Welcome to the North Western Region

Welcome to the North Western Region, which has a total of 6818 registered IMechE members (2360 Affiliates; 1243 Associate Members; 2649 Members and 566 Fellows), covering South Cumbria, West Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester areas.

Each Area is well served by a main Area Committee and a separate Young Members Panel who work tirelessly both together and independently with their local communities to engage their members through holding informative talks and visits, as well as striving to inspire the next generation of Engineers through involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Educational activities in schools and colleges.

The Region is also home to several thriving IMechE Divisions and Groups; Automotive, Aerospace, Power, Manufacturing, Process and Railway Divisions, which along with the Area Committees and Young Member Panels, co-ordinate their activities across the Region through the IMechE North West Regional Committee. Despite the NW Region being a geographically large and diverse area, the Regional Committee endeavours to be accessible to all those that it represents by rotating its Quarterly Committee Meetings around the Region, going to each Area in turn throughout the year.

The Regional Committee also brings the entire Region together by hosting a Prestigious Annual Dinner once a year, where members along with representatives from the Region’s key Engineering Industries and Further Education providers, come together to celebrate the Engineering achievements of the North West Region.

The Region has a vast diversity of Engineering/Industry, with large National and International companies working in the Nuclear, Ship Building and Aeronautical sectors, as well as thriving Small Medium Enterprise companies with specialties in Automobile, Railways and Aeronautics located across the Region.

The Region has some of the top Engineering Universities in the country, including Universities in Lancaster, Manchester, Bolton and Preston, and is home to the IMechE’s University Design Challenge competition, which has its roots here in Greater Manchester and the North West Region, and is now a International IMechE Competition being adopted by other Regions across this country as well as in China and Pakistan overseas.

The Joint Institution Group in the North West has been led by the IMechE for several years with one of its main schemes being Engineering Your Future school career awareness days. It now runs 7 events across the North West, more than any other Region in the country, and these have become embedded in most STEM school and college calendars throughout the Region. The Region enjoys unrivalled links with other PEI’s in the region, both through JIG(NW) and through the respective local area networks

All Areas in the Region also run their own extensive education outreach programme with an extensive set of education resources available to all members.
 

 
 
Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    22 November 2019 12:00 to 15:45
    Westinghouse Springfields Fuels Ltd - Preston
    Since its origins in the 1940s, Springfields has provided nuclear fuel, chemical and mechanical fabrication for LWR, AGR and Magnox fuel, and conversion services for uranium hexafluoride. Due to the sensitivity of the plant, visitors will need to supply their Full Name and Nationality when registering. Non-British nationals or dual nationals will be required to complete an additional Entry Check Form at least 4 weeks before the visit date.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    22 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Lancaster University Engineering Breakout Space (C Floor) - Lancaster
    Two speakers from different areas of the nuclear industry will be giving short talks about their respective sectors followed by networking. Pizza provided as always!
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Mentor Training    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Professional development event
    26 November 2019 09:30 to 11:30
    Wray Suite - Lancaster
    The Institution are hosting a Mentor Training Session to develop Mentors’ awareness, reinforce their understanding of the role of MPDS and update their mentoring skills.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    27 November 2019 19:30 to 21:00
    The Forum - Barrow-in-Furness
    Speaker: Iain Todd
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    28 November 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    The Queensferry Crossing opened in September 2017 and this stunning, globally unique bridge forms the centrepiece of a major upgrade to the important cross-Forth transport corridor in the east of Scotland.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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