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As one of the IET’s geographical communities, the Solent network provides career development and networking opportunities for current and future engineers, alongside promoting science, engineering and technology more generally. 

The Solent area has one of the largest concentrations of engineers and technicians in the UK.  All levels of technical qualifications can be attained though three universities that offer degree courses accredited for Chartered Engineer status and a range of other colleges. Our industries are modern and diverse, fostering a thriving engineering community.

Most of our events are free to attend and are open to the public. We are of course keen to play our part in being the professional home for life for IET members, however we also aim to give due priority to:

  • supporting early career professionals in our area
  • engaging with engineering and technology students at local colleges and universities, and their parent institutions
  • connecting with IET Schools Liaison Officers / STEM ambassadors in the area, to further help encourage young people to enter the profession
  • providing events of interest to local engineering and technology businesses

In addition to the above, we have specific event programmes organised by our retired members section and for those based on the Isle of Wight.

The following Committee members are also happy to be contacted:

Upcoming events

There are currently no events


Unless stated otherwise, events are held at The Bargeman's Rest, Newport and commence at 19:30, with tea and biscuits from 19:00. A cash bar is also available. Events programme Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the IET Isle of Wight Section Committee have decided not to hold physical event meetings during the session 2020-21. It has considered the ... read more...
Posted by Gordon Dixon on IET Solent Network Oct 30, 2020 2:56 pm GMT


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IET Local Networks
The IET's Solent local network online community is a place for information about our activities and for discussion.  It is not necessary to be a member of the IET to be part of this community.  Geographically, the network covers the Isle of Wight and Hampshire south of a line drawn to the north of Alton and Winchester.
Hampshire & IoW, United Kingdom