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The Midland & North Western section are now reviewing the submissions for developing engineers for the competition.
The competition is aimed for Younger Members and members working towards professional registration. The competition has two stages. Entrants have submitted a synopsis of their proposed paper and presentation. Three finalists will 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.
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.
MerseyRail Fleet Replacement
Level Crossings - Suitable and Sufficient Risk Assessment
Midland & North Western Section AGM 2021 and talk: “40 years in operations”
ETCS test facility at Melton
Human factors in signalling operations
Crewe Basford Hall and independent lines resignalling project
The testing challenges of transferring Manchester ROC
Midland & North Western Section AGM and talk by Claire Beranek
Obsolescence Management for Railway Systems
Virtual reality signal sighting using the Unreal Engine
Life extension of signalling assets