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: Competition event
    19 October 2020 00:00 to 31 October 2020 23:59
    Microsoft teams
    Speak Out for Engineering is a competition designed to help young engineers develop verbal and visual communication skills.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    29 October 2020 17:30 to 18:30
    Microsoft teams
    The time when we review what the Panel has achieved in the past months and discuss what we are going to do next. - Have you got ideas? - Would you like to volunteer? - Do you simply want to understand more what we do and how to help? Young member vacancies are aimed at student and young professional engineers. All the roles are voluntary, there is no fixed level of commitment and further details for specific roles can be provided by the vacancy contact.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    03 November 2020 18:00 to 18:40
    Webinar
    General Aviation, and particularly its lighter side, is seeing a perfect coming-together of different recent technologies that are firing the imagination of design engineers. Hundreds of projects have been started but there are early signs of maturing from a wide range of formats . The webinar will touch on the many drivers for low emission flight, will examine the enabling technologies and will discuss some of the choke points.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    10 November 2020 10:00 to 11:00
    Virtual
    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, Incorporated or EngTech member or as a Fellow, we are now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    30 November 2020 12:30 to 13:15
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, we are keen to support our members in any way we can. Whether you're working towards professional registration, undertaking Initial Professional Development (IPD) or keen to demonstrate your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) we can help.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 January 2021 18:00 to 19:30
    *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
    15 March 2021 18:00 to 00:00
    *TBC
    A talk on the development and design of on track plant to meet the future challenges of maintaining track in a safe and efficient process.
    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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