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: Professional development event
    27 January 2021 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    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, Incorporated or EngTech member or as a Fellow, we are now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    27 January 2021 17:30 to 18:30
    Microsoft teams
    The time when we review what the Panel has achieved in the past months and discuss what we are going to do next. - Have you got ideas? - Would you like to volunteer? - Do you simply want to understand more what we do and how to help? Young member vacancies are aimed at student and young professional engineers. All the roles are voluntary, there is no fixed level of commitment and further details for specific roles can be provided by the vacancy contact.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 February 2021 15:00 to 17:00
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, we are keen to support our members in any way we can. We are now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 February 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    Virtual Meeting
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed and compete for a prize at the HQ ‘Future of Rail’ competition
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    16 February 2021 12:00 to 13:00
    Webinar
    To Join the event, please visit: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MDBjMTUyMWEtMzRlNi00NWYxLTliZGQtZWVmN2EzNjQ5OWU4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cad97b1-5935-4103-a866-57ad98a1517e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%220958aa1b-0c97-4847-bec9-269f1ac9ff18%22%7d
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Seminar
    17 February 2021 17:30 to 18:30
    Microsoft teams
    The Engineering Careers series is a brand-new event series being launched by the Greater London Region Young Members Panel. The series aims to showcase various disciplines and career pathways within the engineering industry, and the career opportunities available to young engineers today.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 March 2021 18:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    A talk on the development and design of on track plant to meet the future challenges of maintaining track in a safe and efficient process.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    17 March 2021 10:00 to 11:00
    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: Technical lecture
    19 April 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Crossrail fleet introduction (more detail to follow)
    Industry: Railway
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