Bristol Mechanical Engineering Society (MechSoc)

Bristol MechSoc is a relatively new society, but already has a sizeable group of members and hopes to continue to grow considerably this year with a group of passionate and enthusiastic freshers! 

We have a successful parenting scheme, where first year members of MechSoc are assigned to two mechanical engineering parents who will help you settle in and show you the ropes.

Members typically study

  • Mechanical/Manufacturing

The facts

Established in 2012, we are a new society with a growing membership.
We welcome anyone into the society. So, if you have an interest in engineering, even if you dont study it, join today!
We offer both academic and social support & advice to our members.
We offer a fantastic family scheme, giving students from all years the chance to have fun and socialise.

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In this academic year, we are committed to keeping our website updated frequently; providing information on what the society is up to. We hope to continue to invite speakers from a range of influential engineering firms to give inspirational talks on the industry. Building on the success with Rolls Royce and Jaguar Land Rover last year.

We have our very own MechSoc hoodies! And we hope to offer many more trips, challenges and socials than we did last year. We plan to host bar crawls, pool nights, and much more.

Lastly, we aim to increase participation in the family scheme by running inter-family socials throughout the year. 

Some of our other aims:

  • Organising off-campus trips and on-campus challenges such as the Scrap-Heap Challenge last year (see events).
  • Providing members an opportunity to borrow Arduinos and Raspberry Pis to play and learn to code with.
  • Giving students an opportunity to meet others across the University in joint Society events.
  • Providing a forum to discuss questions or issues relating to your degree.

How to Join

You can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Alternatively, you can contact us through our website or send us an email.