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Midland & North West

‚ÄčThe Midland & North Western Section holds regular meetings in various locations in the Midlands and North West between September and April, together with a technical visit during summer.

Please see the events page for all M&NW Section events and scroll down to links to videos of our recent technical papers.

Developing Engineers Competition 2021

The Midland & North Western section have launched a competition for developing engineers and is inviting entrants to register to participate.

The competition is aimed for Younger Members and members working towards professional registration. The competition has two stages. Initially entrants will need to submit a synopsis of their proposed paper and presentation. Three finalists will be then be selected to submit a paper, and to make a presentation and participate in a discussion on their presentation at the section’s meeting in November.

The subject material is open to the entrants but must reflect and demonstrate their involvement in and contribution to a project, product or system development, maintenance, asset management, research, or standards development.
The winner of the competition will receive a free place on an ETCS course, kindly donated by Signet Solutions, and the MNWS is offering £250 which the winner can either use towards their travel and accommodation expenses to attend the ETCS course, or towards other professional development expenses. There will also be cash prizes for the runners-up and, at the judges’ discretion, for any synopses which did not make the final stage, but included good content.

  • Entrants should register via their Eventbrite event from 1 April 2021
  • Synopses will need to be submitted by 30 June 2021
  • Finalists will be notified by 31 July 2021

The finals evening will take place on 24 November 2021. This will provide any entrants for the IRSE October exam time to complete their paper, presentation and rehearse. If possible, finalists will be invited to present in person at a location in north west England, with the event also run on-line.

IRSE Midland and North Western section committee key contacts

  • Chair: Ian Mitchell
  • Hon. Secretary: Bill Redfern, Park Signalling Ltd, Holdsworth Mill Business Centre, Holdsworth Street, Reddish, Stockport SK5 6DA. Tel +44(0)161 219 0161
  • Treasurer: Clive Williams

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