New initiative

  • A content gift

    Introducing our Taster Talk series for teachers Just in time for Christmas! Our Engineering & Design Taster Talk series is now live. Five lectures each under five minutes presented by academics from our five subject areas (architecture, civil engineering, mechanical...

  • Creating this year's Basil Spence case study

    With the Digital Team launching a new look for the case study content type, I thought I'd take the opportunity to show you our first piece in this new format. Our newest case study is the story of how group...

  • Training the next generation of technology leaders

    Author: Dr Steve Cayzer - Director of Studies ITM and EBM "As engineering complexity continues to increase being technically skilled is no longer enough to progress in your career.  Having a solid understanding of management concepts, and the ability to...

  • Our evolving departmental print

    We've been working on new versions of our civil engineering and chemical engineering departmental brochures. A lot has changed since we last updated them, so we've taken a slightly new approach this year. CMA and its impact The Competition Markets...

  • A new online Faculty induction

    A long while ago now, our Director of Administration tasked a group of us to create an interactive staff induction module for everyone in the Faculty:                            ...

  • Forming a cross university networking group to share best practices and experiences

    Jane L Phippen, Taught Programmes Manager at the Faculty of Engineering & Design, reflects on her involvement in forming a cross university networking group and hosting the University’s first Taught Programmes Administration Networking Event. February 28 may have been the...

  • The need to move towards a more sustainable society

    Dr Caroline McFarlane from the Department of Chemical Engineering writes about why she worked to develop our new MSc in Sustainable Chemical Engineering Hello, my name is Dr Caroline McFarlane and I’m the Director of Studies for the MSc in...

  • Faculty teams are on the move

    Changes are afoot for parts of the Faculty support teams – so brace yourself for multiple moves and two new centres. During December 2016 and January 2017 we will be relocating support services into more suitable environments to support our...

  • MSc student induction: improving the experience

    Our previous MSc induction events had taken the form of a one morning introduction to the Faculty with lunch, followed by a team building exercise during the afternoon. This year we decided to increase the number of presentations and include...