Welcome to the Greater London Region

This is where you can find out about the activities and events in the Greater London Region.

The GLR's activities are co-ordinated by the main GLR Committee, a Central Events Sub-Committee, four Area Sub-Committees (North East, North West, South East and South West) and the Young Members Panel.

The GLR's strategic goals are:

1. Implement the IMechE Regional Strategy Board (RSB) Mission, as far as practicable, and address identified Regional needs.

2. Provide a balanced programme of high quality events for the advancement of mechanical engineering and to facilitate Continuing Professional Development.

3. Establish services for the support of members, promote greater involvement by members in regional and national events and actively seek new members.

4. Raise the profile of the Institution within regional and local government, industry, education and the wider community.

5. Manage allocated funds efficiently and effectively.

6. Represent the Institution locally to regional and local government, the media, the public, industry and education.

7. Co-operate and organise events with other Institutions and public bodies when this will be beneficial to the Institution, to members, engineering generally and society.

8. Encourage participation in local schools liaison and careers advice and associated joint activities with other societies.

If you are an IMechE member and are at all able to help the region in any way please contact Simon Paish (GLR Chairman). He and the 30 strong committee of volunteers welcome all of the support, no matter how small, that you are able to offer.

Looking ahead, all events to be held in the Region will be published on this ‘Near You’ website so please keep checking! 

Simon Paish
GLR Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    30 July 2020 14:00 to 15:00
    Online
    This webinar has been designed to help you prepare for your Professional Review Interview. Following the presentation we will be available to answer any specific questions regarding application forms and general questions about the PRI.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    14 August 2020 10:00 to 11:00
    Webex meeting - N/A
    This course will provide top tips and best practices for how to fill out your MPDS quarterly reports.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 August 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    Virtual Meeting
    RSSB will talk about their latest project to assess the impact of 'high and tight' platforms on rolling stock design. The project considers what can be done practically to improve accessibility at these platforms and the economic case for investment.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    27 August 2020 14:00 to 15:00
    Online
    This webinar has been designed to help you prepare for your Professional Review Interview. Following the presentation we will be available to answer any specific questions regarding application forms and general questions about the PRI.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 September 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    Virtual Meeting
    Professor Felix Schmid, Railway Division Chair and Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education will give his Chair’s Address on his specialism of railway systems engineering.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    17 September 2020 16:00 to 17:00
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, we are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered or Incorporated Member, we are now offering free online events and support. This presentation will explain the process of becoming an Eng Tech, IEng or CEng Member of the Institution. It will also discuss what to expect in the Professional Registration interview.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    25 September 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    *Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - London
    This is a 30 minute, 1-2-1 consultation to explore routes to Membership or upgrade to Fellow
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 November 2020 18:30 to 20:00
    Virtual Meeting
    A talk on decarbonisation and rail's contribution to net-zero carbon from David Shirres, Editor at Rail Engineer magazine.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 January 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    A look at the new rolling stock by Siemens destined for London Underground. The venue of the talk will be announced closer to the time following updated covid-19 guidance.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 February 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed and compete for a prize at the HQ ‘Future of Rail’ competition
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 April 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Crossrail fleet introduction (more detail to follow)
    Industry: Railway
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