Current and Future Events

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  • Event Type: Careers & education
    22 January 2019 13:00 to 17:00
    Exeter College Technology Centre
    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Devon and Somerset Area) and the Engineering Faculty at Exeter College are holding an event which aims to present to undergraduate engineers the various pathways to improving their employability and career progression. This event will be held at the Exeter College Technology Center, College Way, Exeter, EX1 3PZ in the Student Lounge.The event program is attached.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    23 January 2019 19:00 to 21:30
    Renishaw
    The Renishaw site will demonstrate some of the Renishaw products as well as providing an overview of the company.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    05 February 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Bridgwater and Taunton College - Bridgwater
    The visit will be hosted by the Engineering department of Bridgwater & Taunton College.The Engineering department has benefited from huge investment in facilities and resources in recent years. The existing Energy Skills Centre has been complemented by the £8 million Advanced Engineering Centre.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    07 February 2019 18:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Craig Davies - IMechE Southern Business Development Executive HQ will give an interactive presentation on the current processes for progressing membership, focusing in particular on preparing for the professional interview. A number of experienced engineers will be on hand for break out one to one sessions to discuss the process of progressing membership and offer their advice.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Conference
    09 February 2019 10:00 to 17:00
    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre - Stoke Gifford
    CHAIN:Bristol is a free inter-institution event for engineers taking place at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol on the 9th February 2019. Hear from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chartered Quality Institute, the Royal Aeronautical Society and many more.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    13 February 2019 16:00 to 19:00
    Portsmouth University
    Lecture by Neil Drury explaining the engineering challenge to modify legacy rolling stock for a new era. Careers fayre at 16.00, lecture commence 17.30 PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE - THIS EVENT IS NOW 13 Feb
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 February 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    18 February 2019 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET. The challenges and benefits for UK of onboard ETCS fitment to railway vehicles.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 February 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Lecture Theatre - Plymouth
    Professor Southwood will present a talk on his expertise in space engineering and discuss opportunities for engineers. “Space technology permeates many aspects of our society already. What are the challenges of making things work in space? Can we go beyond robots in space? How could humans live out on the final frontier? Why would we do it?”. Free refreshments will be provided at 1800.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 March 2019 19:00 to 19:20
    EDF Energy
    AGM - All welcome. The committee seeks new members and new ideas for events.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 March 2019 19:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Over the past year or more building work has been going ahead on Gloucestershire’s new “Energy from Waste” (GEfW) next to Junction 12 of the M5. The construction of this facility is part of a joint venture between Urbaser and Balfour Beatty (UBB Gloucestershire). The talk will address the facility as a whole and there will be a chance for questions afterwards.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    18 March 2019 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; Young Engineers (typically with less than 10 years experience) will present their papers, in competition with each other. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and will go forward for a place in the national final later in the year at Birdcage Walk, London. Other prizes for the runners-up.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Seminar
    20 March 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    The aim of the Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP) is to deliver a safe, environmentally responsible and cost effective solution for the dismantling of 27 of the UK’s defueled nuclear powered submarines after they have left service with the Royal Navy. Mike Donnington will be our guest speaker, Mike is currently head of the SDP activities for Babcock International Group and will talk us through Learning from Experience (LfE) in delivering such a complex nuclear project.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    21 March 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Talk "From Steam to Scrapheap, My Career and the IMechE" and the Devon and Cornwall Area AGM. Featuring a talk from Richard Gibbon about his career, this event will include refreshments, an account of the year and committee role elections. Join us to find out more about the committee and get involved. Please book to help us to plan the correct amount of refreshments.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    08 April 2019 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Annual General Meeting If you would like to join the committee of the Railway Division South Western Centre, or have any comments, please contact the Hon Secretary : rdswsec@imechenearyou.org. . Followed by a symposium. Magnus Conn will present the case for new vehicles and Phil Grey the case for refurbishment. The audience is then invited to interrogate the speakers and make up their own mind which is the better solution.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 April 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    25 April 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Leonardo Works - Yeovil
    The talk will cover the specifications for the main types of Aviation fuel and how the supply chains ensure that vary large quantities of fuel are unfailingly available to meet demand. The arrangements to supply the large quantities of fuel to aircraft at airports around the world will also be described.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Social event
    29 June 2019 10:30 to 17:00
    Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway - Cheltenham
    Summer social event. Train ride Cheltenham - Broadway return stopping at loco and C&W depots.
    Industry: Railway
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