Young Professionals Affinity Group2023-01-11T11:02:23+00:00

Young Professionals Affinity Group

Welcome to the IEEE UK and Ireland Young Persons Affinity Group.

IEEE UK and Ireland Young Professionals (UK & I YP) is an affinity group for electrical, electronics, software and computer systems engineers that have graduated in the last decade. The first ten years after graduation from university can be challenging for young professionals. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. IEEE UK&I YP a professional network that assists with transitioning from university into the professional world.

UK & I YP has a very wide reach with over 6,000 members and as the name suggests covers England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Like many other affiliate groups, we place a strong focus on the three main areas; namely social networking, professional development and enhancement of technical skills. Our aim is to organise a variety of technical events including site visits, technical workshops and seminars and non-technical events including project management, leadership and communication skills workshops, along with social events to foster professional awareness in a structured yet lively environment that address members’ concerns and meet their needs. These events are often open to members of all grades as well as non-members.

An important part of running any successful event is ensuring that the events are publicised as widely as possibly to ensure maximum attendance.  The UK&I YP intends to use both email and social media to communicate with and encourage attendance of members.

As well as hosting our own events, we welcome collaboration with other similar organisations in the region for joint events of mutual benefit as well as support from industry to fund events or promote products or services.

If you would like to contribute to an event in any form please do contact the YP Committee.

Chapter Committee

  • Vice Chair:Dr Farid Mouawad South
  • Secretary:Rajitha De Silva
  • Treasurer:Koushik Kumar Nundy
  • Past Vice Chair:Noel Gomes
  • Past Vice Chair:Dr Thaddeus Eze
  • Webmaster:Dr Opeyemi Ajibola
  • Industry Liaison:Dr Peyman Heydarian
  • England Representative:Dr Othman Younus
  • England Representative:Sreehari A Sreekumar
  • Scotland Representative:Dr Fengzhou Wang
  • Republic of Ireland Representative:Dr Daniel Martins
Nazila Fough
Nazila FoughAffinity Group Chair

Upcoming Events

1603, 2024

Call For Funded Applications | Now Open for IEEE R8 SYP Congress 2024 in Grenoble

Get ready for an unparalleled tech experience at the IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2024, happening in the dynamic city of Grenoble, France, from July 15th to July 19th.

610, 2023

IEEE Subsea Innovation Technologies and Marine Workshop | Call for Abstracts

The IEEE Subsea Innovation Technologies and Marine Workshop is set to cover a diverse spectrum of topics including ground breaking subsea monitoring technologies, cutting-edge advancements in subsea robotics, ROV/AUV innovations, sensor breakthroughs, and signal conditioning for marine applications.

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