Welcome to the Greater London Region

This is where you can find out about the activities and events in the Greater London Region.

The GLR's activities are co-ordinated by the main GLR Committee, a Central Events Sub-Committee, four Area Sub-Committees (North East, North West, South East and South West) and the Young Members Panel.

The GLR's strategic goals are:

1. Implement the IMechE Regional Strategy Board (RSB) Mission, as far as practicable, and address identified Regional needs.

2. Provide a balanced programme of high quality events for the advancement of mechanical engineering and to facilitate Continuing Professional Development.

3. Establish services for the support of members, promote greater involvement by members in regional and national events and actively seek new members.

4. Raise the profile of the Institution within regional and local government, industry, education and the wider community.

5. Manage allocated funds efficiently and effectively.

6. Represent the Institution locally to regional and local government, the media, the public, industry and education.

7. Co-operate and organise events with other Institutions and public bodies when this will be beneficial to the Institution, to members, engineering generally and society.

8. Encourage participation in local schools liaison and careers advice and associated joint activities with other societies.

If you are an IMechE member and are at all able to help the region in any way please contact Simon Paish (GLR Chairman). He and the 30 strong committee of volunteers welcome all of the support, no matter how small, that you are able to offer.

Looking ahead, all events to be held in the Region will be published on this ‘Near You’ website so please keep checking! 

Simon Paish
GLR Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Social event
    05 June 2020 19:30 to 07 June 2020 21:00
    The Alnwick Garden - Alnwick
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Civil Engineers' Club Walking Weekend in Northumberland. Meeting for a meal on the Friday evening (5th June) with guided walk in Craster and Kirknewton area on Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June. IMechE members welcome.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    08 June 2020 09:30 to 09 June 2020 11:00
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, we are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered or Incorporated Member, we are now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 June 2020 17:15 to 18:15
    Webinar
    This Technical Lecture will show how real-life problems are solved using various techniques of structural dynamics testing.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 June 2020 17:15 to 18:15
    Webinar
    Dr Robert Rayner will try to address some of the fundamentals of the British and European patent systems. The talk will describe some of the key benefits of patent ownership and provide key practical information for would-be applicants on how to go about applying for a patent. The talk will also highlight some common pitfalls, which can prevent applicants from gaining a patent. Practical advice on how to avoid replicating these mistakes will be given.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    18 June 2020 14:00 to 15:00
    Webex meeting - N/A
    This course will provide top tips and best practices for how to fill out your MPDS quarterly reports.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    25 September 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 30 minute, 1-2-1 consultation to explore routes to Membership or upgrade to Fellow
    Industry: Cross-sector
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