Speak Out for Engineering 2020/2021 West Midlands - SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS NOW!!!

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13 January 2020 00:00 - 31 March 2020 17:00
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Speak Out for Engineering West Midlands is a competition organised by the IMechE Birmingham Young Members panel. The competition provides young engineers with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and develop their presentation skills and competence in public speaking. Presentations are judged by a panel of professionals from industry and each entry will receive feedback on their presentation.

Competitors are asked to give an oral presentation on a mechanical engineering subject. Presentations must be a maximum of 10 minutes in length, followed by up to 10 minutes of questions from the judges. 90% of the total marks are given for delivery and 10% for technical content. This ensures that, while all presentations must have mechanical engineering content in its broadest sense (e.g. purpose, research, design, feasibility, and practicality), all presentations have the same chance of success despite varying degrees of technical content. 

All entrants are required to submit a presentation summary (maximum 200 words) which will be judged by the IMechE panel based on engineering content. Those shortlisted will be selected to present at the regional competition. The  date for the West Midlands 2020/21 competition, which will take place at the University of Bimringham, will be announced at a later time. The winner will receive a £300 cash prize and be entered into the UK final. The runner up will receive a £200 cash prize.

The winner will also be entered into the UK 2020/2021 final which will take place at IMechE headquarters in autumn 2020.


How to enter:
View details by clicking here. The deadline for entrees is Tuesday 31st March 2020 by 5pm.

On the day:
Mechanical Engineering Building

Refreshments will be provided from 6:30pm, to start at 7:00pm.

There is free parking available on campus and outside the Mechanical Engineering building after 6pm – please use the intercom and let security know you are attending an IMechE event and they will allow you access.

The building number is Y3. A campus map can be found here:

Please note after 7pm, the doors to the building may be locked for security reasons so please arrive early.


School of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

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