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Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar

The Nuclear Institute is delighted to announce this year’s seminar will be held virtually to ensure the safety of all of our delegates.

This event is designed to further explore recent innovative developments in engineering simulation, and inspire the modelling communities in order to help reduce uncertainties associated with the analysis that in many cases support the plant design, its supporting safety case and operation.

The 2020 event will see a mixture of invited prominent speakers from the nuclear community, where the latest advances and learning from modelling in nuclear science and engineering will be discussed; and we are seeking abstracts from designers, practitioners or researchers who wish to submit a presentation at this popular seminar.


Ticket prices range from £50 for students to £140. Please see website for full details.

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Nuclear Careers Event 3: wider nuclear industry

Have you considered a career in the nuclear industry?

Want to contribute to low-carbon energy generation, new fusion technologies and advanced reactor development?

Hear about job opportunities for 2021 entry and network with major companies in the sector.

Open to students of South West Nuclear Hub member Universities (detailed in the Registration section), hear about opportunities for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers across science and engineering disciplin

Nuclear Careers Event 3: Government, decommissioning, research and professional bodies

This third of three careers sessions will showcase a diverse range of organisations involved in research, decommissioning and waste management, as well as the leading professional body for the sector.

They will each present about their early career opportunities, as well as giving insight into working in the nuclear industry.




These events will take place via Zoom webinar. Please register with your university email account so we can verify you are from a South West Nuclear Hub member university.

University of Bristol UWE University of Plymouth University of Southampton University of Oxford

We plan to record these sessions so if you cannot attend live, please still register to gain access to the recording.

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Introduction to the UK EPR Design Centre

Tilly Spencer (Edvance UK Director) and Nicolas Courade (Edvance UK Head of Site Support) will talk to the Nuclear Institute Western Branch network about EDVANCE UK and the new UK EPR Design Centre. The ongoing ‘Engineering Transformation’ involving these organisations will create a UK centre of design expertise for EPR reactor construction, based on EDVANCE UK and DIPNN UK experience. These organisations will support Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C and other future UK Projects from Aztec West in the north of Bristol.


Please register for this webinar via the Nuclear Institute website.

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NI Western Branch Speaking Competition

The Nuclear Institute Western Branch Speaking Competition will take place on Thursday 16th July via webinar. It is open to those under 37; the qualifying age for the Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network.

Participants will give a ten minute presentation on "Any topic directly related to nuclear energy". The winner will receive £300 and advance to the national final. Second place wins £200, third place wins £100 and the Best Abstract will also win £100.


You can register to view this event via the Nuclear Institute here

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NI Western Branch – Molten Salt Reactors

The talk will cover Moltex’s innovative research into Molten Salt Reactors and introduce their MSR family which includes a fast spectrum Waste Burner and a thermal spectrum uranium burner. The focus will be on the design principle of putting elimination of risk ahead of engineered management of risk and achieving the cost reductions that ensue.

  • Refreshments 18:30 for a 19:00 start
  • Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, Bristol University, BS8 1TR
  • Presented by Ian Scott, Moltex


The event is free to attend but please register via Eventbrite:

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Intro to Nuclear New Build and Power Generation

Delegates will be exposed to the past, present and future of nuclear power production, through technical seminars presented by representatives from across the industry, as well as a tour of Hinkley Point C Construction Site.

Seminars will discuss a variety of key topics within the industry, including history of nuclear power production, electricity generation and the operation of the national grid.

Many of the ideas from the seminars will then be observed first hand on the tour of Hinkley Point C Construction site and the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) Simulator

A formal dinner will provide the opportunity to network with people across the industry, including our main speaker Stuart Crooks, Managing Director of Hinkley Point C

Find out more about last year’s seminar series in the Nuclear Institute's blog post

Intro to Nuclear New Build and Power Generation

If you have queries about the Intro to events please contact the YGN via events.ygn@nuclearinst.com

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If you have queries about the 'Intro to' events please contact the YGN via events.ygn@nuclearinst.com

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Nuclear Institute YGN Speaking Competition

The competition is open to anyone under the age of 37 at the time of the competition, you do not need to be a member of the Nuclear Institute.   The talk can be on "Any nuclear, energy or environmental subject, whether technical, social or personal".

The competition will be held at EDF’s Bridgewater House office in central Bristol on Wednesday 24th July.

NI YGN Western Branch Heat, as part of the annual Speaking Competition - interesting topics, food, drink and networking!

The schedule for the evening is:

  • 5pm to 6pm - Networking, food and drinks in our canteen area
  • 6pm to 8.30pm - Speaking Competition, hearing from 6 engaging speakers
  • 8.30pm onwards - Further networking

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You must register for this event or you will be denied entry.

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Nuclear Institute Digital Special Interest Group

Nuclear Institute Digital Special Interest Group Meeting

  • 10th July 2019
  • Registration: 09:30
  • Start: 10:00
  • Finish: 15:00

Location: Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Narrow Quay House, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4BA

There will discussions on a number of topics relating to digital in the nuclear industry.

There will also be short presentations from several organisations, both within and outside the industry, including:

  1. Assystem
  2. Cavendish Nuclear
  3. CGN Bradwell
  4. Centre for Digital Built Britain
  5. Direct Rail Services
  6. Frazer-Nash
  7. National Nuclear Laboratory





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Nuclear Institute YGN Membership and Chartership Evening

Membership and Chartership Evening

  • Wednesday 8th May 1730-1930
  • EDF Energy, Barnwood, Gloucester Gl4 3RS
  • Booking deadline 01/05/19
  • 1730 arrival for an 1800 start.

The YGN in collaboration with the Western Branch invite you to join us at our Membership and Chartership evening.

This event will follow an interactive format. Starting with an introduction to the separate Membership and Chartership process, followed by small group interactive sessions with the chance to ask an assessor what they are looking for in an application.

To register please fill out the booking form and return to events.ygn@nuclearinst.com

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