Monthly Archives: May 2014

CEDE support for an award winning academic.

Recently, Dr Sarah Bamforth of CEDE worked closely with Dr Zulfikar Adamu of the School of Civil and Building Engineering to develop a feedback mechanism to track the impact on students’ careers of an extra-curricular BIM workshop that Zulfikar developed for final year students. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an important development in today’s building industry, and Zulfikar is keen to prepare students and thus enhance their employability. Zulfikar won the Loughborough University Agent of Change Award, nominated by students, for this work, and says to Sarah “…thank you for your encouragement, advice and support…I am immeasurably grateful.”

CEDE can offer one-to-one support on a range of issues to academics in our five partner Schools, as well as supporting Schools in longer-term projects each academic year.


Vacancy for Intern to join CEDE

The Centre for Engineering and Design Education is seeking an enthusiastic graduate or placement student to support its work in enhancing teaching and learning in Engineering and Design. This vacancy is only open to current Loughborough University students graduating this year, and current Loughborough undergraduates looking to undertake a placement year. For more details and to apply please click the link below:

A case study featuring our current intern and examples of the scope of the role can be found here:


Application closing date: 30th May 2014.

Apps for Impact: Free workshop, Loughborough University, Monday 9th June 2014

Monday 9th June 2014; 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Moving mobile app development ideas forward


This workshop shares the lessons learnt from previous developments of apps. It offers staff and PGR students at Loughborough University the opportunity to engage in an exploration of what enables the successful design, development and deployment of apps that might relate to their research findings, teaching and learning needs or disciplinary interests. It allows time for participants to further their ideas via Q&A sessions, presentations and action planning and hence move their ideas forward.

Location: Design Studio, Centre for Engineering and Design Education, Keith Green Building

Attendance is free and open exclusively to all Loughborough staff and PGR students

Workshop aims:

  • Provide participants with case studies of app development with ‘lessons learnt’ and key points to consider highlighted throughout. This will give participants ‘food for thought’ regarding their individual ideas.
  • Give participants an opportunity to ask questions about different aspects of the design, development and deployment process in relation to their idea from a variety of peers and professionals with experience of app development.
  • Enable participants to share their app ideas (though not compulsory) to get feedback from the workshop hosts and other participants.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Engage the participants in next steps action planning activities in order to move their idea forward.
  • Look to form a special interest group within Loughborough University for app development and a mailing list for interested parties.

The event is free to attend.

Please book your place here.

Note: You will need to register for EventBrite – Please provide your full name and department when registering for the event

Please share with any staff or PGR students you feel might benefit.

We look forward to seeing you on the day. 

For any further information please contact

Nicola Beddall-Hill, Learning and Teaching Coordinator (Projects)


Tel: 01509 227180

The Sustainable Impact of Engineering Education Research: EER SIG free symposium, 20th May

The Engineering Education Research Special Interest Group (EER SIG) (is made up of a number of engineering educators and researchers from universities across the UK. The aim of the SIG is to promote and enhance engineering education through the use of empirically grounded evidence-based practice.

The theme of the 2nd Annual Symposium will be how Engineering Education may support the application of research outcomes to deliver impact and sustainable practice. The programme is now published, together with information on how to register for this free event. Details may be downloaded from the link below:

EER SIG 20 May Programme

Book now for free HEA STEM workshop: Postgraduates who teach Engineering and Materials

This free one day workshop is designed for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Engineering and Materials disciplines. Hosted at University of Birmingham  on Wednesday 14th May; further details and a link to the booking system can be found here: