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

1806, 2023

Workshop Call for Papers | 6G Communications for Sustainable Energy Management and Net-Zero

This workshop invites researchers from industry and academia to share their recent findings and views on 6G communications aimed for sustainable energy management and development of net-zero communities.

709, 2022

Event Review | IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professionals Congress 2022

IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professionals Congress 2022 was an overwhelming success, with a packed programme of plenary sessions, workshops, competitions and social activities, in the beautiful region of Gammarth on the Mediterranean Sea.

904, 2022

Applications Invited for UK and Ireland Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair and Vice Chair Positions

Applications are invited from suitably experienced and UK and Ireland (UK&I) Young Professional Affinity Group Members to join the YP Executive Committee for the role of an Affinity Group Chair and Vice Chair.

409, 2021

3rd IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium – Call for Participation

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 3rd IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium. The general theme of the event is 'The future of STEM in a shifting landscape'.

2704, 2019

IEEE UK & Ireland YP Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium 2018 Evening Report

The YP Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium was a single day event that gave the opportunity to early STEM researchers, especially PGRs (PhD and MPhil), to present their research, receive feedback and explore the possibilities of turning research to enterprise. The symposium was open to professionals and students and accepted submissions of posters, papers and research to enterprise pitches.

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