Senior Lecturer elected as Chair of the UK Association of Civil Engineering Departments
Posted on Friday 10th November 2017
Dr Paul McMahon - Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
University of Bolton Senior Lecturer elected as Chair of the UK Association of Civil Engineering Departments
Dr Paul McMahon, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Bolton, has been elected as Chair of the UK Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED). Dr McMahon will be Chair of ACED for a term of Office of 12-months in total and will also represent ACED on the Engineering Professors Council (EPC).
Dr McMahon said “It is a huge honour to be elected to the role of Chair of the Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) which is a Sectoral Group within the Engineering Professors Council (EPC). I look forward to representing the views of UK Civil Engineering Departments and would like to thank the University of Bolton for supporting me with my committee work over the last 5 years. It is an exciting year ahead to be Chair with the Institution of Civil Engineers celebrating its 200th year anniversary (ICE200).
I will continue to work with Employers who support our part-time courses that have operated for more than 40-years here in Bolton. I want to share best practice and help the civil engineering profession at large with its promotion as we seek to benefit society and shape a better World. It is further satisfying that appointment to this role comes at a time where my Civil Engineering course in Bolton has earned the highest rank of 91% for overall student satisfaction across all North Western Universities.”
The Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) exists to promote excellence in the teaching of Civil Engineering students and in the activity of Civil Engineering research, to provide a forum for debate about important issues, to initiate enquiries or investigations on matters of concern to the Membership and to represent the interests of the Membership at the Engineering Professors’ Council, of which it is a sectoral group, and other bodies agreed by the committee. The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) is the representative body for engineering in higher education whose primary purpose is to provide a forum at which engineers working in the UK higher education can exchange ideas about engineering education, research and other matters and come together to provide an influential voice and authoritative conduit through which engineering departments’ interests can be represented to key audiences.
The University of Bolton would like to congratulate Dr Paul McMahon on his great success and wish him the best of luck in his position as Chair of the UK ACED.