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            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
    06 December 2022 18:00 to 19:00
    The presentation will introduce the key concepts relevant to the design process, the selection of equipment and scale-up of formulated products ensuring they can be manufactured consistently and reliably to deliver the functionality, sensory and aesthetics properties that consumer have come to expect.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    07 December 2022 18:30 to 20:00
    Virtual Event
    The IMechE Greater Manchester Young Members Panel invites you to attend an evening discussion on the future of transport. This event will be an online talk on Wed 7th Dec 2022 from 18:30 - 20:00 GMT. We welcome two talks from, Cardiff University and Hyperloop manchester to discuss what are the cutting-edge innovations and decarbonising technologies in our automotive and rail industries. (An event link will be sent to individuals who sign up on the event page.)
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 December 2022 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Delivering the HS2 Rolling Stock Design Vision
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 December 2022 18:30 to 19:30
    Online Webinar
    Dr. Adam Towse, Head of Discipline (Simulation & Assessment) at Assystem Energy and Infrastructure, will present his recent developments in digital twins within the nuclear industry. The use of Digital Twins, connecting models with their real counterparts via an always-on data link, is becoming well established in many industries and will continue to expand.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 December 2022 12:00 to 13:00
    Online Webinar
    Energy transition: Can we stop history repeating itself? Following on from the previous webinar in this series, "Energy Security - The True Cost Of Energy", this webinar will focus on the Responses to the Challenges that are faced in the Energy industry while avoiding mistakes made in the past.
    Industry: Process Industries
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