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WEAF Virtual Hydrogen Summit

The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) are launching the first digital Hydrogen Summit in the South West.

Listen to the experts to gain an overview of the sector and explore the opportunities it may bring to the South West supply chain.

The event will be discussing the development of the green hydrogen roadmap and bringing together local stakeholders, authorities and businesses to develop and deploy hydrogen fuel projects across the region. It will also cover policy, hydrogen supply, research and development, infrastructure and hydrogen demand.


Access to this 3 day online conference is via Eventbrite. Tickets are available for members and non-members of WEAF.

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Society of Radiological Protection South West conference

The SRP’s South-West Regional Committee is currently planning a two day online event on 7th – 8th October 2020.  The title of the conference will be, ‘Radiation Protection – Back to Basics’ which will present delegates with the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of dosimetry, training, assessment, contingency planning and many more topics drawing upon expertise from a variety of sectors.

The programme is now available to view here.


All details on registration including member and non-member rates can be found on the Society for Radiological Protection website.

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Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power

Work has begun at Berkeley power station in Gloucestershire to remove radioactive waste products from the site as part of its decommissioning programme.  To try and reduce the time and cost of this operation, a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol hope to recycle material from the irradiated graphite to generate […]

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Nuclear industry jobs continue to increase in South West

The Nuclear Industry Association has published its annual jobs map of the UK for 2019, that shows nearly 60,000 people are employed in the civil nuclear sector across the UK, equivalent to the aerospace manufacturing industry. The South West is noted as an employment hotspot for the industry, primarily due to new build activity at […]

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South West Electron Microscopy 2019

Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre are hosting the inaugural meeting of the South West Electron Microscopy (SW-EM) group  at the University of Plymouth on 18-19 March 2019. 

This two-day meeting will bring together electron microscopy professionals across a wide range of academic subjects, institutions, research groups and facilities, incorporating facility managers, technicians, academics and researchers alike. We already have attendance confirmed from across South West institutions, including the University of Bristol, University of Bath, University of Exeter (including Camborne School of Mines), Cardiff University, Swansea University as well as the University of Plymouth.

SW-EM 2019 will allow each facility or research group to introduce themselves, their equipment, and research, before leading discussion sessions surrounding areas of interest to the wider SW-EM community including funding applications, service contracts and training opportunities. We will have a representative from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) present to introduce current and future funding opportunities that may be of interest to SW-EM members, including instrumentation and/or facility grants.

In addition, SW-EM 2019 will host multiple networking opportunities, a commercial exhibition, a research poster session aimed at early-career researchers (ECRs), and an evening reception as part of the event.

This event is free to attend for academic delegates, but registration is essential. Please email natasha.stephen@plymouth.ac.uk to register your interest.

More information: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/south-west-electron-microscopy-2019


Day 1

  • 11.45-12.00 - Arrival and registration
  • 12.00-13.00 - Lunch and networking (including exhibition)
  • 13.00-15.00 - Session 1: Group introductions
  • 15.00-15.30 - Break and exhibition
  • 15.30-17.00 - Session 2: Group introductions
  • 17.00-18.00 - Poster session and exhibition
  • 19.00-21.00 - Evening reception (off campus)

Day 2

  • 08.30-09.00 - Arrival and registration
  • 09.00-11.00 - Session 3: Service contracts and training
  • 11.00-11.30 - Break and exhibition
  • 11.30-13.00 - Session 4: Funding opportunities (UKRI)
  • 13.00-13.15 - Closing remarks
  • 13.15-14.00 - Lunch and exhibition
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Science brought to life for South West students

Photo of Sarah White playing Lise Meitner, in front of the formula she wrote to explain nuclear fission.  Photo taken by Eve Williams©, a year 12 photography student at Clyst Vale Community College (one of the schools the tour will visit) INSPIRING young minds to embrace science is the ambitious aim of a dynamic local […]

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Hub Co-hosts Nuclear South West Conference 2017

  The Nuclear South West annual conference took place on the 20th and 21st September 2017 at the Royal Marriott Hotel on College Green. This was jointly hosted by the South West Nuclear Hub and brought together large and small businesses from the region and beyond. The conference had an international theme this year and […]

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