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Hopefully over the years you will have been to some IET events in your local area. These events are only possible due to the hard work of dedicated volunteers – but now they need your help. Will you step up?


22/04/14 - PLEASE NOTE - Registration is currently full for the Movement of Nuclear Fuel event at Bridgwater on 29/04/14. No further registrations will be taken for this event. Thank you to all that have shown an interest.

18/03/2014 - REGISTER NOW for our Young Professionals: Engineering Question Time event on 25/03/14. The topic under discussion will be 'UK's future energy generation solutions'. Refreshments will be made available.

Please join us to share your opinions on this very topical subject.


11/02/2014 - Prestige Power Systems on the 18th of February 2014 at 18:30. Sign up and come along to this thought provoking and entertaining lecture from Professor Ian Bitterlin. Of course, refreshments of cake, sandwiches, tea and coffee are provided. Sign up on this link:

11/02/2014 - We were delighted to welcome so many members to our recent lecture on the 'Great western mainline modernisation'. We would like to thank Mike Hogg of First Great Western for giving us such an interesting presentation and wish him well with all the developments that he has planned.  Have a look at our photo of the event to see Mike in action

05/02/2014 - We regret to inform you that the Zumtobel event has been cancelled.

15/01/2014 - Please note that the 'Great Western Mainline Modernisation' event will now be held on 4/2/2014

11/12/13 - This year's family lecture, 'Talking in space', was held on 3/12/13. The event was well attended and we would like to extend our thanks to Professor Watson for delivering the lecture. We'd like to offer you our best wishes for the festive season and look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the new year

Somerset & West Wiltshire Network's Young Professionals in the News.
Here's an update on what the YP Section has been up to lately.

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This great news for industry in our territory broke a couple of months ago, but it is still worth celebrating here, now that I have figured out how to do it.  Congratulations to the people at AgustaWestland, belated as this may be. One thousand UK engineering jobs have been secured thanks to two government contracts to upgrade military... read more...
Posted by mauricepoole on IET Somerset & West Wiltshire Network Apr 2, 2014 10:50 GMT

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IET release free knowledge pack for all members

The IET are offering all their members a free knowledge pack every year which will enable you to download journals, conference articles and eBook chapters at no cost.
The pack will incorporate a collection of five credits which will allow five free downloads from over 400 eBooks, over 1,300 conference publications and over 70,000 journal articles. Don’t just limit yourself to the five downloads however, by purchasing an extra pack for only £30 you will be entitled to another 25 downloads working out at just over £1 per transaction! For non-members we have a set price at £75 which will grant access to 10 downloads.

To download an article simply logon to the IET’s digital library using your login details here

Browse the vast collection of electronic literature readily available at your fingertips and click on ‘Use Knowledge Pack’ to confirm the use of the credit. Do remember though, our credits only last 12 months so make sure you spend them wisely before they get reset next year!
For further information on the packs, FAQs and a short introductory video follow the link here.

Happy reading!
  • Posted Thu 13 Feb 2014 04:32 GMT

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Jia Hou
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Stewart Webb
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