Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 27/11/2018 18:0028/11/2018 16:352018 Annual Visiting Professors ConferenceAston Business School, The Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ETtrue


We are at time of transformative change in engineering, industry and education. Sophisticated and intelligent engineering tools are radically changing design and manufacturing processes while artificial intelligence systems are transforming education. 

How should the education of tomorrow's engineers evolve to reflect the changes in industry and how can industry and the Visiting Professors (VP) scheme assist? This conference will discuss how the VP scheme is influencing changes in education and what the challenges are. The conference will also reflect on how the VP scheme could transform to support changes in industry and education. 


Day one - Evening event 

6.00pm Registration opens and drinks reception 
7.00pm Welcome address
David Scott FREng FRSE, Chair, Visiting Professor Management Group, and Structural Director, Laing O'Rourke
7.05pm Guest speaker 
Professor Chris Wise FREng, Director, Expeditio
7.30pm Dinner 

Day two

8.30am  Registration opens 

Welcome and introductionDavid Scott FREng FRSE

9.10am Are we teaching engineers the skills they need?Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering 
9.20am Keynote
The role of Artificial intelligence in transforming education 
Professor Chris Peich, Computer Science Education, Stanford University
9.50am Morning presentations by 
Academic Champions and Visiting Professors 
10.30am Networking break
11.00am Breakout session
Stylli Charalampous, Senior Programme Manager for Further and Higher Education, Royal Academy of Engineering 
12.00pm Feedback session 
1.30pm Changing standards of education for changing times 
Alasdair Coates, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering Council

Afternoon presentations 
Academic Champions and Visiting Professors

3.00pm Networking break
3.30pm Breakout session
Stylli Charalampous
4.00pm Feedback and discussion
Professor Peter Goodhew CBE FREng
4.30pm Closing remarks David Scott FREng FRSE 

End of conference 


This event is by invitation only. For more information please contact Veronica Frincu, Education Programmes Officer.  

Note: If you are planning on applying for the Visiting Professors scheme in 2019 and would like to attend this year's conference, please contact Stylli Charalampous, Senior Programme Manager for Further and Higher Education.

Car parking 

This must be booked online, prior to arrival. Please visit where you can book and pay for your space online. You will then be sent an email permit to display in your windscreen and an entry code for the car park. Please ensure you book this, prior to setting off, as we cannot guarantee availability at the venue car park on the day.