IET events this May – #engineering and technology dates for your diary


This month the IET’s local and technical networks are holding a great variety of events – many of which will interest students and young engineers.

There are a number of courses and workshops available for example, covering everything from negotiation and presenting through to technical report writing and TRIZ problem-solving methodology.

In addition there is an assortment of technical visits taking place both in the UK and overseas, giving the technically-minded a chance to go inside businesses such as GKN Aerospace, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Air Salvage International and Renishaw PLC.

Present Around the World local heats and regional finals continue this month, but the renowned international presentation contest isn’t the only competition taking place. The IET Satellite Systems and Applications Network has launched its Best Poster Competition, which challenges entrants to create a poster on game changing satellite applications and their commercialisation, and the end of May sees the deadline for applications to the IET’s Apprentice and Technician Awards.

Below are a few of our highlights for the month, but be sure to check out the full IET events listings to find out about everything taking place near you.


05 May, Present Around the World heat, Amesbury, competition

05 May, The engineering of craft beer, Dublin, social

07 May, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Abingdon, visit

09 May, Lifeskills – effective negotiation, Loughborough, workshop

10-11 May, Technical report writing, Manchester, course

10 May, Renishaw PLC, Cardiff, visit

11 May, Membership clinic, Preston, workshop

11 May, Air NZ Maintenance Hanger, Christchurch, visit

12 May, Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), Singapore, visit

13 May, East Midlands IET Charity Golf tournament, East Goscote, social

16 May, Webinar – Back to basics with presenting, online, course

17-19 May, Finance and accounting, London, course

19 May, Laser projection for cinema, Stockport, lecture

21 May, Coding the future, Co Londonderry, workshop

24 May, Ethics for engineers, London, course

25 May, Continuing professional development, Glasgow, workshop

28 May, IET Trinidad and Tobago Present Around the World final, St. Augustine, competition

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