Special Interest Group

What is a SIG?

Each special interest group (SIG) is a community with a shared common interest in advancing knowledge sharing, developing good practice and practical industrial application.   It exists to support our members’ professional development and encourage working together to produce solutions to industry-specific problems.  

It provides an opportunity for practitioners and related professionals to connect to advance their knowledge, learning, expertise and thought leadership in support of their CPD.  

What do you get from joining a SIG?

Each group will define and outline bespoke benefits in line with the following principles; 

  • Be involved, providing a forum where experience, good practice and concerns can be shared. 
  • Access to discuss topical issues with fellow practitioners to share knowledge, expertise and learning
  • Topical e-updates containing news, events and activities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunities for involvement in relevant consultations, policy debate and research requests.

How do I join?

If you are interested in joining please make contact directly with the SiG via email.  Please do include your contact details, expertise and experience and interest level.    

Anyone can join a special interest group, membership is open to all NI members whether as active part of a steering group, corresponding member or an active reader.  

Each SiG is conducted under the terms of the Chatham House Rule. 

For practical purposes and to ensure that all can benefit from the SIGs, it may be necessary to restrict membership of the steering group to those that are most active or have specific contributions of value to the development of the topic. For this reason, we do advise that each member is not involved in more than two at a time.    

NI currently offers the following Special Interest Groups 

  • Digital 
  • Nuclear Security
  • RadWaste

Coming soon

  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • SMR
  • Spent Fuel Management

Contact Details

For general enquiries about the NI SiG Programme please contact Amanda MacMillan, NI Events Manager  a.macmillan@nuclearinst.com 

Digital special interest group

DESCRIPTION 

A key goal of this group is to provide an important forum for industry-leading debate and ideas to promote and drive a cohesive Digital development across all aspects of the nuclear industry.

STEERING GROUP & Terms of Reference

The work of the SiG is coordinated by a steering group that reports to the NI CEO alongside an NI Board of Trustee (Alastair Laird).

Click here for a copy of the Terms of Reference 

CONTACT 

If you would like to become a member of this group, please register your interest by making contact.   This is done by emailing Philip Isgar (philipsunbeam2@gmail.com) or Ray Chegwin (ray.chegwin@ktn-uk.org)  highlighting your interest level with a brief summary of your expertise and experience, plus advising if you are currently a member of the Nuclear Institute. Please do include your best contact details.

NOTICE BOARD  

Nuclear Security special interest group

DESCRIPTION

A key goal of this group is to work together across each discipline with an integrate approach to compliance, assurance and safety management. It will include topic areas such as physical security, personnel security, application of government and commercial classification schemes, assets including information and its protection, cyber security i.e. security risks and mitigations as they apply to computer-based information management and process control systems, including those which are safety-related or safety-critical, demonstrating appropriate security performance to clients and the regulators

STEERING GROUP & Terms of Reference 

Chaired by Mike Stubbings, the work of the SiG is coordinated by a steering group that reports to the NI CEO alongside an NI Board of Trustee (Alastair Laird). 

 Click here to view a copy of the Terms of Reference

 CONTACT

If you would like to become a member of this group, please register your interest by making contact.   This is done by emailing SecuritySIG@nuclearinst.com  highlighting your interest level with a brief summary of your expertise and experience, plus advising if you are currently a member of the Nuclear Institute. Please do include your best contact details. 

RADWASTE special interest group

DESCRIPTION

The principal purpose of the this group is to highlight the importance of radioactive waste management to the UK, so to encourage improvements in performance and resilience, and to maximise opportunities for growth. The outputs of this group will encourage collaboration and sharing between industry sectors of good practice in radioactive waste management, promote a better understanding of the capabilities that exist in the UK and help ensure that the industry remains able to attract and retain a skilled workforce as well as making best use of opportunities for growth both domestically and internationally

STEERING GROUP & Terms of Reference 

Chaired by Helen Simms, the work of the SiG is coordinated by a steering group that reports to the NI CEO alongside an NI Board of Trustee (Juliet Long). 

Click here to view a copy of the Terms of Reference

CONTACT

If you would like to become a member of this group, please register your interest by making contact.   This is done by emailing radwaste.sig@nuclearinst.com  highlighting your interest level with a brief summary of your expertise and experience, plus advising if you are currently a member of the Nuclear Institute. Please do include your best contact details.