Welcome to the Glasgow & South West Scotland Area

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Our role is to serve you by supporting and promoting the engineering community; we organise engineering events, lectures, visits and talks. Everyone is welcome to join the committee, simply attend meetings or come to our events. The Glasgow & South West Scotland Area IMechE Committee generally meets on the first Monday of every month at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

The committee hold regular events and activities at locations throughout our area; these events are published on the events page. They are usually held on the first Thursday of every month from September to June and we organise a number of special events throughout the year. Past events are also published along with attendee feedback and images where applicable.

You can keep up to date and stay connected with us via our FacebookTwitter and Linked In pages.

If you'd like to get involved, attend any of our events or make suggestions to us, please Contact Us.


Get Involved in your Local IMechE Committee

Be proactive with your CPD in 2013

A behind the scenes look inside the Glasgow & SW Scotland IMechE committee. There are many benefits to volunteering and this video explains what being part of the committee is all about. If you are a Mechanical Engineer working in in the West of Scotland why not consider volunteering?

If you would like to get involved or would like some more information please get in touch via any of our social media channels, come along to one of our regular committee meetings or contact our new Co-Chairs Dean Boyce and Malcolm Robb directly on glasgswscotchair@imechenetwork.org.

Past Chair Testimonial

My name is Andrew Cowell and I am the immediate past Chair of the Glasgow and South West Scotland Area Committee for the IMechE.  Me and all of my fellow Committee Members are volunteers, but we do this because we see that we get as much back from this as we put in. We are always looking for new members to allow us to continue to deliver the annual lecture programme, so I decided to write to the members in our Area to encourage you to get involved.  Your commitment need not be large; if we have enough members the load can be distributed evenly without a sacrifice in quality. I have listed below my top ten reasons for getting involved (in no particular order):

  • Make visits to mechanical engineering companies and projects not normally accessible.
  • Have the opportunity to input to the lectures that are delivered as part of the annual lecture series.
  • Have one-to-one conversations with the presenters of these lectures and learn more about them and their background.
  • Meet interesting mechanical engineers and learn more about their work.
  • Meet young engineers from the Young Members panel and be inspired by them, and inspire them, to learn more about mechanical engineering.
  • Meet the President of the IMechE and join him on his Scottish tours.
  • Network with Mechanical Engineers of all levels and find areas of common ground.
  • Work with other like-minded mechanical engineers to promote knowledge of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Have the opportunity to be interviewed and broadcast live about mechanical engineering issues.
  • Gain credit towards Competence E on your Chartered or Incorporated Engineer application.


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