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UK engineering 2016: an independent review
IET, ICE and IMechE November 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers commissioned Professor John Uff to conduct an independent review of the profession of engineering in the UK. This report covers a wide range of issues, including the division between university and employment-based or apprenticeship training which, it states, is “…still attended by ill-informed prejudice and snobbery…”


Knowing Practice: Vocational Thresholds for GPs, Carpenters, and Engineering Technicians - summary report 
NZCER January 2016

New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) researchers interviewed GP registrars, carpentry apprentices and engineering cadets about their practice-based learning. They focused particularly on people’s most significant learning experiences and found that certain characteristics were shared across all three fields. Knowing Practice: final report 


Progressing women in STEM roles: practical guidance for employers
IET/Prospect December 2015

This guidance document was prepared in response to a recommendation made in the report Progressing women into STEM roles.


Progressing women in STEM roles: report
IET/Prospect November 2015

The difficulty in attracting women into engineering is not solely a diversity issue, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), but also an economic one. Following a joint conference with Prospect, the UK union for professionals, on recruiting, promoting and retaining women in STEM-related industries, it released this report.


Women in the engineering workplace
IPENZ September 2015

A survey of 15 engineering organisations shows that women remain greatly under-represented at all levels of the engineering profession. This snapshot considers the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in engineering, and makes a number of recommendations about how to increase their numbers.


Good practice in student retention
The Higher Education Academy October, 2011
This report studies how student retention is affected by learners’ sense of social and academic integration. The research findings showed that students found activities that combined social opportunities with an academic context as important in helping them to continue with their degree programmed, and that they valued the integration-focused activities evaluated in the research.


National Engineering Education PlanPage title
IPENZ 2010

The National Engineering Education Plan was developed with guidance from tertiary educators, industry training organisations, industry stakeholders and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand. This report sets out a national plan for ensuring that the right numbers of the right types of graduates are produced to meet New Zealand’s needs.

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