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: Social event
    31 March 2020 18:00 to 21:00
    The Lemon Tree - London
    Three engineers walk into a bar (...or a pub in this case) is a new event that the Greater London Region Young Members' Panel is launching. The aim of this event is to allow young professionals to have informal discussions about their day-to-day job or interests and find out what other engineers or students are working on! The event will start with a few informal talks from engineers or students, aiming to communicate in a simple (and fun!) way a project that they are currently working on.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    04 April 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    Westerham Car Park - Westerham
    A cross country walk starting at Westerham car park - 5 miles before lunch and 3 miles after lunch. Event organised by Civil Engineers' Club but any friends wishing to join us will be welcome. THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 April 2020 10:00 to 16:00
    Virtual
    This is a 30 minute, 1-2-1 telephone consultation to explore routes to Membership or upgrade to Fellow
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 April 2020 17:30 to 19:00
    *TBC
    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.. All evenings start at 17:30 with tea, coffee and biscuits. Lectures commence at 18:00 for approximately one hour with questions afterwards. Refreshments are served after each lecture with an opportunity for networking and to meet the speaker
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    28 April 2020 00:00 to 30 April 2020 00:00
    Virtual
    This workshop will allow you to complete your application for Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. Pre-registration is required. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to participate in this webinar.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    05 June 2020 19:30 to 07 June 2020 21:00
    The Alnwick Garden - Alnwick
    Civil Engineers' Club Walking Weekend in Northumberland. Meeting for a meal on the Friday evening (5th June) with guided walk in Craster and Kirknewton area on Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June. IMechE members welcome.
    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
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