Arden to host Engineering Professors Council event

In keeping with Arden University’s commitment to establishing links to industry, Arden’s Faculty of STEM is to host the Engineering Professors Council’s first in-person Recruitment + Admissions Forum since lockdown.

Taking place within the iconic Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, the event is set to focus on ‘Closing the Gaps’ - with a designated look at how to integrate more equality into attainment, diversity, teaching and learning, or opportunity.

This large-scale, one-day conference will see figures from some of the top universities come together, further demonstrating Arden’s commitment to working alongside professional bodies.

Delivering keynotes, expert panels and debate, the Forum will enable members to discuss and workshop the latest thinking, solutions and best practice. The keynote speaker will be Lee Elliot Major OBE - the UK's first Professor of Social Mobility – who will be speaking alongside a host of sector experts on EDI, personal statements, learning gain and more. Arden University's Professor Dilshad Sheikh will also be delivering an introduction at the event. 

Professor Georgina Harris, Dean of the Faculty of STEM at Arden University said: ‘We are delighted to be hosting this Recruitment and Admissions Forum on “Closing the Gaps”, especially as the focus on equality of opportunity for students is an area Arden University is particularly committed to.

'As a member of the Engineering Professors’ Council myself, I am very proud that Arden is supporting this event and facilitating the sharing of best practice. The forum looks set to be a great event, and hopefully those in attendance will come away adding value to their respective institutions.’

This event is suitable for staff at all levels in engineering departments who share the responsibility for attracting, selecting, admitting, and retaining students. Other engineering staff with an interest in professional development, raising attainment, identifying and meeting the needs of students, and learning gain are also welcome.

For more information on the event visit the Engineering Professors' Council's website here