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Wins for ‘Last of Us’ dominate video games BAFTAs

13 March 2014

Zombie action adventure The Last of Us survived strong competition to win out at the British Academy Games Awards.

Oxford University team wins BP Ultimate Field Trip UK

12 March 2014

A two-week field trip to BP operations in Alaska and Chicago awaits the winning team of three students.

Cut tuition fees for STEM degrees, says CBI

12 March 2014

University tuition fees for key science and maths degree courses should be slashed to encourage more young people to take the subjects.

Maker Faire to head to London next summer

10 March 2014

A major technology festival, described as "truly the greatest show and tell on earth", will come to London's Olympic Park next year.

More than 20,000 apprenticeships pledged

07 March 2014

More than 20,000 new apprenticeships have been pledged by employers as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

New engineering prize for African researchers

06 March 2014

A new engineering prize for universities and research institutions in sub-Saharan African countries has been launched by RAEng.

More firms planning to offer apprenticeships

03 March 2014

Nearly two thirds of manufacturing and engineering firms plan to take on apprentices in the next five years, according to new research released to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week.

Engineering apprenticeships twice as popular as degrees

28 February 2014

Engineering apprenticeships are more than twice as popular as degree courses among young people, new figures show.

BT creates 1,000 technology and engineering jobs

27 February 2014

BT is creating more than 1,000 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in engineering, technology, research, IT and software design.

UK universities lag behind in STEM disciplines

26 February 2014

Engineering, computer science and mathematics are the Achilles’ heel of UK universities, the newest QS World University Ranking has revealed.

Siemens tackles skills shortage with new college partnership

20 February 2014

Siemens and Trafford College have launched a skills and apprenticeship partnership in order to help tackle the region’s engineering skills shortage.

Electrolux design competition returns

20 February 2014

The Electrolux Design Lab competition opens for entries on 1 March, with this year’s theme focusing on creating healthy homes.

Engineering students build human-powered submarine

20 February 2014

Engineering students at the University of Warwick are building a human-powered submarine that will compete in a pan-European competition.

ESA invites students to experiment

19 February 2014

The European Space Agency (ESA) is giving a group of lucky students the chance to use its facilities to undertake hypergravity or microgravity tests.

Women 'put off' careers in science, says Commons report

06 February 2014

The practicalities of combining work with family are putting women off pursuing careers in science, a new Commons report suggests.

Gender segregation of toys damaging STEM equality

06 February 2014

Children's dreams are being decided by companies marketing toys as being specifically either for boys or for girls, a Government minister has said.

Interest in apprenticeships on the rise

05 February 2014

Engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships are growing in popularity according to new figures from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).

Laying the tracks for Network Rail’s future

05 February 2014

Network Rail is on the hunt for over 200 apprentices to join its ranks, helping deliver a multibillion-pound programme of work to renew and maintain one of the most intensely used networks in Europe.

Year of Code announced by Government

04 February 2014

A Year of Code has been launched by the Government as it announces public funds to train teachers how to give lessons in computer coding.

BAE Systems’ 2014 graduates to expand cyber-security unit

03 February 2014

BAE Systems plans to recruit more graduates to its cyber and security unit than any other part of its UK business in 2014.

Gender gap emerging as university applications rise

31 January 2014

The number of student applications made to universities has risen again this year, but official figures reveal that men are still far less likely to apply than women.

E&T reporter joins simulated Mars mission

30 January 2014

E&T magazine’s reporter Tereza Pultarova will join an international group of engineers and researchers on a two-week mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, the USA.

£67 million for Oxford in government ‘city deal’

28 January 2014

A £67 million push to get cutting-edge technology products on to the market has been announced by the Chancellor as part of a “city deal” to boost Oxford's economy.

Formula Student team unveils ‘secret weapon’

27 January 2014

The University of Liverpool’s 2014 Formula Student Team has been given access to Virtalis' Visionary Render software in VEC’s Virtual Reality (VR) laboratories.

Training centre opens doors to industry

27 January 2014

The University of Sheffield's apprenticeship training centre last week opened its doors to over 200 employers to showcase its facilities.

Space station turns into playground with Zero Robotics

21 January 2014

Four student teams from across Europe met last week in the European Space Agency’s technical centre to steer small satellites aboard the International Space Stations in the Zero Robotics competition.

