Engineering and technology
Tuesday 11 August 2020 -
17:30 to 18:30
Webinar via Microsoft Teams

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COVID-19 has been one of the most challenging pandemic in modern history, yet we have seen so many scientists and medical service professionals, being at the forefront, working hard to seek solutions and tackle the problem. Engineering and technology are the ones that behind many of our social development and innovation, paving the way to a sustainable and healthy life for people.

Have you ever wonder how engineering and technology could help deal with social challenges? 

How the future would look like with engineering and technology development? 

Would you like to bring positive impact with engineering and tech knowledge?

If you are interested in discovering possibility beyond boundary, join us in this Engineering for better employability webinar session! On 11 August, British Council will invite academics from Imperial College London, University of Exeter and University of Sunderland to share information on engineering and technology subjects-- we will discuss the strengths for each university, latest trends in this field, career support to build students’ success in the future. Audiences are more than welcome to interact with the speakers during the Q & A session. 

*You can also leave your questions during the registration and we will feedback to the speakers.


Professor Peter Childs
Chair and Leader in Engineering Design 
Imperial College London

Professor Akbar Javadi
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
University of Exeter

Professor Alastair Irons
Academic Dean, Faculty of Technology
University of Sunderland 

Participating Universities

Imperial College London

The Faculty of Engineering at Imperial seeks to provide international leadership in engineering research and education and is widely recognised as a world leading engineering school. The engineering departments consistently excel in prominent league table rankings: 

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020:

  • Computer Science, 4th in Europe (7th)
  • Engineering and technology, 4th in Europe (11th)

The Faculty of Engineering is unique in the UK in supporting world class education and fundamental research across the full range of engineering disciplines. We provide engineering education that brings together cutting-edge researchers, exceptional teachers and state-of-the-art facilities in inspiring physical and virtual environments. Students at Imperial will meet, work and live with people studying every aspect of engineering.

University of Exeter

The university teaches the full breadth of Engineering with classic options in Mechanical, Civil and Electronic, as well as the addition of Entrepreneurship and Management pathways that link Engineering with Business. 

We are committed to undertaking research that will help to tackle some of the biggest problems of the 21st century: modelling climate change, sustainable urban water supply, malaria diagnosis, new optical imaging techniques to treat brain disease, and bomb-proof materials.

Exeter prioritises a hands-on approach to learning with a focus upon practical project work. The university will support you in developing a creative, confident and logical approach to problem solving, making you a highly valued graduate and opening doors to a wide range of exciting careers.

  • 12th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2021 for General Engineering
  • 96% of Engineering students in graduate-level employment or further study within six months of graduating
  • Industry experience available to all students through summer placements or Year in Industry

University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. 

In March 2018, we were successful in our bid to open a new School of Medicine. With a track-record of excellence in medical education spanning almost 100 years, the University is now well-placed to address the chronic shortage of doctors in the North East. We were also delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students.

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering has over 90% Overall Satisfaction --National Student Survey 2018
  • 93.4% of our Engineering graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating ---  DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Sandwich Year received 100% Overall Satisfaction --- National Student Survey 2018
  • Computer Science courses are in the top 25% in the UK for Learning opportunities, Assessment and feedback, Academic support, Organisation and management, and Learning Resources ---- National Student Survey 2018
  • World-leading' research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering --- Research Excellence Framework (REF)