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The South Yorkshire Network organises a programme of technical meetings, visits, colloquia, learned society and social events to meet the needs of the Institution members residing within, or close to, its boundary. These activities are normally open to members of other professional bodies and the general public.

About the Network

The South Yorkshire Network provides a local face of the IET through a main committee of active volunteers with support from full time IET staff. We have an active YP committee who, together with the main committee, plan and deliver our events programme.

Also covering parts of North Nottinghamshire and North East Derbyshire, the Network serves the following major centres: Sheffield, Rotherham, Mexborough, Doncaster, Barnsley, Worksop, Retford, Chesterfield, The Hope Valley and Bakewell.
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IET First Lego League - Volunteers Needed
The IET South Yorkshire Network are looking for volunteers to help inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians.  See here for further details.

Comment from the SYN Community Administrator December 2017
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The Autumn 2017 edition of the Yorkshire & Humber Newsletter is now delivered in October and contains events from October 2017 to February 2018.

The next South Yorkshire events, shown in the Newsletter, are currently being finalised and will be published on this website, together with registration instructions where necessary, as soon as the necessary details are confirmed.
Due to the sad loss of the YHRN Newsletter Editor (see below) the Spring 2018 Newsletter will be in the form of an index of Regional events, posted on LN Web Sites and via email to members.


It is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of Richard Lee on Thursday 21st September following a brave battle with cancer at the early age of 65.
Richard, who originates from South Devon, gained a 2:1 BSc(tech) from University of Wales (UWIST) in 1974 and worked for a year with Marconi in Leicester.
In 1975 he was recruited by British Steel Special Steels at Stocksbridge as an Instrumentation & Control Engineer, he spent the remainder of his career throughout the various changes in Special Steels through United Engineering Steels, Corus and TATA, rising to Manager of Projects & Technical Services, covering Stocksbridge & Rotherham works until his retirement in 2009.
As a Chartered Engineer, Richard was heavily involved in the work of The IET and its forerunner IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers), joining the South Yorkshire Local Committee in 1988 and serving as Secretary from 1992 through the transition to the IET until 2007 and taking the Chair from 2008 to 2012. Richard was also a long serving member of the IET Yorkshire & Humber Regional Committee, latterly as Editor of the Regional Newsletter (see above).
In addition to his local work, Richard was also appointed as an IET Professional Registration Assessor in 2007 and also acted as a PR Advisor and mentor.
Away from his professional life, Richard was a dedicated family man, a keen walker, gardener, volunteer charity worker, 10 Pin Bowler and "do-it yourselfer".
Richard leaves his wife Sue, who shared many of his interests, a son, two daughters and 5 grandchildren.
Our sincere condolences have been extended to Sue and family, on behalf of the IET South Yorkshire Local Network.
B.H. 26.09.2017

Could you spare a day to inspire and encourage the next generation of Engineers?
The Engineering Extravagansa (STEM) event held at AMRC, near Brinsworth on November 7th was a successful event and thanks are extended to all volunteer helpers who contributed .
A similar day is scheduled for March 2018 (date to be confirmed) and volunteer helpers will again be required.
If you can spare the time and would be willing to assist, please contact Andrew Ellwood (IET SYLN Schools Liaison Officer) by email at:
No prior experience is required. It helps if you are a STEM ambassador; but don’t worry if you aren’t – it’s possible to arrange a 2-hour basic training to suit.

As always - If you have any suggested topics you would like us to consider, or events you would like to see included in our programme, please contact Brian Heathcote at - or any committee member

The Young Professionals Committee for the South Yorkshire Local Network continues to develop a comprehensive programme of events aimed at YP members of the Network

Routes to Registration
The slides from Richard Lee's presentation on Routes to Registration are available for viewing at:



Upcoming Events


Inside DRAX
Back in November 26 of our local Young Professionals went on a site visit to the DRAX Power station, in Selby, North Yorkshire.  During the visit they learnt that DRAX now uses USA imported biomass, over coal, as it is cleaner, especially being a waste product of the logging industry. They were also reassured of how DRAX could provide electricity should ... read more...
Posted by Layla Graham on IET South Yorkshire Network Dec 18, 2017 11:48 am GMT


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