Announcing Partnership with the Radio Communications Foundation (RCF)
Radio Frequency (RF) engineering and communications are an important part of the Electronics sector in the UK, however the decline in numbers of young people taking an interest in radio communications has created a specific skills shortage. The UKESF and the RCF are therefore delighted to announce a new collaboration, which aims to increase the engagement of young people with radio communications technology.
“We recognised that we had a number of shared objectives with the RCF and we think that working together will help us have a greater impact in these areas,” said Stew Edmondson, UKESF CEO.
Sir Martin Sweeting, Chairman of the RCF Board of Trustees, commented, “RF engineering is a vital enabler of today’s economy. Against a background of a shortage of RF engineers, the RCF is delighted to be working in partnership with the UKESF to encourage undergraduate interest in this field.”
The first collaboration between the UKESF and the RCF will be a competition to promote RF engineering. The competition will be open to students at UKESF partner universities who complete RF and communications-related final year projects. It will launch with the support of some UKESF company partners ahead of the next academic year, with details to be published later in the spring.