Dr Rhys Morgan is the Director of Engineering and Education at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Rhys has responsibility for the diversity work of the Academy, it’s education policy and research activity and all education programmes, teacher CPD and curriculum resource materials. Rhys also oversees the collaborative education alliances which the Academy hosts; Education for Engineering (E4E), the collective of 36 Professional Engineering Institutions, Engineering Council, EngineeringUK and Royal Academy of Engineering, and the UK Forum for Computing Education (UKforce), bringing together key organisations in computing education. Both bodies provide clear and consistent information and advice to government on all aspects of STEM education and skills policy.
The abstract for Dr Rhys Morgan’s lecture is as follows:
Abstract: When it comes to boosting UK productivity, the STEM sector is in a very strong position. In 2014, STEM generated £455.6 billion GDP for the UK. It employed 5,529,000 people (two thirds of whom are practising engineers and technicians) and supported 14.5 million jobs in the UK. It is 68% more productive than the retail and wholesale sector. Every time a new job is created in STEM, two more jobs are created elsewhere in the UK. If STEM were to meet the forecasted demand for new vacancies, it would generate an additional £27 billion GDP per year: the equivalent of building 1,800 new secondary schools or 110 new hospitals. In short, a rebalanced economy built on a growing STEM base will be a more productive economy.
All students are encouraged to attend this lecture.
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