Engineering and the Election- Policy Opportunity


Engineering and the Election
Help CUSPE (Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange) brief the UK’s engineering academics on what the election will mean for engineering

The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) has invited CUSPE to produce a short report on the implications of each of the political parties’ election manifestos for engineering in the UK. This report will help members assess the policies of each of the political parties from an engineering standpoint, and act as a briefing document for further individual discussions between members and politicians and civil servants. The report will be distributed at the EPC Annual Conference in April and will subsequently be made available to all EPC members (i.e. nearly all permanent engineering academics in the UK).

CUSPE is therefore looking for 4-6 early-career researchers (e.g. Masters, PhDs and post docs) from a range of academic backgrounds to form a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and social scientists that will put together the report. Previous experience of science and technology policy is clearly beneficial but not a prerequisite. Research and report writing will run from the beginning of February until the end of March and the process will be kicked off by a workshop in Cambridge with the EPC’s Executive Director, Susan Kay. We are also seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to help with the typesetting and design of the report.

This is an excellent opportunity for early-career researchers to engage with the science and engineering policy aspects of the forthcoming election and to gain invaluable experience of report writing at the highest level.

Please email CUSPE Chair (James Dolan; jad67@cam.ac.uk) if you would like to be part of the team. Your email should include a CV and short cover letter highlighting your interests and any relevant experience. The deadline for applications is 6pm on Sunday 25th January.