What is The Dyson Institute?
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Learn more about us

In March 2016 the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Research and Innovation, invited James Dyson to take advantage of the Higher Education Research Bill to set up an engineering programme.  A programme to produce engineers who are work-ready – to inspire brave people who can get hands on with real engineering challenges, who have a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work.  The Dyson Institute enrolled its first Undergraduates in September 2017.

 

Vision

The Dyson Institute is working to become the best engineering university in the world, which develops the engineering leaders of the future.

 

Mission

Every day, we work to build challenging and enriching educational experiences which are free, student-centric and aligned with the needs of industry.

 

Our values reflect our heritage and are aligned with the broader Dyson group. We work to be:

 

Different – we’re brave explorers, curious and excited by the unknown. Using engineering logic and ingenious thinking, we create our own future, overturning conventional wisdom.

Authentic – we work together to create new and exciting experiences that are entirely our own. Nothing is borrowed.

Better – we start from a position of dissatisfaction and strive to make everything radically better. When we think we’re close, we transform again. We never stand still.

Governance

The Dyson Institute’s governance structure consists of The Dyson Institute Council, the Academic Board, the Staff-Student Liaison Committee and the Undergraduate Experience Committee.

Click through the boxes to find out more about each of these organisations.

 

  • Governance

    The Dyson Institute’s governance structure consists of The Dyson Institute Council, the Academic Board, the Staff-Student Liaison Committee and the Undergraduate Experience Committee.

  • Council

    The Dyson Institute Council is the principal decision-making body of The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. It is responsible for the determination of the educational character and purpose of The Dyson Institute, for oversight of its activities and for ensuring financial solvency.

    Members of The Dyson Institute Council come from within Dyson, The Dyson Institute, its parent group Weybourne, and also includes external members from across Higher Education.

  • Academic Board

    The Academic Board acts as The Dyson Institute’s academic authority (subject to the overall authority of the Council). It promotes the academic and professional work of The Dyson Institute and safeguards the standards of its teaching and academic awards.

    Members of the Academic Board come from within The Dyson Institute, external members from across Higher Education and Dyson.

  • Staff-Student Liaison Committee

    The Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) is a committee made up of elected Undergraduate representatives and members of academic and Dyson Institute staff. It is Undergraduate led and provides a forum for Undergraduates and staff to discuss ideas and feedback on the Undergraduates’ academic experience. It also provides an opportunity for the programme team to consult with Undergraduates and receive feedback on new proposals.

    At The Dyson Institute there are two SSLC representatives per cohort of Undergraduates, who meet with representatives from The Dyson Institute and the University of Warwick at least three times each academic year.

     

     

  • Undergraduate Experience Committee

    The Dyson Institute Undergraduate Experience Committee (UEC) exists to give Undergraduates a voice on their non-academic Undergraduate experience. It’s a direct line into The Dyson Institute team and ensures that the Undergraduates and the Dyson Institute team continue to work together to develop an exceptional Undergraduate experience.

    The UEC is made up of elected Undergraduate representatives who represent the whole Undergraduate body, not just their cohort. There are Undergraduate-led meetings held once a month, attended by UEC representatives and a member from The Dyson Institute team, who also sits on the committee. The meetings give UEC representatives and The Dyson Institute team an opportunity to discuss anything non-academic, which includes pastoral support, sports and social activities, accommodation, feedback on workplace rotations and cohort wellbeing.

  • Regulations

    Currently The Dyson Institute is in a delivery partnership arrangement with the University of Warwick for the academic provision of the programme, and adheres to their Quality and Standards procedures. 

    Dyson is responsible for the delivery of the work-based elements of the programme and adheres to the Dyson employment procedures.

    To view Warwick’s regulations, please click here.

     

Governance

The Dyson Institute’s governance structure consists of The Dyson Institute Council, the Academic Board, the Staff-Student Liaison Committee and the Undergraduate Experience Committee.

Council

The Dyson Institute Council is the principal decision-making body of The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. It is responsible for the determination of the educational character and purpose of The Dyson Institute, for oversight of its activities and for ensuring financial solvency.

Members of The Dyson Institute Council come from within Dyson, The Dyson Institute, its parent group Weybourne, and also includes external members from across Higher Education.

Academic Board

The Academic Board acts as The Dyson Institute’s academic authority (subject to the overall authority of the Council). It promotes the academic and professional work of The Dyson Institute and safeguards the standards of its teaching and academic awards.

Members of the Academic Board come from within The Dyson Institute, external members from across Higher Education and Dyson.

Staff-Student Liaison Committee

The Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) is a committee made up of elected Undergraduate representatives and members of academic and Dyson Institute staff. It is Undergraduate led and provides a forum for Undergraduates and staff to discuss ideas and feedback on the Undergraduates’ academic experience. It also provides an opportunity for the programme team to consult with Undergraduates and receive feedback on new proposals.

At The Dyson Institute there are two SSLC representatives per cohort of Undergraduates, who meet with representatives from The Dyson Institute and the University of Warwick at least three times each academic year.

 

 

Undergraduate Experience Committee

The Dyson Institute Undergraduate Experience Committee (UEC) exists to give Undergraduates a voice on their non-academic Undergraduate experience. It’s a direct line into The Dyson Institute team and ensures that the Undergraduates and the Dyson Institute team continue to work together to develop an exceptional Undergraduate experience.

The UEC is made up of elected Undergraduate representatives who represent the whole Undergraduate body, not just their cohort. There are Undergraduate-led meetings held once a month, attended by UEC representatives and a member from The Dyson Institute team, who also sits on the committee. The meetings give UEC representatives and The Dyson Institute team an opportunity to discuss anything non-academic, which includes pastoral support, sports and social activities, accommodation, feedback on workplace rotations and cohort wellbeing.

Regulations

Currently The Dyson Institute is in a delivery partnership arrangement with the University of Warwick for the academic provision of the programme, and adheres to their Quality and Standards procedures. 

Dyson is responsible for the delivery of the work-based elements of the programme and adheres to the Dyson employment procedures.

To view Warwick’s regulations, please click here.