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

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  • Event Type: Professional development event
    18 May 2021 13:30 to 20 May 2021 15:30
    Online Webinar
    For our members working in Academia who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered or Incorporated Member, we are now offering free online events and support. Let us help you complete your application in 2 x 2 hour workshops, followed by ongoing support as required.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 May 2021 18:00 to 19:00
    ONLINE Teams meeting
    Geothermal energy is a growing topic of conversation in the UK but has been around for decades across the world, particularly in volcanic regions. Hazel will provide an overview of how we can find, access and use geothermal energy for both heat and power in a number of different geological settings, and discuss why Cornwall is so well suited to geothermal energy. She will talk through the stages of development at the United Downs project.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 May 2021 18:00 to 19:00
    Webinar
    Join Professor Andy Gale to discuss the lessons to learn on now not to fail when it comes to project planning and execution.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    20 May 2021 11:00 to 12:00
    Online Webinar
    A webinar covering a 50 year retrospective of catastrophic events and the lessons engineers should draw from these
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    03 June 2021 11:30 to 12:30
    Online Webinar
    A talk about the efforts taken to incorporate 3D printing into the pandemic response.
    Industry: Process Industries
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