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
    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: Technical lecture
    26 May 2021 19:00 to 20:15
    Webinar
    Environmental concerns are receiving widespread media coverage, and targets are being set locally, nationally and globally to mitigate environmental damage. However, often the targets are narrow, do not take into account wider sustainability and are not accompanied by clear routes to implementation.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    26 May 2021 19:00 to 20:00
    Virtual
    This is a virtual workshop hosted by Midlands Region aimed at encouraging adult participants to inspire and enthuse the next generation about STEM through fun, engaging design and build experiences and is sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. There are a few places left
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    02 June 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    Microsoft Teams
    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
    02 June 2021 19:00 to 20:30
    *TBC
    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 lecture
    09 June 2021 19:00 to 20:30
    Webinar
    Among the world’s biggest defence projects, the F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather, stealth, 5th-generation, combat aircraft, for ground-attack & air-superiority tasks. The RAF & RN will fly this most complex and advanced aircraft ever. Over 500 UK firms are in the supply chain. The talk, covering the aircraft as a whole with an engineering emphasis, is a unique chance to hear about this exciting project from an expert intimately involved; he will take questions.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • 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
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    08 July 2021 18:00 to 20:00
    Microsoft Teams
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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