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 lecture
    23 April 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Refreshments available from 6pm Lecture will start at 6.30pm IMechE members and non-members welcome. Please pre-book using IMechE system or following eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islandmagee-energy-a-pioneering-natural-gas-storage-facility-tickets-48124817625
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    25 April 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    This talks, given by John Slee Project Manager for Story contracting Ltd, will be about the Workington Transport Hub project, which is one of a number of multi-mode transport interchanges being constructed in West Cumbria to promote better use of public transport. This talk will discuss the innovative solutions adopted and how construction work was planned and completed.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    28 April 2019 15:00 to 17:00
    Blackburn & District Model Aircraft Club - Blackburn
    The visit will provide participants with the chance to gain an insight into operating model aircraft, view static aircraft and weather permitting observe some flying displays.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    30 April 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    A talk and Q&A session by Emma Guy, IMechE Business Development Manager on the requirements and routes to Professional Registration (EngTech, IEng and CEng), and to explain what CPD is all about; why we need to do it, what counts as CPD and how we can record it.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    02 May 2019 19:00 to 21:00
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    Annual General Meeting followed by Committee Meeting. New committee members urgently required.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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