Annual Visiting Professors Conference 27 and 28 November 2018

This year's Visiting Professors Conference discussed engineering and education at a time of transformative change. The participants shared their experience-based views on how the VP scheme is contributing to creating successful engineers for tomorrow and what are the main challenges in industry and education.

A warm thank you to all the participants for their cooperation and input.

Evening session presentation - 27 November 2018

Guest Speaker

Another Lurking Suspicion (3.21 MB)

Professor Chris Wise FREng, Director, Expedition

 

Day two presentations - 28 November 2018

David Scott FREng, FRSE, Chair of Visiting Professors Management Group
Structural Director, Laing O'Rourke
 

Keynotes

 
Professor Chris Piech, Computer Science Education, Stanford University
 
 
Alasdair Coates, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering Council
 
 

Presentations from Visiting Professors (VP), Academic Champions(AC) and former Students

University of Southampton

Professor Robert Wood FREng - AC (571.88 KB)

Professor Honor Powrie - VP - GE Aviation (791.35 KB)

 

Brunel University London

Professor Gordon Findley - VP - Buro Happold also presentation for Dr Evina Katsou - AC (978.05 KB)

Video from former students, Maria JKouyoumijian and Maria Radovici

Nathan Brown former student (455.93 KB)

Llŷr Williams former student (356.44 KB)

 

Imperial College London

Professor Oliver Broadbent - VP - Think UP (328.57 KB)

Dr Andrew Philips - AC (264.80 KB)

 

University of Bath

Professor Andrew Langridge - VP - ARES software (497.38 KB)

Professor Linda Newnes - AC (310.25 KB)

 

Coventry University

Professor Carl Perrin - AC and Professor Bob Shanks - VP - Imagineering Foundation (1.61 MB)

 

University of the West of Scotland

Professor Caspar Clark - VP - Helia Photonics Ltd (678.53 KB)

Professor Desmond Gibson - AC (378.30 KB)

 

University of Leeds

Tony Morgan - VP - IBM (688.26 KB)

 

University College London

Dr Vaughan Thomas - VP - Tilingbourne Consulting Limited (624.93 KB)

 

University of Exeter

Professor Ruth Allen - VP - RSKW Ltd (1.15 MB)

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Previous Events

Annual Visiting Professors Induction 18 June 2018

VP Induction 2018

The following are the speakers’ presentations from the induction:

The Big Picture – Engineering Skills in the UK (1.78 MB)

Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering

The Rough Guide to being a Visiting Professor (1.60 MB)

Professor Peter Goodhew CBE FREng, Chair of Visiting Professors Management Group

What it means to be a visiting Professor – Aston University (1.34 MB)

Visiting Professor Dawn Bonfield MBE

What it means to be a visiting Professor – University of Huddersfield (386.34 KB)

Visiting Professor Pierre French

What it means to be a visiting Professor – University of Chester (762.70 KB)

Visiting Professor Seán Tomas Moran

Visiting Professors Scheme Q and A (54.24 KB)

Stylli Charalampous, Senior Programme Manager, Royal Academy of Engineering

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Annual Visiting Professors Conference 2017

The following are the speakers’ presentations from the conference:

New Visiting professors induction 26 September 2017

The Big Picture - an overview of the scheme (1.77 MB)

Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering 

The Rough Guide to being a Visiting Professor - Presentation (1.84 MB)

Professor Peter Goodhew CBE FREng, Chair of Visiting Professors Management Group

What it means to be a Visiting Professor - University of Huddersfield (630.60 KB)

Visiting Professor Pierre French

What it means to be Visiting Professor - University of Leeds (377.65 KB)

Visiting Professor Richard Baker

Visiting Professors Scheme - Q and A session (152.98 KB)

Stylli Charalampous, Senior Programme Manager, Royal Academy of Engineering

 

Visiting Professors Dinner 26 September 2017

Guest Speaker

Humanist Engineer: Excellent teaching and effective learning (4.89 MB)

Professor Janusz Kozinski, Founding President and Chief Executive, New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) 

 

Visiting Professors Conference 27 September 2017

 

What is the VP scheme, and why? (1.29 MB)

Professor Peter Goodhew CBE FREng, Chair of Visiting Professors Management Group

Excellence...I know it when I see it (2.16 MB)

Dr Catherine (Kay) Hack, Higher Education Academy (HEA), Academic Lead STEM

A research collaboration based Hub and Spoke models for higher education (2.01 MB)

Dr Bhupesh Kumar Lad, Institute of Technology, Indore

Tackling humanitarian challenges: interdisciplinary education and training (3.11 MB)

Dr Georgia Kremmyda, Warwick University, Civil Engineering Degree Lead

Turning engineering learning on its head: developing the new degree-level apprenticeships at Bridgewater College (793.41 KB)

Oliver Broadbent, Think Up, Director and also VP at Imperial College London, Experience-led learning

Excellent engineering teaching, a graduate's perspective (2.01 MB)

Yasmin Ali, Control Room Manager for E.ON's district heating business

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Annual Visiting Professor Conference 2016

The following are the speakers’ presentations from the conference:

New Visiting professor’s induction

The Big Picture - an overview of the scheme (1.34 MB)

Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering 

The Rough Guide to being a Visiting Professor (1.59 MB)

  • Professor Peter Goodhew FREng

What it means to be a Visiting Professor (582.80 KB)

  • Professor Scott Lockyer, Visiting Professor, Loughborough University

 

Dinner

Guest Speaker

  • Professor Keith Clarke
  • Visiting Professor of Sustainability, Aston University

 

Friday

The CDIO initiative and how we deploy it (1.43 MB)

  • Dr Gareth Thomson, Aston University

 

Teaching engineering internationally 

Professor Barend Van Wyk presentation (1,020.48 KB)

  • Professor Barend Van Wyk, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa 

Professor Asha Ingle presentaion (649.59 KB)

  • Professor Asha Ingle, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, SVKM’s NMIMS University, India

Manchester's approach to engineering education (7.27 MB)

  • Professor Danielle George, University of Manchester

Engaging Young Engineers (3.34 MB)

Olin's approach to engineering education (4.16 MB)

  • Mark Somerville, Olin College