engineering

  • A positive response

    When someone sets out an aspiration to be a positive man in 2018, they deserve a positive response. This reply is a personal perspective, reflecting on my own experiences in Engineering and Universities, to recognise progress and suggest ways we...

  • How to be a positive man in 2018

    Gender inequality is a problem in many parts of our society including universities and the engineering sector. What are some simple, practical ways in which men can make a positive contribution? Before looking to the rosy future, it’s fair to...

  • Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Author: Fiona Gleed This blog has previously been published in Public Engagement at Bath Five years ago, I did something crazy... A colleague in the Civil Engineering cluster at UWE had been approached by Dr. Helen Featherstone, then with the...

  • The importance of being pretentious - Part One

    Engineers can improve engagement with the public by being more pretentious. In Part One, I’ll explore this argument from three angles: the relationship between technology and society; the uncertainty of truth; and, how people relate differently to pure and applied sciences.  Who are the...

  • Video Production for your Student Project

    When people ask what I do, I say that I’m an engineer, completing the second year of my PhD. I work on control systems and simulation, and I want to go into the automotive industry. But in my spare time...