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Information relating to the 2014 Power Academy Summer Seminar.

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Seminar programme

2014 Seminar programme (PDF)

Closing date for essay

Monday, 30 June 2014

2014 Power Academy Seminar

This year's seminar will be held at the Carden Park Golf Resort Hotel and Spa on 24 - 25 July 2014.  


2014 seminar programme (PDF)


Accommodation and refreshments

Invited Power Academy Scholar’s will have a room booked and paid for by the IET on the 24 July at Carden Park Hotel.

On day one, lunch, refreshments and a formal dinner will be provided.  Breakfast and lunch will also be provided on day 2.

If you have any specific requirements, dietary or otherwise and have not yet informed the organisers, please send details to Jasmine Hodges at


Dress code

  • The dress code for the seminar on day one is business attire
  • The dress code for the dinner on day one is smart casual
  • The dress code for day two is practical clothing (e.g. casual clothes, jeans / t-shirt, nothing impractical like heels or flip flops)



Carden Park Hotel 

Carden Park
Broxton Road
Near Chester 
United Kingdom

Image of Carden Park Golf Resort Hotel and Spa, Cheshire



This years’ venue is 14 miles from Chester Train station, the IET will be providing some transport from the station to the venue, if you are interested in taking advantage of this, please email  

If you would prefer to make your own travel arrangements, more information on getting to the venue can be found here:

Travel information



If you have any questions about this year’s power academy seminar, please email


The IET 2014 Power Academy Essay Challenge 

Every year, the Power Academy invites scholars to write a mini-essay on a chosen topic. The winners will be announced at the power academy dinner on 24 July 2014 and will receive an invitation to attend the IET Annual Dinner in 2014 and put up in a London Hotel.

The top three essayists will also attend an international conference next year.

The winners in 2014 will be attending  Renewable Power Generation Conference

This year, scholars are invited to write 700 words on the following topic:

‘In 2015, there will be a UK lead mission to the International Space Station. By tradition, members of the public are invited to propose a name for the mission. What name would you choose and why? The name needs to reflect the project mission, be short and memorable, and something that will not be misunderstood in translation. It cannot be the name of a real person or place, but mythological or fictional characters are allowed.’

Please send your essay to by Monday, 30 June 2014