Fourth IEEE UK&I YP Postgrad STEM Research Symposium

Exploring the multidisciplinary landscape of technology

Saturday, 18th November 2023

The IEEE Young Professionals, UK & Ireland Section, is hosting a postgraduate STEM research symposium.

IEEE UK & Ireland (UK&I) Young Professionals

This FREE ONE DAY symposium is an opportunity for early career STEM researchers, especially PGRs (PhD and MPhil), to present their research, receive feedback, and explore the possibilities of turning research to enterprise.

The first symposium held at the University of Chester in 2018

The symposium is open to professionals and students across the country and beyond and we are now accepting submissions of 1-page abstracts of research work for oral presentations. No full paper submission is required. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 5th November 2023 and free registration is now open. There is a chance to win an award.

See symposium call for papers below.


Abstract submission is through Microsoft CMT. Submit your abstract here.

Retrieve abstract submission guidelines here. LaTeX template for abstract submission is available here

Non presenting participants are also invited to register. Registration is required in order to receive joining instructions.


The second symposium held at the University of Leeds in 2019

Symposium Features

The event focuses on research presentations, keynote, panel discussion, workshop, awards, and a networking event with Industry participation.

Keynote and workshop:

Learn from notable experts as they deliver keynote talks on various STEM topics. The symposium will also offers workshops on a range of topics.


Participants are invited to submit abstracts of their research for oral presentation at the symposium. The submissions will be classified and presented through different tracks. This is not a peer reviewed conference and full paper submission is not required – the idea here is to give participants the opportunity to discuss their research before an unfamiliar audience and get feedback which will help them improve their work for subsequent presentations.

What participants said about the first symposium


The IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals is sponsoring Judges’ and Audience’s Choice awards for “Best Oral Presentation”. Each award is up to £100