Programmes of events and activities for the academic year ending May 2013 have now been published by our Area Committees and Young Member Panels in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria and West Cumbria Areas together with those for our Technical Divisions (Aerospace, Automotive, Power, Process and Rail). Details of these extensive activities are shown below and on the web page for each Division, Area and Young member Panel listed on the left.
Our Regional Business Plan, modeled around the Institution’s five themes of Education, Energy, Manufacturing, Transport, and Environment, is focused on three main strategic objectives:
- To hold a balanced number of events - primarily by ensuring that the events are commensurate with the activities our members are engaged in, so that we will encourage more members to attend events, and by communication.
- To encourage more young members to attend events - by arranging lectures that are complimentary to the work they are doing at college or university and by organising events that are appealing to young members.
- To persuade more members to become more involved with the Institution.
Our excellent programme of events, visits and volunteer activities will, we hope, assist your professional development, add to your learned knowledge and, importantly, provide inspiration for a new generation of younger people to become engineers.
Please don’t miss the opportunity of attending our prestigious Regional Annual Dinner on the 19th April 2013 (for details see ‘Future Events’ below) when you can help us celebrate the success of our Region’s outstanding companies and young engineers. Awards will include the Manufacturing Excellence, Engineering Design Challenge, Speak out for Engineering and, not least, the Young Mechanical Engineer of the Year.
Why not volunteer to help drive one of our many projects and help get across the importance of engineering to the future of the economy. Our STEM Ambassadors work in schools and academic establishments, supporting events in conjunction with Primary Engineer, Greenpower, Smallpeice Trust and several other organisations.
David Barrett, our Regional Business Development Manager, welcomes enquires about Company-Based Registration schemes that make transition to full membership of the Institution as straightforward as possible. Individuals and Companies can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07834 867068
Dr David Ball,
Chairman, IMechE North Western Region 2011-
Ps. If you do want to volunteer then please contact the Area or Division nearest to you – you will be most welcome!
Current and Future Events
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Manchester Metropolitan University | 28 May 2013 18:30 to 20:00
The Northern Hub is a programme of targeted upgrades to the railway in the North of England. Scheduled to complete in 2019, it will allow up to 700 more trains to run each day. Martin Jurowski will tell us about the challenges faced by NR in achieving this
Industry sector: Railway.
John Dalton Building | 04 June 2013 18:00 to 20:00
Industry sector: Non Industry Specific.
Lakes College | 06 June 2013 18:00 to 23:00
We are delighted to announce that for our 2013 Annual Dinner we are looking to once again return to Lakes College West Cumbria. With this year’s keynote speaker being Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Tim will discuss the potential future for energy production and storage, and how West Cumbria and the British Energy Coast will play a leading role in the UK’s energy sustainability.
Industry sector: Non Industry Specific.
The SEN Centre | 11 June 2013 19:00 to 21:00
A talk on the ultimate project management challenge – how to deliver the greenest Olympics in record time.
Industry sector: Construction & Building Services.
Edensoaring | 21 June 2013 17:45 to 21:30
A tour of the Edensoaring gliding club site near Penrith followed by an optional social.
Industry sector: Aerospace.