Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

News and events

Latest news from Loughborough University

4 September 2006 PR 06/99

New board member for Loughborough University’s Engineering Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

John Townsend, Deputy President of Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce has agreed to join the advisory board of Loughborough University’s Engineering Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (engCETL).

John said: “I am delighted to have been invited to be a member of the engCETL advisory board. I attended the launch of the engCETL earlier in the summer and was impressed with the facilities available for staff and students and links with companies throughout its courses.”

The engCETL works with industry to deliver high quality teaching and to produce graduates who are employable, entrepreneurial, productive and innovative. The centre is located in a state of the art building in the heart of the University’s Faculty of Engineering, and its staff include academics, researchers, learning technologists and engineering educationalists.

Adam Crawford, engCETL Manager said: “It is great to have John on the board. Involving local industry in educating undergraduate engineers brings real added value and helps ensure future graduates have the right skills for the workplace.”

Richard Newman, Industrial Liaison Officer added: “Any industry can become involved in the activities of the engCETL. There are many ways local companies can engage with us and influence teaching in a way that will benefit them. For example companies can offer placements for students, secondments for academic staff, provide resources for projects, create competitions for students and award prizes for excellence.”

If you would like to get involved in working with the engCETL to ensure Loughborough University continues to produce graduates who have the right skills for your industry please contact Richard Newman by calling 01509 227199 or email r.j.newman@lboro.ac.uk

ENDS

For all media enquiries contact:

Notes to editors

  1. Loughborough University has recently established the government funded Engineering Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (engCETL).
    With £1.4M capital funding and a recurrent budget of £0.5M per annum our function is to support, enhance and encourage the involvement of industry in the design and delivery of the curriculum, and to build and enhance relationships between employers and university staff. Through this unique research, development and support centre, engCETL builds on Loughborough’s reputation for producing graduates who are employable, entrepreneurial, productive and innovative.
  2. The engCETL is located in a purpose-built, state of the art building in the heart of the Faculty of Engineering and its staff include academics, researchers, learning technologists and engineering educationalists. We work for the five departments of the Faculty of Engineering (Aeronautical & Automotive, Chemical, Civil & Building, Electronic & Electrical and Mechanical & Manufacturing) and also the Design & Technology department and the Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering.
  3. For further information about the engCETL please visit http://www.engcetl.ac.uk
  4. Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place it in the top flight of UK universities; the National Student Survey ranked Loughborough equal first among full-time students; and industry highlights the University in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 40% of Loughborough’s income is for research, and 60% for teaching. The University has been awarded five Queen's Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development; and for its outstanding work in evaluating and helping to develop social policy-related programmes.

    In 2006 Loughborough celebrates the 40th anniversary of its University Charter, awarded on 19 April 1966 in recognition of the excellence achieved by Loughborough College of Advanced Technology and its predecessor Colleges. Loughborough University of Technology was renamed Loughborough University in 1996.

Search news


Contact us

Public Relations Office
Loughborough University
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU

Tel: 01509 222224
Fax: 01509 223902
Email


Find out more


Page maintained by: publicrelations@lboro.ac.uk
This page was last updated on Wednesday September 21, 2011 10:46