Arduino-based battlefield helmet wins Thales competition

17 January 2014

A 3D printed helmet for soldiers monitoring their heartbeat, temperature and body position developed by the University of Southampton students has won the Thales-run Project Arduino competition.

Pay hikes for big data, ecommerce and security skills

07 January 2014

Experts in big data analytics, ecommerce and security are the IT roles which face the biggest salary hikes this year.

Technology initiative inspires British Museum visitors

19 December 2013

Young visitors to the British Museum in London will be able to use augmented reality, 3D printing and touch tables to find out more about key exhibits such as the Parthenon sculptures in an extension to a programme backed by Samsung.

QinetiQ to double graduate intake

18 December 2013

British defence and technology company QinetiQ has announced it is increasing the number of graduate positions from 59 to 114 in 2014, as part of its campaign to help foster the next generation of engineers.

New engineering BTECs to be available next year

16 December 2013

New GCSE-level vocational engineering qualifications will be available to schools in the UK from September 2014.

University enterprise zones scheme launched

13 December 2013

Universities are being invited to bid for a share of a £15m scheme to encourage students to create the Yahoos and Microsofts of the future.

Computing education body set up to advise Government

12 December 2013

A new expert body on computing education designed to provide independent advice to the UK government has been established.

Evidence for gender stereotyping in apprenticeships

11 December 2013

The number of women apprentices has doubled over the past decade, but they are more likely to end up in low-paid jobs.

Mars One selects SSTL and Lockheed Martin for first mission

10 December 2013

Dutch non-profit organisation Mars One claiming to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by mid-2020s has signed contracts with Lockheed Martin and the Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) to develop mission concepts.

Engineering innovation prize open for entries

06 December 2013

Engineering firms are being urged to enter the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert award for innovation.

Young Woman Engineer of Year announced

06 December 2013

A space engineer from Hertfordshire has been named Young Woman Engineer of the Year by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Apprenticeships get £40m boost in Autumn Statement

05 December 2013

An additional 20,000 higher apprenticeships will be offered in England up to 2014/15 with employers being funded directly for them.

Sky’s the limit for international aerospace project

04 December 2013

The University of Nottingham has secured funding to lead an international research project to investigate the core technologies that will reduce the impact of air travel and increase its efficiency.

Lack of engineering ‘new blood’ concern for UK

02 December 2013

A shortfall of under-19s taking advanced engineering apprenticeships could jeopardise the UK’s ability to compete, a new report says.

Robot Safari celebrates European Robotics Week in London

30 November 2013

The best of Europe’s animal-like robots has been on display over the last November weekend in London’s Science Museum during an event showcasing nature-inspired designs.

New Oxford MBA scholarship announced

27 November 2013

The Zamir Telecom MBA Scholarship has been established at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Engineers help students with London Eye project

27 November 2013

Engineers from Bosch Rexroth, The JCB Academy and the EDF Energy London Eye came together to give over 90 engineering students access to the London landmark as part of their engineering diploma.

World’s most advanced academic computer network

26 November 2013

Janet6 – the world’s most advanced academic computer network – has been rolled out today in the UK, addressing growing connectivity demands of British research and academic institutions.

Engineering education may foster 'disengagement'

25 November 2013

Engineering education may foster a “culture of disengagement” when it comes to issues of public welfare, according to new research.

£350m for new training centres for future engineers

22 November 2013

Over 70 new training centres will be established across the UK to train postgraduates to work in science and engineering disciplines, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced today.

Immigration key to closing engineering skills gap, says panel

21 November 2013

Immigration will be vital for filling the engineering skills gap in the near future, but cannot be relied upon in the long term.

Study reveals what frustrates job-hunting grads most

20 November 2013

According to a new report, there are four major flaws in organisational recruitment processes that frustrate graduates.

Make-it-yourself Raspberry Pi kit reaches funding target

20 November 2013

A make-it-yourself computer and coding kit powered by the Raspberry Pi has reached its crowd funding target in just 18 hours.

Parents' attitudes towards apprenticeships improving

14 November 2013

Nearly half of parents would recommend an apprenticeship to their children but 14 per cent still see them as inferior to degrees.

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