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Welcome to the CDIO 2020 Euro / UK & Ireland meeting which will be held at Aston University in the UK on the 22nd and 23rd January 2020, with a get-together taking place on 21st January 2020. We hope this will be an interesting and fruitful meeting with ample opportunity to share experiences and learn from others, take part in workshops and listen to some of the latest advances in Engineering Education.

Aston University is located in the centre of Birmingham, in the Midlands – the traditional heartland of the UK's manufacturing industry and still a very young and dynamic city.

We hope to see you there!

Contact: cdio2020@aston.ac.uk

Programme

The programme will include keynote addresses by:

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Martin Gillie : Professor Gillie is Provost at the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) where he leads all academic activity.  NMiTE is a new institution backed by government, educators, and industry, to transform engineering education in Britain.  Located in Hereford, it aims to become Britain’s first wholly new, UK university in 40 years.

 

 

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Dawn Bonfield : Dawn Bonfield  is an expert on diversity and inclusion in engineering, and is the former Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). She is a Materials Engineer by profession, and has worked in the automotive and aerospace industries including Citroen, BAE Systems, MBDA and the Institute of Materials. Dawn is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor here at Aston and founder of the National Women in Engineering Day.

 

Tuesday 21st January :  Informal Welcome

Wednesday 22nd January :           

  • Meeting Opening
  • Parallel Workshops (Introductory 1/ Advanced – engineering ethics in CDIO and its global perspective)
  • Coffee
  • Parallel Workshops (Introductory 2/ Advanced – the technician role in CDIO programmes and CDIO organisation)
  • Lunch
  • Keynote & Discussion : Martin Gillie of NMiTE (nmite.ac.uk)
  • Coffee
  • Parallel Workshops (Sustainability of CDIO programmes / Sustainability in CDIO)
  • Meeting dinner

Thursday 23rd January :                 

  • Keynote : Dawn Bonfield MBE CEng FIMMM FICE HonFIStructE FWES, RAEng Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering, Aston University 
  • Coffee
  • Parallel Workshops (The student voice / Faculty development)
  • Lunch
  • Regional Meetings (Europe / UK & Ireland)
  • Meeting close (to finish by 3pm)
Getting here and practical information
Aston university campus

Birmingham is well connected to the UK through strong road and rail links. Trains run from London on a regular basis into Birmingham Moor Street or New Street Stations with both a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride to campus. For those travelling from further afield, direct flights to a range of European cities including Copenhagen, Dublin, Paris, Munich, Brussels and Dusseldorf are available to Birmingham airport while connections via Schiphol or Frankfurt enable access from much of the rest of Europe. The airport is a short 15 minute train hop from Birmingham city centre.

The meeting will be held in Aston University’s main building (1 on the campus map linked below) with the Dinner and onsite accommodation being in the Business School building (5 on the campus map linked below).alk or short taxi ride to campus. For those travelling from further afield, direct flights to a range of European cities including Copenhagen, Dublin, Paris, Munich, Brussels and Dusseldorf are available to Birmingham airport while connections via Schiphol or Frankfurt enable access from much of the rest of Europe. The airport is a short 15 minute train hop from Birmingham city centre.

Maps and directions
Campus 
Birmingham City Centre

Accommodation
The University has a limited number of rooms available in its own conference centre while close by there are a large number of competitively priced hotels at all levels. Full details can be found at: http://conferenceaston.co.uk/book-hotel-room/
Things to do while you are over
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If you have extra time while you are visiting there are a wide range of things you can do while you are over in the West Midlands whether sampling a famous Balti Curry, taking in a Premier League football game, making a trip to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford on Avon or visiting the Land Rover factory and its jungle trail there are activities for almost all tastes.