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Welcome to the North Eastern Region

Across the Region, we have a varied programme of events, closely aligned with the IMechE’s five key themes of Energy, Environment, Transport, Education and Manufacturing 

The programme includes visits and activities to assist your professional development, to add to your learned knowledge, and to provide inspiration for a new generation of younger people to become engineers. 

Our Young Members continue to take the lead in prestigious events in the Region including GreenPower which gives school pupils an opportunity to build and race an electric vehicle.

If you have a little time to spare and are interested in joining any of the active Committees, please also get in touch. We need enthusiastic volunteers. It can be very interesting work, good for developing your skills and also provides some great networking opportunities.

We are well supported by our Regional Business Development Manager, Denis Healy, who provides various ‘Routes To Professional Registration’ workshops as well as developing Company-Based Registration schemes, to make transition to full membership of the Institution as straightforward as possible. Please contact Denis directly if you want to find out more – either as an individual, or on behalf of your Company at

If you want to find out what’s happening where you live or work, then please contact myself or the Tyne & Wear or the Teesside Area Committee’s – you will be most welcome!

Bowman Bradley,

Regional Chair

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 October 2023 18:30 to 20:00
    David will explain how GWR in collaboration with the former company Vivarail, will trial new fast charging battery-charging technology on its network, paving the way for future battery-only trains to run future regular passenger services.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    06 October 2023 12:00 to 13:00
    Online Event
    This is a new 30 minute webinar designed to assist you with composing a good quality application form.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 November 2023 18:30 to 20:30
    Priory Street Centre - York
    Railway Division Chairman Andrew Skinner will provide his perspective on several experiences he has had and events he has been involved in. He will explore how these have had an impact on not only his engineering career but also working within a system which is the rail industry. He will distil these down to reveal the key elements we need to be good railway engineers and provides a perspective on where the industry and its engineers need to be in the future.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    24 November 2023 00:00 to 00:00
    The competition is open to any Affiliate, Associate or Young Member of the Institution who has been professionally registered for ten years or less. Competitors must give an oral presentation on a subject relating to mechanical engineering. The duration of the presentation must not exceed 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion and questions from the judging panel.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Social event
    07 December 2023 18:30 to 20:30
    Priory Street Centre - York
    Felix Schmid explains how some of the world’s most challenging places have been conquered by rail engineers. Engineering and travelogue combined.
    Industry: Railway
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