Visit Report: Engineering Wales Conference, Cardiff 2017

The Engineering Wales Conference was held by the Engineering Research Network Wales in Cardiff on October 18th.  The workshop consisted of various workshops and plenary talks including a talk from Peter Jolley, the Chief Engineer from Aston Martin and Ton Fijen the Technical Director of Tidal Lagoon Power. There were also short talks on the best way to connect business to academic research and upcoming funding opportunities that might be useful to both the business and academic attendees of the conference.

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Visit Report: Hitachi-GE ABWR Seminar, 17th-18th October, Birmingham

The 7th seminar of the Hitachi-GE academic technical seminar series, which started in 2013, was held in Birmingham on October 17th and 18th 2017. The conference began with an introduction to the seminar which included a brief explanation of the BWR Hub and its activities. This was followed by a plenary talk by Dame Sue Ion on the Future of UK Nuclear, which gave a positive summary of the current UK position on Nuclear Energy. The second plenary talk was given by Dr Mike Weightman who gave an interesting talk on the lessons learned from Fukushima, which was followed by an update on the Wylfa Newydd Project.

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Visit Report: Nuclear Academics Meeting 2017

The UK Nuclear Academics Meeting was held in Lancaster on the 4th and 5th of September 2017. The meeting was an opportunity for the Nuclear Academics across the UK to come together and discuss recent developments across the Nuclear Community. The talks were broken down with a Nuclear Research Consortia session and two Panel Sessions on Policy and Implementation on the first day and an International Programme Session, followed by a UK National Programme Session and Education and Training Updates on the second day.

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Trip Report: Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Internships to Japan 2017

The three students in front of the British Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.

Three students from UK joined Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd (HGNE) over the summer for a 2.5 months internship at Hitachi-works, Hitachi City, Japan. The three interns were a BSc student, MSc student and a PhD student from the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Imperial all studying nuclear engineering related courses.
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