3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities

in Leicester, UK

The Symposium on Space Educational Activities (SSEA) provides an international stage for students and academics to discuss current and future Space Educational Activities in Europe and beyond, focusing on university level activities as well as opportunities for learners and educators at high school.

Talks will showcase student projects, some involving real missions in which students design and build satellites which are launched and operated in space. Other topics include: technologies for training the next generation of space engineers and scientists; how universities and employers can work together so that graduates have the skills needed by industry, and improving the representation of women in the sector.



The 3rd Symposium is hosted in the UK by the University of Leicester, alongside UKSEDS and the National Space Academy (NSA), and is sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA). NSA is a not-for-profit organisation created with the goals of using space science contexts in curriculum education to boost student attainment and enhance teacher effectiveness in science and mathematics, and to facilitate pathways into space sector careers by working with industry as well as education providers. UKSEDS is the UK’s national student space society; it runs space projects, hosts conferences, workshops and careers events, and delivers outreach activities across the country.



Learn from students and representatives from academia, industry, and government about activities and opportunities for the next generation of space scientists and engineers. A full programme will be published soon.


Key Dates

Registration and abstract submission opens - 4th February 2019

Abstract submission deadline - 19th April 2019

Notification of acceptance - 17th May 2019

Early bird registration deadline - 5th July 2019

Paper submission deadline -16th August 2019

Symposium - 16-18th September 2019

Publication of proceedings (electronic) - To be announced (early 2020)



The conference will be held at the University's Stamford Court Conference Centre. The address for the centre is: Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LH.