EPC Annual Congress 2022: A Better World

Date(s) - 07/06/2022 - 09/06/2022
All Day

University of the West of England

It’s been too long coming, but the EPC Annual Congress will be returning to a face-to-face event in 2022. Our two-year theme is A Better World, in which Congress will pick up on our Congress webinar series in 2021 with a focus on ethics, sustainability and recovery. It will be held at UWE, Bristol, from 7th to 9th June 2022.

Registration is now closed. 

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Featuring Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (following Grenfell); Dame Ottoline Leyser, CEO of UKRI; Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Exec of the Royal Academy of Engineering; and Prof Steve West, President of Universities UK. Plus a host of expert speakers, dinner on the SS Great Britain and a UWE Bristol welcome to the cutting-edge Bristol Robotics Lab and brand new curriculum-led UWE Bristol Engineering building. The full line-up of activities being updated all the time!

Tuesday 7th June 2022

14:00-15:00: Registration: Engineering building

15:00-16:45: Tour: Engineering building and Bristol Robotics Laboratory

18:30-19:30: Public Lecture: Dame Judith Hackitt 

19:30-20:15: Drinks reception: Students’ Union

20:15-onwards: BBQ and Morris Dancing: Students’ Union

Wednesday 8th June 2022

09:00: Registration: Engineering Building

09:45: Welcome: Prof Mike Sutcliffe, President, EPC and Deputy Dean, TEDI-London

09:55: Guest speaker: The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP

10:15: Panel: The role of universities in supporting sustainability: Beth Button, Director of Strategic Communications, The Association of Commonwealth Universities; Dr Hannah Collins, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); Duncan Ross, Chief Data Officer, Times Higher Education; Prof Richard Darton, Emeritus, University of Oxford; Prof Colin Turner, Ulster University.

11:15: Panel: A new kind of student: Rachel Beel, 2020 Hammerman winner; Prof Dawn Bonfield MBE, Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering, Aston University; Simon Fanshawe OBE, CEO, Diversity by Design; Prof Tim Ibell FREng, Dean of Engineering and Design, University of Bath;  Inna Lucas, 2020 Hammerman finalist;  Johnny Rich, Chief Executive, EPC.

12:15: Panel: Designing a curriculum for sustainability: Caroline Baillie, Professor, Academic Director MS Engineering for Engineering, Sustainability and Health, University of San Diego; Dr Abdul Farooq, Associate Head of Business Engagement and Partnerships, UWE Bristol; John Kraus, Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Without Borders UK; Prof Judy Raper, Dean and Chief Executive, TEDI London.

13:15: Lunch

14:15 Panel: Engineering Ethics: a toolkit: Prof David Bogle, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Pro-Vice-Provost of the Doctoral School, University College London; Prof Mike Bramhall, Professorial Teaching Fellow, TEDI London; Dr Sarah Jayne Hitt SFHEA, Visiting Professor, NMiTE; Raffaella Ocone OBE, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University; Stuart Tucker, TEDI London; Caelan Vollenhoven, TEDI London.

15:30 Panel: Emerging greener: Prof Catherine Hobbs, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing, Coventry University; Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE; Prof John Mitchell, Professor of Communication Systems Engineering, UCL; Prof Gary Wood, Academic Director, NMiTE.

16:15: Hammermen competition: Ewan Brown, UWE Bristol; Sadegh Bamohabbat Chafjiri, UWE Bristol; Natalia Hartono, University of Birmingham; Thomas Alexander Mahy; Amelie Taylor, UWE Bristol;  Swansea University; Stella Fowler, Policy and Research Manager, EPC.

16:45: Keynote: looking to the future: Prof Steve West CBE, Vice-Chancellor, President, Universities UK and President and Chief Executive, UWE Bristol

19:00: Congress Dinner, SS Great Britain.

19:15: EPC President Prize: Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Engineering 

21:00: After dinner speaker: Simon Fanshawe, OBE, Chief Executive, Diversity by Design

22:00: Hammermen Award: David Westmore, Deacon, The Hammermen of Glasgow

Thursday 9th June 2022

09:15: AGM

10:00: Keynote: Research for a better world: Ottoline Leyser

10:40: Panel: Working with industry for a better world: Dr Laura Fogg Rogers; Dr Abdul Farooq, Associate Head of Business Engagement and Partnerships, UWE

11:40: Panel: Building professional values: Prof Dave Allen, NMiTE; Dan Canty, IET; Prof Georgina Harris, Arden University; Katy Turff, Head of Professional Standards, Engineering Council.

12:30: EPC online launch: Johnny Rich, Chief Executive, EPC

13:00: Close: Prof Mike Sutcliffe, President, EPC and Deputy Dean, TEDI-London

13:15: Lunch

Registration is now closed. 

For those unable to attend, we are hoping to record some of the main Congress sessions to be available after the conference has finished. There will be no online interaction or questions as these will be the privilege of those booking to attend in full. Online coverage will not include any of the social activities or supplementary events, tours etc.


Accommodation is not included in your Congress package, however there are many accommodation options close to the campus and in Bristol City centre.

Local to Frenchay Campus

Holiday Inn Express Bristol – Filton (ihg.com)

Premier Inn- Filton

Travelodge – Filton

Village Hotel- Filton

The Wellington- Horfield

Travelodge – Emersons Green

City Centre Accommodation

IBIS Hotel, by Temple Meads Station

IBIS Hotel, by Millennium Square

Radisson Blu

Premier Inn- Haymarket, Bristol City Centre

Hotel du Vin

The Bristol Hotel

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities 

There are opportunities throughout Congress for supporting organisations (see this pdf for details of the 5 packages we are offering). We can also create tailor-made packages to help you reach our members. Just contact us to arrange a solution that meets your needs and budget. For further details, contact j.rich@archive.epc.ac.uk or phone 078-1111 4292.

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