SEFI is a network of higher engineering institutions and educators operating across Europe. It contributes to the development and improvement of HE Engineering in Europe, to reinforce the position of the engineering professionals in society and improve communication between teachers, researchers and students. It also aims to reinforce the university-business cooperation and to encourage the European dimension in higher engineering education. SEFI is an international Forum composed of HEIs, academic staff and teachers, students, related associations and companies in 47 countries. It publishes the European Journal of Engineering Education.


e4eEducation for Engineering is the body through which the engineering profession offers coordinated advice on education and skills policy to UK Government and the devolved Assemblies. It deals with all aspects of learning that underpin engineering.

It is hosted by The Royal Academy of Engineering with membership drawn from the professional engineering community including all 36 Professional Engineering Institutions, Engineering Council and EngineeringUK.

Higher Education Academy

HEA STEM Technician of the Year AwardsFollowing the demise of its subject centres, the HEA says it continues to “seek new ways to enhance learning and teaching and thus the student experience. Our wealth of resources represents ten years of work in the sector and our holistic, forward-thinking approach to improvement and achieving strategic goals”.  The resource bank for STEM may be accessed by clicking on the logo here.

Engineers Without Borders

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Engineers Without Borders UK leads a movement that inspires, enables and influences global responsibility through engineering.

They do this by working towards three strategic objectives; to inspire students, educators and engineers at all levels about the principles and potential of ethical, environmentally sound and culturally sensitive engineering; to enable partner organisations, people and communities to use and develop their engineering capabilities to address global challenges; and, to influence an engineering community to lead by example and make a positive contribution as responsible global citizens.

We know that lots of our members encourage their students to participate and that employers value the experience that it gives engineering students in contextualising their learning.

Visit their website to find out more.

Primary Engineer

Primary_engineer_Programmes_NEWMIDDLEPrimary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005. Its aim is to encourage young people to consider careers in STEM related professions.

Its core belief is that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are key subjects in securing positive opportunities and career paths for future generations, and that this begins in Primary school.  One teachers dubbed it ‘STEM by stealth’ and the folk at Primary Engineer believe that this summarises their work exactly: practically applying Mathematics and Science to design and make activities, leaving both children and teachers inspired. Its work is supported by industry, education and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  There’s lots of opportunity for both EPC members and their students to get involved and help ensure that children are getting the educational start in life which will inspire and help equip them to study engineering at a higher level.

Take a look at the website.