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Welcome to the Western Region

During the COVID-19 Lockdown period many of the usual events have been either postponed or cancelled.  We hope to establish a series of virtual events within the Region and signpost those organised by HQ IMechE.  Indeed the move to virtual events by many regions potentially opens up opportunities to participate in more events.

Western Region proudly share many of their events with other Professional Engineering Institutions including Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), Institute of Physics (IoP), Nuclear Institute (NI), West of England Metals and Materials Association (WEMMA) and many more

The Region covers the six Areas listed below:

  1. Bath & Bristol
  2. Devon & Cornwall
  3. Devon & Somerset
  4. Gloucester
  5. Swindon
  6. Channel Islands
In addition there is a Young Member Panel centred around Bristol and a special interest Railway Division South West Centre.

Information about events and contacts for each Area or Panel is provided in their respective pages.

The overall programme for the Region aims to provide a mixture of learned society activities including prestige lectures, talks on popular subjects, visits to industrial organisations, aspects of Continuing Professional Development, student prizes and social functions.

With the resumption of a full service, post COVID, we expect to re-instate the monthly newsletter summarising events.  This is followed up by a targeted email advertising each event about 2 weeks before it happens. 

Johnathan Milsom - Western Chair
Monika Heaton - Western Secretary

 

Join the Committee

Committees are Regional and Area level are always looking for volunteers to deliver the exciting programme and services that our members deserve.  The commitment can be as little or as much as your circumstances allow over time so please get involved.  The Regional Committee meets once a quarter and Areas tend to meet once a month.

Committee membership is a great way to improve your networking, demonstrate a commitment to the profession and contribute to your Continuous Professional Development now required to sustain professional registration.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    07 February 2023 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    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, Incorporated or EngTech member or as a Fellow, we are offering free events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    07 February 2023 18:00 to 20:00
    Microsoft Teams
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines. This meeting will take place virtually.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    10 February 2023 11:00 to 12:00
    Webinar
    For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered or Incorporated Member, we are offering free online events and support. This presentation will explain the process of becoming an Eng Tech, IEng or CEng Member of the Institution. It will also discuss what to expect in the Professional Registration interview.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 February 2023 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    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, Incorporated or EngTech member or as a Fellow, we are offering free events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    16 February 2023 17:00 to 19:00
    Kawasaki Precision Machinery - Plymouth
    Join the Devon and Cornwall IMechE Committee on a tour of Kawasaki Precision Machinery (UK) Ltd in Plymouth. Tour around the facility of the high-precision total systems engineering company, leading the way in hydraulics and supplying equipment for a huge range of applications.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    21 February 2023 12:00 to 12:45
    Webinar
    Armed forces and MOD engineering personnel can learn about the routes to professional registration and the support available.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    01 March 2023 17:00 to 19:00
    University of Bath
    Tim Sterry, Head of Rolling Stock Engineering at HS2, explaining Britain's next generation of high speed train for HS2. Joint event with Women in Rail
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    01 March 2023 18:00 to 20:00
    Microsoft Teams
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines. This meeting will take place virtually.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    20 March 2023 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Aspiring young engineers describe the technical challenges they have addressed in a presentation competition with monetary prizes and the chance to progress to the national final at Birdcage Walk.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    23 March 2023 19:00 to 21:00
    University of Exeter - Room 004 - Exeter
    Talk by engineering students on their design, build and race experience with formula student
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    29 March 2023 13:00 to 14:00
    Webinar
    We are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become a Fellow of the Institution, we are offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    11 April 2023 18:00 to 20:30
    Numatic International - Chard
    Tour of the mould shop and Henry Hoover production line. Followed by a talk with tea and coffee.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 April 2023 18:00 to 20:00
    Microsoft Teams
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines. This meeting will take place virtually.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    24 April 2023 14:00 to 16:00
    West Ealing Station
    GWR engineers demonstrate the novel fast charging battery unit. With potential ride to Greenford and back on the train. Pre-booking mandatory for this event
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    24 April 2023 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    GWR engineers explain the novel fast charging battery unit. Joint event with IET
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    08 June 2023 19:00 to 21:00
    Robey Trust Ltd - Tavistock
    A visit to the Robey Trust Steam Museum. A social event between Devon & Cornwall and Devon & Somerset Area Committees. We will then head to the Local Stannary Brewery for food and drink.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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