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IMechE Lancashire Area

The objectives of the Lancashire Area Committee are:

  • To provide a service for the IMechE members and the public in Lancashire, whether it's providing opportunities for Personal & Professional Development, or organising interesting and engaging Engineering related events.
  • To promote engineering through technical lectures, guided technical visits and STEM related activities involving companies, universities, schools and colleges as well as other charities.
  • To encourage local IMechE members to get involved and engaged with the Institution.
  • To inspire, develop and support volunteering members for a sustainable and strong committee.

As the new Chairman, I would like to encourage you to contact us, whether it's to attend an event, find out how to take your engineering experience and enthusiasm into schools, get involved in the Lancashire Area Committee, organise an event, or do a presentation at an event. 

Get in touch with us when you would like to…

This committee also supports North Lancashire Young Member Panel who meet at Lancaster University, South Lancashire Young Member Panel who meet at University of Central Lancashire as well as Blackpool & Fylde College. This allows us to reach further into Lancaster and generate more ideas to support the above objectives. It also gives us the opportunity to organise events of a more social nature. Engineering is a passion and it is fun! Some advice for students and young engineers can be found in the following presentation:

2019_03_02 - Facing Challenges as Young Engineers by Murat Islam

I also want to sincerely thank Paul Shechter and all committee members for their support, mentoring and coaching they have provided over the past years.  I believe our committee has grown from strength to strength with Paul's leadership and I certainly will work hard to maintain and improve that trend.

We have a very diverse and inclusive committee that cultivates many great opportunities.  We look forward to hearing from you, and together we will improve the world through engineering.

Very best wishes,

Murat Islam, CEng MIMechE
Honorary Chair – Lancashire Area Committee


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    22 November 2019 12:00 to 15:45
    Westinghouse Springfields Fuels Ltd - Preston
    Since its origins in the 1940s, Springfields has provided nuclear fuel, chemical and mechanical fabrication for LWR, AGR and Magnox fuel, and conversion services for uranium hexafluoride. Due to the sensitivity of the plant, visitors will need to supply their Full Name and Nationality when registering. Non-British nationals or dual nationals will be required to complete an additional Entry Check Form at least 4 weeks before the visit date.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    22 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Lancaster University Engineering Breakout Space (C Floor) - Lancaster
    Two speakers from different areas of the nuclear industry will be giving short talks about their respective sectors followed by networking. Pizza provided as always!
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Mentor Training    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Professional development event
    26 November 2019 09:30 to 11:30
    Wray Suite - Lancaster
    The Institution are hosting a Mentor Training Session to develop Mentors’ awareness, reinforce their understanding of the role of MPDS and update their mentoring skills.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 January 2020 18:00 to 20:00
    University of Central Lancashire (GBLT) - Preston
    ICE Lancashire Branch joint presentation with NWGG, BTS and IMechE Lancashire. The lecture will give a very brief introduction to compressed air work and its use for cutterhead maintenance interventions on Tunnel Boring Machines. It will focus on the use of state of the art non-air mixed gas breathing mixtures and saturation exposures for pressures of up to 15 bar as will the link between Preston and Hong Kong.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    11 February 2020 10:30 to 13:00
    BAE - Blackburn
    The Institution are hosting a 3 hour interactive session which will help you to submit an application for EngTech Membership with guidance and advice from Institution staff. It has been designed to help you through each of the UK-SPEC competence questions and application paperwork; preparing you for the submission of your written application.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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