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Wednesday 30 March 2011 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
The Hallam Union Building of Sheffield (HUBS) Sheffield Hallam University


This workshop is a collaboration between the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the UK Centre for Materials Education (UKCME).

It is being held at Sheffield Hallam University - see event location at

Attendance is free – there is no charge to delegates.

Further details and format can be found below. To register your attendance, please provide the following brief information.



Affiliation / Institution:

Dietary requirements:

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to the following individuals:

  • Materials academics
  • industrialists from Materials-related organisations
  • those considering setting-up distance-learning and industry-based links in their teaching / training courses
  • those responsible for the accreditation of Materials programmes or modules
  • those who have Materials content within a range of other degree programmes and courses

Aims of the event

  • To highlight how providers of Materials education courses and training programmes, from both academia and industry, are responding positively to current changes / pressures
  • To provide examples of opportunities being successfully taken-up by the Materials community
  • To explore issues of professional accreditation and quality enhancement in the development of Materials courses and programmes
  • To support delegates in being able to take advantage of opportunities related to education and training for their institution and business

Event format

The morning session will set the scene and discuss the changing context in which both universities and industry are operating.

The afternoon session will have invited speakers from a range of universities and industries that provide and accredit Materials courses and programmes.


11:00 Registration and Tea / Coffee
Part 1 The Changing Landscape of Teaching and Learning

The Institution Response: Why Create New Courses / Programmes?
Cliff Allan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University


The Business Response: How To Address the Impact of Student Fees?
Stephen Beck, Director of Learning and Teaching Development, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield


The Practitioner Response: What is Effective Teaching and Learning?
Peter Goodhew, UK Centre for Materials Education

12:30 Panel Discussion – Identifying Opportunities
12:50 Lunch
Part 2 New Materials Programmes: Examples from Academia and Industry

Materials Accreditation and Professional Development
Mike Wise, Accreditation & Professional Development Committee, IOM3


Subject Benchmarks: Materials and Other STEM Disciplines
Peter Goodhew, UK Centre for Materials Education

14.10 Discussion Forum – Participants’ Input (along with Tea / Coffee)

How the Materials Community is Changing: Case-Study Examples

  • Case-Study 1: Industry training programmes (Sellafield Ltd)
  • Case-Study 2: Distance-learning programmes (Open University)
  • Case-Study 3: Graduate / Specialist programmes (Rolls-Royce)
  • Case-Study 4: International programmes (University of Birmingham)
15.30 Plenary Session – Taking Forward Opportunities
16:00 Close


For further details contact Adam Mannis at the UKCME, call 07588706801 or email



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