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£300 Million Investment to Support Learning and Teaching
The DfES has recently announced an investment of over £300 million, to support quality enhancement in University learning and teaching. HEFCE are now formulating plans to administer these funds and are proposing to establish Centres of Teaching Excellence (CTEs).

Composites on Tour
The UKCME has recently won EPSRC funding to extend the EU-funded Composites-on-Tour project, which concluded in December, for a three month tour of the UK.

Teaching Development Grant Awards 2003
Information about projects funded by our scheme to support teaching development in materials education.

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act came into force in September 2002. Many sets of guidelines have been produced to help to understand the implications of the Act, however there is little practical guidance focussed specifically towards materials science courses and students.

Famous Materials Scientists
We are compiling a list of 'famous' people who have studied or practiced materials science and engineering. Can you suggest examples of such people who have gone on to reach positions of prominence in any field - pop stars, politicians, sports stars, business people or even royals?

Materials as Art - Photographic Competition
The UKCME has launched a photographic competition. We are looking for images that bring materials science and engineering to life - that help us to look at the 'Materials World' in a novel way.

DoITPoMS Web-based Teaching and Learning Resources
The DoITPoMS Project is a FDTL Phase 3 consortium project which focuses on the use of the Web for the dissemination of teaching and learning resources for materials science.

Keynote Project Update
The Keynote Project is another, recently completed, FDTL Phase 3 project in the area of Materials Technology. The project aimed to embed and disseminate good practice in key skill development as a way of enhancing graduate employability and developing the skills of lifelong learning.

Navigating the Materials World
This new guidebook is intended to enable students to navigate through materials science and engineering courses with increased motivation, reflection, and depth. It acts as a guide and a reference to help students interpret the basic language and laws within materials science.