Making the most of your PhD #1

  Dr Jan Peters has been working with the Engineering and Science Doctoral Training College at UCL helping PhD students explore their self-awareness. In this series of posts she explores techniques and thinking to help you grow your self-awareness and start to notice when…

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Designing inclusive engineering education – NEW REPORT

Engineering students in a group

There is a global need for engineers who are sensitive to the issues facing the world and aware of the impact their products and solutions have and could have on people. 

This new report Designing inclusive engineering education contains evidence,  research based strategies and ideas for tweaking and adjusting current programmes and designing new ones. Addressing inclusion in engineering is not politically correct, nor is it difficult. It makes practical, real world sense. It also makes sense to ensure that the principles are embedded within the education of engineers from day one.  

 

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Katalytik is delighted to have been leading the transformation of engineering programmes to create engineers fit for the future. Through our engagement with employers and academics we have been actively involved with the development of the Integrated Engineering Programme at UCL following the HE STEM funded Set to Lead project with UCL.

The report is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Centre for Engineering Education at UCL. The report will be launched as part of a two-day symposium, on 9 and 10 July in London, The event brings together experts and employers from across the UK to discuss and explore the four pillar model and strategies. The second day workshops will use the Katalytik Toolkit to facilitate conversations across the four pillars.

 

Jan Peters MBE of Katalytik says “Collaborating with UCL over the last 7 years and being involved in shaping the Integrated Engineering Programme has been a privilege and I’m delighted to see how ideas and research get translated into reality. I enjoy working with the engineering staff and students each year, supporting their team working and development as inclusive engineers. This report means that many more will have the chance to grow in this way”

Katalytik will be announcing a new programme of public workshops later in the summer. 

 

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We also offer consultancy using our Inclusive heathcheck toolkit.

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Inclusive Engineering Education Symposium 2

Inclusive Engineering Education Symposium 2 9 and 10 July 2018, London Katalytik is delighted to be collaborating with the UCL Centre for Engineering Education and the Royal Academy of Engineering to bring a different perspective to inclusion and diversity in engineering education.  The highlight of…

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Stepping Up. Unbiasing Work.

Article published in the WES Journal How many times have you cringed at someone’s comments or behaviours? Or perhaps it has been a back handed compliment and you yourself were the recipient: “You’re doing really well, for a part timer”. Collectively these seemingly innocuous…

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PPE: fit not fashion

A new blog post by Jan Peters, summarising the status of progress towards PPE that fits. You have to agree, it is ridiculous that in 2017 women are still being given safety equipment that quite simply isn’t fit for purpose.  As well as writing on…

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Top ten tips on using strengths to support reviews

Sometimes our internal people management systems don’t align. Maybe your organization has introduced strengths locally but still operates a competency-based system. And here you are, trying to work with strengths and what’s right with people while filling out forms identifying areas for development. Originally…

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Katalytik MD and founder honoured with an MBE

Jan’s research has had a great impact on diversity and inclusion policy but this award particularly recognises her high profile campaigning work in a very practical area – women’s safety clothing. She led the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) “Purple Boot“ campaign which highlighted the…

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