IET events this March

There’s something for everyone this month, with lectures, technical visits, career support, social gatherings, comedy and competitions.

Spring is almost upon us so why not make the most of the longer days by heading out to one of the many IET visits held this March. Tours include the JET Fusion Research Facility, Vodafone’s Network Operations Centre and Airbus’ Filton site, so be sure to book a place before they fill up!

This month several Lifeskills workshops are taking place across the UK where you can improve your presentation skills, tighten up your CV and also learn more about managing teams. There are also several career focused events including a lecture in Bath focusing on what to do post-university and Hong Kong is hosting the Career and Professionalism Congress.

The IET is also hosting live broadcasts of the Global Grand Challenges summit on 12-13 March. Come to Birmingham or Glasgow to enjoy all the networking opportunities of attending a face-to-face event, with student/early career discounts and registration from just £25!

The programme of speakers and innovators includes Bill Gates, Lord Darzi (Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London) and Professor John Hennessy (President, Stanford University).

Finally we have a highlight from next month: the Ig Nobel Tour is bringing its unique blend of laughter to the IET in central London on 4 April. It’s all about research that makes people laugh, then think. Attendees of this free event will witness a number of wacky presentations from past Ig Nobel winners, including a study of scrotal asymmetry in ancient sculptures and the real reasons dogs chase their tails.

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


07 March, Lifeskills: Making an impact with your CV, Portsmouth, workshop
07 March, Visit to Vodafone Network Operations Centre, Newbury, visit
12 March, Lifeskills: Developing a portfolio of evidence, Glasgow, workshop
12 March, Routes to professional registration, Stafford, lecture
12 March, Annual Science Week Quiz, Sheffield, social
12-13 March, Global Grand Challenges Summit, Birmingham, Glasgow, conference
13 March, Tour of the JET Fusion Research Facility, Abingdon, visit
14 March, Airbus site visit, Filton, visit
14 March, Lifeskills: Effective negotiation, Reading, workshop
14 March, Young Railway Professionals (YRP) Annual Dinner and Dance, London, social
19 March, So I finish my degree, what is next?, Bath, lecture
20 March, The Great Egg Race, Plymouth, competition
20 March, Engineering Student Papers Competition, Kingston, competition
21 March, BEC Young Professionals workshop, London, workshop
23 March, Career and Professionalism Congress, Kowloon, Hong Kong, seminar
27 March, Jaguar Land Rover visit, Liverpool, visit
27 March, Lifeskills: Leading and developing successful teams, workshop

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