Welcome to the Western Region

The Region covers the five Areas listed below:

  1. Bath & Bristol
  2. Devon & Cornwall
  3. Devon & Somerset
  4. Gloucester
  5. Swindon

In addition there is a Young Member Panel centred around Bristol. There are also three Divisional Centres for those with specialist interests in the Aerospace, Automobile and Railway industries.

  • Western Young Members (Bristol)
  • Aeronautical
  • Automobile
  • Railway
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.

Details of the programme, typically comprising around 90 events organised by the Region, Areas, Young Member Panel and Divisional Centres, are printed on a single card, which is sent to all our members during September each year via an insert in Professional Engineering.

Ian Parsons - Western Chair
Mike Moseley - Treasurer

Western Region Facebook Page

 

 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    09 January 2019 17:00 to 19:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    JOINT EVENT WITH PWI Matthew Savastano explains his role in the project to provide new high speed railway network in western USA
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    09 January 2019 18:00 to 21:00
    Bristol Blue Glass - Bristol
    Join the Bath and Bristol Young Members for our post-Christmas Bristol Blue Glass tour! Make your very own glass.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    15 January 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    16 January 2019 19:30 to 21:00
    The Inn on the Green (Upstairs Room) - Bristol
    Come along to our monthly meeting to help us decide on what events to put on and an opportunity to get to know people with similar interests in your area!
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    23 January 2019 19:00 to 21:30
    Renishaw
    The Renishaw site will demonstrate some of the Renishaw products as well as providing an overview of the company.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    07 February 2019 18:30 to 21:00
    EDF Energy
    Craig Davies - IMechE Southern Business Development Executive HQ will give an interactive presentation on the current processes for progressing membership, focusing in particular on preparing for the professional interview. A number of experienced engineers will be on hand for break out one to one sessions to discuss the process of progressing membership and offer their advice.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Conference
    09 February 2019 10:00 to 17:00
    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre - Stoke Gifford
    CHAIN:Bristol is a free event for Young Engineers taking place at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol on the 9th February 2019. Get the inside track on your early career in engineering from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chartered Quality Institute, the Royal Aeronautical Society and many more.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    13 February 2019 16:00 to 19:00
    Portsmouth University
    Lecture by Neil Drury explaining the engineering challenge to modify legacy rolling stock for a new era. Careers fayre at 16.00, lecture commence 17.30 PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE - THIS EVENT IS NOW 13 Feb
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    13 February 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    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
    18 February 2019 17:00 to 19:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    JOINT EVENT WITH IET. The challenges and benefits for UK of onboard ETCS fitment to railway vehicles.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 March 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    18 March 2019 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; Young Engineers (typically with less than 10 years experience) will present their papers, in competition with each other. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and will go forward for a place in the national final later in the year at Birdcage Walk, London. Other prizes for the runners-up.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Seminar
    20 March 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    The aim of the Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP) is to deliver a safe, environmentally responsible and cost effective solution for the dismantling of 27 of the UK’s defueled nuclear powered submarines after they have left service with the Royal Navy. Mike Donnington will be our guest speaker, Mike is currently head of the SDP activities for Babcock International Group and will talk us through Learning from Experience (LfE) in delivering such a complex nuclear project.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    08 April 2019 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Annual General Meeting If you would like to join the committee of the Railway Division South Western Centre, or have any comments, please contact the Hon Secretary : rdswsec@imechenearyou.org. . Followed by a symposium. Magnus Conn will present the case for new vehicles and Phil Grey the case for refurbishment. The audience is then invited to interrogate the speakers and make up their own mind which is the better solution.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    09 April 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    *TBC
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Social event
    29 June 2019 10:30 to 17:00
    Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway - Cheltenham
    Summer social event. Train ride Cheltenham - Broadway return stopping at loco and C&W depots.
    Industry: Railway
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