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
    09 March 2021 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    At this challenging time, 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 now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 March 2021 19:00 to 20:30
    Webinar
    HyNet is the UK’s leading low carbon hydrogen & CCS Cluster, led by Progressive Energy
    Industry: Energy transfer & thermofluid mechanics
  • Event Type: Competition event
    16 March 2021 17:30 to 19:00
    VIRTUAL LECTURE
    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. WE ARE KEEN TO ENCOURAGE ASPIRING ENTRANTS - PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE COMPETITION
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    24 March 2021 18:00 to 19:30
    Online Webex Webinar
    MPDS Mentor Training Refresher: A hour presentation with Craig Davies to refresh your knowledge on MPDS Mentoring. The session will cover membership classes and requirements, the benefits of being professionally recognised, MPDS and how it works, report structuring and the roles and responsibilities of a mentor. Sign up here: https://imecheevents.webex.com/imecheevents/j.php?MTID=mf7f32a45347d8eea86b70c862d631d6c
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    26 March 2021 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    At this challenging time, 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 now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    26 March 2021 10:00 to 11:30
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, we are keen to support our members in any way we can. We are now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    30 March 2021 10:00 to 15:00
    Virtual
    At this challenging time, 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 now offering free online events and support.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    31 March 2021 19:00 to 20:30
    Zoom Online Meeting Platform
    Devon and Cornwall Area Annual General Meeting (AGM), Open to all. This year AGM will be hosted virtually, with a guest speaker followed by a round up of the year and committee elections. More Details to follow.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 April 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    Zoom Online Meeting Platform
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 April 2021 19:00 to 20:30
    Webinar
    Fielding & Platt Ltd was an engineering firm based in the docks area of Gloucester from 1866 until 2003.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 April 2021 17:30 to 19:00
    VIRTUAL LECTURE
    AGM of SW Centre Railway Division, followed by symposium on future on board power
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    04 May 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    Zoom Online Meeting Platform
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    17 May 2021 14:00 to 16:30
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, 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 or Incorporated Member, we are now offering free online events and support. This 2.5 hour workshop has been designed to help you get started with your application form.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    02 June 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    Zoom Online Meeting Platform
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    14 June 2021 13:00 to 16 June 2021 15:00
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, 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 or Incorporated member, but do not meet the academic requirements, however can demonstrate this via their work based learning, we can offer a free Career Learning Assessment (CLA). Let us help you complete your CLA application in 2 x 2 hour workshops
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    26 June 2021 10:00 to 12:00
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, 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, we are now offering free online events and support. This 2 hour workshop has been designed to help you get started with your application form.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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