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UAE Local Heats 2022

Competition Date

Sunday,19th March2023


The Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE) competition is organised annually by the IMechE's local volunteer groups. It was originally established in 1964 to challenge young engineers to prove 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 verbal and visual presentation skills and competence in public speaking.

Competitors must give an oral presentation on a mechanical engineering-related subject, to be broken down as follows:
  • Presentation length: 20 mins
  • Discussion and questions from judges: 10 mins

90% of the total marks will be awarded for presentation skills and 10% for technical content.

Participants will compete in area heats, which are judged by a panel of professionals and academics chosen by the local committee. The winner and runner-up from each heat go on to compete in the Yorkshire Region Final. Traditionally, the Regional winner and runner-up are announced at the annual Yorkshire Regional Dinner.

Eligibility Requirement
  • Must be an Affiliate or Associate member of the IMechE, or a Member who has been professionally registered for less than 10 years.


Online Event
via MS Teams

In November 2021, the event was held successfully, for more details read the news article.

Membership one2ones

Event dates:

29th September 2023
12th October 2023
9th November2023
7th December 2023

Event Time:

Between 10am UK time and 4pm UK time

These 30 minute 1-2-1 video call/telephone appointments are designed to give you guidance on becoming professionally registered or upgrading your membership.

We can give you advice on:

  • Which membership category is right for you?
  • Whether you meet the correct academic and work competence requirements
  • Your CPD
  • The application process
  • Completing your application form
  • Preparing for and attending the Professional Review Interview for IEng and CEng applications only

Please tell us your preferred time and we will do our best to accommodate you.  

MS Teams


Tom Owen, Senior Business Development Manager, International.


Register for this event:
You need to pre-register to attend these sessions.

Please email Tom Owen – to register.

You don’t have to be a member of the Institution to participate, so if you have a colleague/friend who would be interested in joining the Institution, please do share this information with them.


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