Industrial and academic engagement
Engagement activities to support the development of chemical engineers in the workplace continued through working with employers on corporate partner programmes and Accredited Company Training Schemes (ACTS).
Strengthening the links with corporate partners, IChemE’s President undertook a programme of industrial visits in November, meeting senior representatives and members in organisations including United Utilities, Syngenta, Astra Zeneca and Costain.
The President officially opened new state of the art facilities at the University of Southampton in November. The new facilities demonstrate the University’s strong commitment to the profession and include a new teaching laboratory, a virtual control room and computing, design and study spaces. These resources will enable study to support the needs of society with greater emphasis on sustainability, ethics and diversity.
Engagement with universities continued with 40 presentations carried out during the year with the aim of exploring career and membership pathways with students. Some of these presentations remained virtual but more physical presentations took place than in the previous two years with the removal of restrictions related to the pandemic.