any colleagues that may be interested.

Please click here and complete the form to register for the event. For further information please contact Stylli Charalampous

The Academy would also like to hear your thoughts on future CPD sessions to enhance practitioner’s tool kits. If you have a CPD subject area that you think should be created then please send your request to Stylli Charalampous.