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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 July 2017
All community members are welcome to use the facility for posting comments, ideas & suggestions, and may also join other IET Communities in which they have an interest.

The Spring 2017 edition of the Yorkshire & Humber Newsletter is now printed for delivery in March and contains events from March to September 2017.
A virtual version of this Newsletter is available now on this link

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.


Layla Graham has volunteered to joint the committee as an additional Schools Liaison Officer

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 aime at YP members of the Network

Inspiring the next generation of engineers
The IET South Yorkshire Local Network is looking for members to volunteer, as Schools Liaison Officers, to help introduce young people to the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and raise awareness of engineering careers. 

What does a Schools Liaison Officer do?

SLOs work with a variety of organisations, IET staff and IET members to support opportunities for young people to learn more about engineering on an ad hoc basis. As part of the role you could: 
  • Support our Engineering Extravaganza practical science activities
  • Help students and teachers to explore the BBC Micro:bit kits
  • Exhibit at careers fairs or provide careers presentations
  • Support competitions, after-school clubs and other schools events
  • Exhibit at a science fair with a team of IET members
  • Attend and support IET school activity days
The amount of time volunteered is entirely up to you and how much time you wish to offer.
Support will be there for you from IET staff and the IET South Yorkshire Schools Liaison Officer, and training will be provided from the STEM Ambassador Programme, with which you would register.

No experience or special qualifications are required. Interested members should have good communication skills and an active interest in the development of young people of all ages and abilities. 
Working with schools and introducing the world of engineering to the next generation is a rewarding experience, and can contribute valuable continuing professional development.

Find out more about the role or register your interest by contacting Evanna Gale: or Andrew Ellwood: or Brian Heathcote:
Routes to Registration
The slides from Richard Lee's presentation on Routes to Registration are available for viewing at:



Upcoming Events


Last nights lecture by Professor Alejandro Frangi looked at the facinating field of Biomedical Engineering working with their CISTIB team based at the University on ground breaking technology in the world of medicine. The link below gives a greater insight to the 5 pillars which the CISTIB work with. Although a highly technical lecture, Professor ... read more...
Posted by Alan Chater on IET South Yorkshire Network Feb 22, 2017 9:34 am GMT


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