Welcome to the North Western Region

Welcome to the North Western Region, which has a total of 6818 registered IMechE members (2360 Affiliates; 1243 Associate Members; 2649 Members and 566 Fellows), covering South Cumbria, West Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester areas.

Each Area is well served by a main Area Committee and a separate Young Members Panel who work tirelessly both together and independently with their local communities to engage their members through holding informative talks and visits, as well as striving to inspire the next generation of Engineers through involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Educational activities in schools and colleges.

The Region is also home to several thriving IMechE Divisions and Groups; Automotive, Aerospace, Power, Manufacturing, Process and Railway Divisions, which along with the Area Committees and Young Member Panels, co-ordinate their activities across the Region through the IMechE North West Regional Committee. Despite the NW Region being a geographically large and diverse area, the Regional Committee endeavours to be accessible to all those that it represents by rotating its Quarterly Committee Meetings around the Region, going to each Area in turn throughout the year.

The Regional Committee also brings the entire Region together by hosting a Prestigious Annual Dinner once a year, where members along with representatives from the Region’s key Engineering Industries and Further Education providers, come together to celebrate the Engineering achievements of the North West Region.

The Region has a vast diversity of Engineering/Industry, with large National and International companies working in the Nuclear, Ship Building and Aeronautical sectors, as well as thriving Small Medium Enterprise companies with specialties in Automobile, Railways and Aeronautics located across the Region.

The Region has some of the top Engineering Universities in the country, including Universities in Lancaster, Manchester, Bolton and Preston, and is home to the IMechE’s University Design Challenge competition, which has its roots here in Greater Manchester and the North West Region, and is now a International IMechE Competition being adopted by other Regions across this country as well as in China and Pakistan overseas.

The Joint Institution Group in the North West has been led by the IMechE for several years with one of its main schemes being Engineering Your Future school career awareness days. It now runs 7 events across the North West, more than any other Region in the country, and these have become embedded in most STEM school and college calendars throughout the Region. The Region enjoys unrivalled links with other PEI’s in the region, both through JIG(NW) and through the respective local area networks

All Areas in the Region also run their own extensive education outreach programme with an extensive set of education resources available to all members.
 

 
 
Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    15 July 2020 20:30 to 20:30
    Bolton Steam Museum - Bolton
    This event is postponed without a set date: The Bolton Steam Museum has been developed and is now operated by the Northern Mill Engine Society who has been working since 1966 to preserve and restore some of the steam engines that powered the North-West textile industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum will be open exclusively for the IMechE network, with all steam powered engines running. Refreshments will be provided. Non-members are also welcome.
    Industry: Fluid machinery
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    16 July 2020 13:00 to 15:00
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, we are keen to support our members in any way we can. We are now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    22 July 2020 18:30 to 20:00
    Virtual Meeting
    The 2020 AGM of the SLYMP, which was previously postponed.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 August 2020 13:00 to 06 August 2020 15:00
    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, but do not meet the academic requirements, however can demonstrate this via their work based learning, we can offer a free Career Learning Assessment (CLA). Let us help you complete your CLA application in 2 x 2 hour workshops
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 August 2020 18:30 to 20:00
    Skype
    Interested in getting involved with the Young Members IMechE in West Cumbria? Come along and join us for our monthly meeting and learn about the exciting plans the committee are making for the year ahead. We are looking for new members to help drive this Young Members Panel forward.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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