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The IET held its Particle Accelerator Engineering Network meeting in Birmingham on the 27th October. This network brings together engineers working on particle accelerators in Universities, National Laboratories and Industry. The day before the meeting Dr Graeme Burt from Lancaster University ran a half day technician training event aimed at increasing the knowledge of accelerators for technicians employed to work on these systems. At the main event Cockcroft staff gave two invited talks with Susan Smith, Director of ASTeC, giving a talk on free electron lasers in the UK and new Lancaster Lecturer Tobias Junginger giving a talk on superconducting RF cavities. At lunch there was a poster competition for early career engineers covering PhD students, graduate engineers and apprentices. Cockcroft had three students presenting, Victoria Hill, Alisa Healy, and Kay Dewhurst. After careful consideration of all the posters the prize was awarded to Victoria Hill, a 4th year PhD student at Lancaster University.