Welcome to the Western Region

Western Region is a progressive centre of the Institution – one of the largest in the UK with some 8,000 members.

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:

In addition there is a Young Member Panel centred in Bristol and Bath.

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.

 

Getting Involved

There’s a growing shortage of engineers and engineering technicians in the UK. The Region’s committee sees the need to inspire young people with engineering, to inform them of the work undertaken by professional engineers and engineering technicians, and to encourage them strongly to consider engineering as a career.

To this end we work with local schools and universities in our Areas. We’re looking to further this involvement with schools to make not only pupils but teachers and parents more aware of the roles of professional engineers and engineering technicians and engineering as a career.

If you’d like to be involved in this initiative, or any other of your local Area or Division committee or Young Member Panel activities, then please contact the appropriate committee/panel via their Contact Us details.

Join the Committee

Committees are Regional and Area level, and 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.  


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.

Johnathan Milsom - Western Chair
Monika Heaton - Western Secretary
Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 June 2024 18:00 to 20:00
    Gorst Energy - Exeter
    Gorst Energy is an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility located in Clyst St Mary, on the outskirts of Exeter. They process agricultural feedstocks supplied by local farmers, primarily pig manure and sustainably grown crops. Using high-quality AD technology, the feedstock is broken down to produce biogas and digestate. The plant provides green energy to Exeter and East Devon. Join the committee on a tour of the plant.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    22 June 2024 10:00 to 13:00
    Webinar
    This 3 hour workshop has been designed to help you get started with your application form.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    05 July 2024 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: Professional development event
    08 July 2024 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
    10 July 2024 17:00 to 21:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    Annual summer technical visit and social event
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 September 2024 17:00 to 19:00
    Western House - Swindon
    New railway division chairman, Iain Rae, gives his chairman's address to the South Western Centre
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 October 2024 19:00 to 21:00
    *TBC
    Joint event with IET - more details when confirmed
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 November 2024 17:00 to 19:00
    Siemen's - Chippenham
    Siemens project engineers will present including demonstration of some of the new technologies manufactured and implemented in UK currently being introduced on our mainline railway..
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 December 2024 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Modern Railways columnist Ian gives his own unique view of the British railway scene. Xmas family lecture followed by complimentary buffet.
    Industry: Railway
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