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Announcing the launch of the M&E Week Podcast Series

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Manufacturing and Engineering Week (M&E Week) Podcast featuring some of the most influential leaders in the sector and members of our esteemed advisory council. 

What a way to kick off the series with the first episode featuring special guest Juergen Maier CBE; the chairman of Made Smarter who joins M&E Week Event Director, Ed Tranter for an incredible chat about how UK manufacturing responded during the pandemic to help save lives and keep the country going, and also how the sector has recovered following the impact of COVID.  

Watch the first episode now and be sure to look out for others in the series in the coming months.

Podcast 1 JuergenMaierCBE – YouTube

Centre for Competitive Creative Design and Design Thinking Excellence Scholarships

Cranfield’s Centre for Competitive Creative Design, (C4D) Design Thinking MDes course is offering two scholarships of £5,000 towards tuition fees to successful candidates who are able to show a creative flair drive and passion, and who will serve as ambassadors for the programme. 

A new generation of highly skilled professional, creative designers are key to making an impact in delivering sustainable and resilient responses to real-world challenges in today’s society, and the scholarship is a way to reward such candidates. The Cranfield Centre for Competitive Creative Design is offering two scholarships worth £5,000 to applicants on our MDes course in Design Thinking for October 2021.

Those awarded the Cranfield Excellence Scholarships will be have £5,000 towards their fees (UK or EU rates) paid.

The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and you can only apply once you have been offered a place onto the MDes Design Thinking. Successful applicants will have a strong academic or work experience record and will be effective communicators.

You must have an offer of admission on the MDes Design Thinking before applying for the scholarship. To apply for one of our MDes courses, please complete the online application form.

Once you have your six-digit Cranfield application number use the link below to submit your scholarship application.

At a glance

  • Funding value: £5,000 towards tuition fees
  • Suitable for Applicants from: UK, EU
  • Deadline: 27 Aug 2021
  • Funding provider(s): Cranfield University – Cranfield Centre for Competitive Creative Design

What it covers

£5,000 to contribute towards tuition fees for those studying the MDes Design Thinking.

Who can apply

UK and EU students who have applied and received an offer from Cranfield University to study on the MDes Design Thinking for the intake starting October 2021 and have paid a deposit to secure their place.

Applicable courses

Further information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an interview expected to be held in 17 September 2021.

All applicants should be notified of the outcome of their application by 20 September 2021. 

How to apply

You must have an offer of admission on the MDes Design Thinking before applying for the scholarship. To apply for one of our MDes courses, please complete the online application form.

Once you have your six-digit Cranfield application number use the link below to submit your scholarship application.

Apply now

Applications close on Friday 27 August 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

SUPPLY CHAINS: CALL FOR INPUT

The Royal Academy of Engineering and its partners across the National Engineering Policy Centre are working to support government by helping identify potential future shortages and bottlenecks across critical supply chains in coming months.

They would like to hear from engineers from all sectors about supply chain issues they are currently having, or anticipate having. This might include displacement effects created by the repurposing of production lines to manufacture coronavirus (COVID-19)-related products and shortages caused by reduced operation of factories, or other economic factors; issues with services and skills are as relevant as with products and consumables.

Please use this form to tell them, as specifically as you can, where key materials and components, or services and skills, are causing difficulties.

They would also like to hear where products of services could become difficult to source in the coming months, as production scales back up and the economy rebuilds.

Your submissions by close on Wednesday 6 May would be very welcome.

CORONAVIRUS – ESSENTIAL BUSINESS GUIDE

All businesses are facing challenges in these unprecedented times. Wright Hassall have shared with us these latest legal guides for UK business in respect of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

They are making regular updates to these guides and are adding further content on their website.

Many thanks to Wright Hassall for putting this information together and for allowing us to share it with our members.

2020 TOP 50 WOMEN IN ENGINEERING: SUSTAINABILITY (#WE50) – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN UNTIL 27 APRIL 2020

Founded by the Women’s Engineering Society in 2016, the WE50 awards are a UK event linked to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) – the global celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23 June each year.

The WE50 raises awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry, highlighting the huge discrepancy between the number of men vs. women currently in engineering professions. ?We aim to change perceptions, encouraging young women to consider engineering as a viable and rewarding career.

In 2015, the United Nations signed a historic declaration to mark its 70th anniversary. They committed to achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental, and created the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals which you can see here.

In December 2019, the United Nations held the COP25, the Climate Change Conference in Madrid, which brought the world together to consider ways to strengthen the implementation of the Paris Agreement. COP25 came at a time when new data showed the climate emergency is getting worse every day, and is impacting people’s lives everywhere, whether from extreme heat, air pollution, wildfires, intensified flooding or droughts. ?More on the climate change here.

These two initiatives are why the Women’s Engineering Society will recognise the Top 50 Women who are involved in sustainability in engineering or an allied discipline in 2020.

If you, or a colleague or someone you know, are involved in the formulation and/or delivery of sustainable strategies and solutions, addressing the challenges of the Climate Emergency, Net Zero Carbon and/or delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, then we want you to make a nomination for the Top 50 Women in Sustainability as we celebrate the women who #ShapetheWorld.

2020 WE50 CriteriaJudging is based solely on the strict 400-word citation and is focused on the following criteria. Nominees do not have to meet all criteria. Self-nominations are encouraged.A woman based in the UK with a connection to engineering or allied sector/disciplineInvolved in the formulation and/or delivery of sustainable strategies and solutions, addressing the challenges of the Climate Emergency, Net Zero Carbon and/or delivery of the Sustainable Development GoalsActing as an advocate for women in sustainabilityStudying or working in engineering industries and allied sectors, engineering education, or engineering researchAchieving beyond what would normally be expectedActing as an advocate for women in work and in STEM

Nominees who demonstrate support of other women in engineering will be more successful than those who do not.

If you know a colleague, friend, or someone in your network who should be recognised for their work in the delivery of sustainable strategies and solutions to address the Climate Emergency, reach Net Zero Carbon and/or deliver the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, or if you would like to self-nominate, please nominate here. The nominations deadline is 12 noon Monday 27 April 2020 so please ensure you nominate now and don’t miss out!