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Getting started

If you're inspired by The Code’s mission to inspire a more diverse engineering workforce and you’d like your organisation to become part of the Code Community, take a look below for some suggestions on how to get started.

This section of the site will be growing along with the Code Community so please come back to visit and find out what new support is available.

 

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Collaborating with The Code Community

In March 2021, over 40 different organisations from The Code Community came together at two workshops, generating ideas about how The Code could facilitate effective collaboration and what The Code should tackle as a priority. Signatories were asked to vote on the different ideas, thinking about what they would like to see from The Code in the immediate future, as well as aspirations for the long term. This was then reviewed by the Thinking Group and Advisory Board to create a plan of work.

The Code Team have already started work on some of the higher priority ideas including:

  • Developing and delivering a series of online workshop events for Code Signatories covering topics including The Gatsby Benchmarks, COP26: Engineering Engagements and applying an impact framework to outreach activities.
  • Launching and growing the Tomorrow's Engineers website which provides guidance and resources for anyone who delivers or funds engineering engagement activities.
  • Exploring the data generated by Neon to understand the scope, scale and location of activities/experiences on Neon, any areas of the Quality Standards that the community are struggling with, gaps in experience topic/location areas and EDI criteria used to target. This analysis will be available as a report to the Code Community autumn 2021.
  • Working with DfE and CEC to draw together any specific data sets that may be of use to Signatories to help them target their activities to where they can have the biggest impact. This should be available to The Code Community in autumn 2021.

 A full report from the collaboration workshops will be shared with Code Signatories and Supporters. If you would like to hear more, you can sign up to be a Signatory or Supporter of The Code here.

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The Code Events

Through The Code we aim to improve the quality, inclusivity, targeting and reach of activities designed to inspire young people into engineering. We will be delivering a series of collaborative events with the Community to support with improving our collective knowledge and understanding and to maximise impact. 

 

Over the next few months we will be inviting The Code members to more events including:

 

Applying an Impact Framework Webinar

At this webinar EngineeringUK’s Head of Research, Steph Neave, and Senior Research and Impact Manager, Mollie Bourne will take you through an impact framework model for engineering outreach. We will also share insights on how the framework has been applied to a current engineering outreach programme. You will then have the opportunity to collaborate with other Signatories and Supporters in facilitated breakout rooms where you will discuss questions and ideas about how the impact framework could be applied to your own programmes.

Date: Monday 28 June
Time: 10:30 to 12:00

 

Virtual Work Experience Webinar

At this webinar we will share with you some key learnings on design and delivery of engineering focused virtual work experience. We will share insights gathered via EngineeringUK’s Virtual Work Experience Working Group and showcase virtual work experience programmes that members of the Code Community are delivering, to share and build understanding about what works. In break-out sessions there will be the opportunity for participants to discuss key challenges, successes and ideas, in relation to delivery of virtual work experience.

Date: Thursday 15 July
Time: 10:30 to 12:00

 

More information about these and how to sign up will be sent directly to members of The Code. If you would like to find out more, please contact us at thecode@engineeringuk.com

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Tomorrow’s Engineers

Want to get the most from your engineering engagement activity? With resources drawn from across the STEM community, Tomorrow’s Engineers is a hub that provides guidance and information to help you do just that.

Visit the Tomorrows Engineers website

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Ready to join our community?

Becoming a Signatory of The Code is free. All we ask is that your organisation makes four pledges about its approach to funding, designing, delivering, and learning from engineering-inspiration activities. If you’re ready to sign you’ll need to identify a person in your organisation who is responsible for your organisation meeting the pledges and a person who is accountable for meeting the pledges and ultimately signs The Code for your organisation.

Are you in? Sign up here.

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Securing support within your organisation

You may need to discuss becoming a Signatory with other members of your organisation. Use the downloads and links below to help facilitate this conversation:
  • Want to find out more about the benefits of becoming a Signatory? Download this PDF which contains a helpful summary of The Code and the benefits to your organisation of joining the Code Community
  • Explore the different pledge areas with your colleagues by downloading this PDF and understand how your organisation can start working towards embedding them within the design, delivery or funding of engineering-inspiration activity
  • Get stuck in and make contact with other Signatories you might already know via our LinkedIn page 
  • Any questions? Email us at thecode@engineeringuk.com

Become a Signatory – sign up now

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