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
    24 April 2017 13:30 to 16:00
    BAE Systems, - Blackburn, Lancashire, (A59 off M6 J30).
    Would you like to know more about the manufacturing methods and technologies adopted by BAE Systems in the manufacture of aerospace components for cutting edge military aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT)?
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 April 2017 17:30 to 18:45
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    This joint lecture provided by IMechE Process Industries Division and Power Industries Division North West, will start at 5.30pm. Refreshments will be available at 6.15pm after the lecture, which will be followed by another lecture on Nuclear reactor operational experience starting at 6.45pm. The speaker will discuss routes to decarbonisation of UK energy including CCS and hydrogen distribution and use in transport.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 April 2017 17:30 to 19:30
    John Dalton Building - Manchester
    This joint lecture provided by IMechE Process Industries Division and Power Industries Division North West, will start at 5.30pm. Refreshments will be available at 6.15pm after the lecture, which will be followed by another lecture on Nuclear reactor operational experience starting at 6.45pm. The speaker will discuss routes to decarbonisation of UK energy including CCS and hydrogen distribution and use in transport.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    25 April 2017 18:15 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Lecture will start at 6.45pm. Refreshments available from 6.15pm following earlier lecture 'Decarbonising UK energy for heat and transport with Hydrogen' which starts at 5.30pm IMechE members and non-members welcome. Please pre-book using IMechE system or following eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nuclear-reactor-operational-experience-tickets-27547575540
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    27 April 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Ajax Equipment Ltd. - Bolton
    Bulk solids handling, embraces virtually all industries, from pharmaceuticals and foods to minerals, chemicals, energy and sewage. One major bulk handling method is by helical screws. Ajax specialises in this technique and promotes industrial education in the technology.
    Industry: Process Industries
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