EPC Congress 2020

EPC Congress 2020


06 April 2020


08 April 2020
Sheffield Hallam University

EPC Annual Congress 2020

Industry and Academia: supercharging the crucible 

What is the role of industry in university education? How can academia and industry better work together? The opportunities for teaching, student outcomes, research, knowledge exchange, social impact are all there, but how do we grab them? Understand the challenges, discover solutions and develop your own.

This year, we are being hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, where we have a programme of high-profile and expert speakers. The event is not to be missed by engineering academics in UK higher education, whether you’re a senior professor or have recently joined the profession.


Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Chair of TEF and Vice Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University

Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers

Mary Curnock-Cook OBE, Chair of Board at Dyson Institute

Vanessa Wilson, Chief Executive at University Alliance

Dr Joe Marshall, Cheif Executive at National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB)

Other high-profile and expert speakers will be confirmed soon. There will also be live debates, presentations, a guided tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Park, the Congress dinner at Sheffield’s famous Cutlers’ Hall – including the awards of the President’s Prize and the Incorporation of the Hammermen of Glasgow Student Prize – and evening entertainment.

The Congress will be held from 6th to 8th April 2020 at Sheffield Hallam University. It is not to be missed by engineering academics in UK higher education, whether you’re a senior professor or have recently joined the profession. We are offering a limited number of free places for early career staff (including accommodation) and big discounts for EPC members and early bird bookings.

The Annual Congress is the big event in the EPC calendar – an opportunity to network, gain and share insights and stay in touch with developments in policy and practice in teaching, research and innovation. 


All academic staff in any engineering discipline – from early career staff through lecturers and researchers to department heads, deans of faculties, PVCs and VCs – anyone who wish to network with colleagues, develop their professional practice and stay on top of strategic and policy challenges.

The event is also open to non-academics working in engineering or in professional bodies, who have an interest in the graduate talent pipeline, in research and in innovation.

The EPC is dedicated to supporting early careers staff and so we are offering 5 free full delegate places (with accommodation provided) to individuals who have been working in engineering in UK universities for less than five years.

Booking is open now so reserve your place right away. Book by 29th February for your double discounted EPC member early bird ticket. 

You can find more information here