Speak Out for Engineering 2015/16 - East Yorkshire Area Heat

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Competition event
21 November 2015 10:00 - 16:00
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SOFE is organised annually by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' local volunteer groups. It was originally established in 1964 to challenge young engineers to prove that they could 'communicate effectively', which is still an important area in developing engineers today.

The competition provides young engineers with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and develop their presentation skills and competence in public speaking.  Area heats are judged by a panel of professionals chosen by the local committee and each entry will receive feedback on their presentation afterwards.

Having been revived in the region in 2014, the competition now runs annually with the up-coming area heats happening later this year and the regional final in early 2016.  The heat winners will be invited to the Yorkshire Region Annual Dinner, at the Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield, where the Regional winner will be announced and prizes awarded.  

For more details see the main IMechE SOfE Competition page for full details including a download link to the valuable entrants pack.

The East Yorkshire area heat will take place this year at The University of Hull on the 21st of November 2015. The winner from East Yorkshire Area heat will be selected on the day of the presentations and feedback will be provided to all applicants.

Spectators and supporters are welcome in the area heats but spaces are limited, so if you would like to attend please click the 'Book now' link on this page.

A free buffet lunch will also be available for all applicants/spectators and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The competition is for Affiliate members, Associate members and those who have been professionally registered for 10 years or less.

How to Apply for the East Yorkshire Heat
1. Book your ticket below including any guests you would like to invite as a spectator.
2. Download the East Yorkshire Area Heat Application From.

3. Complete the form including a 200 word synopsis on your chosen presentation topic. 
4. Email the synopsis to EYorksYMChair@imechenetwork.org.
5. The deadline for application submissions has been extended to midnight Saturday 14th November

Applicants will be notified shortly after the closing date to confirm 
if they have been chosen to present at the East Yorkshire Area Heat on the 21st of November.

Good luck to all applicants 


The Speak Out for Engineering Competition is open to all IMechE Young Members. A Young Member of the IMechE is someone who has not achieved corporate membership status (Chartered, Incorporated, EngTech), or has been so for less than 10 years.


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The University Of Hull
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