16-18 September 2019

University of Leicester
United Kingdom

Thank you!

Thank you for attending SSEA, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Below is a selection of photos from the event:


The proceedings of the Symposium are available to download here. Please note this is 74MB PDF file.

Cover image shows the conference logo superimposed over the Helix Nebula

3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities

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.

Key Dates

Registration and abstract submission opens4th February 2019
Abstract submission deadline19th April 2019
Notification of acceptance17th May 2019
ESA sponsorship application deadline3rd June 2019
Early bird registration deadline5th July 2019
Paper submission deadline16th August 2019
Symposium16-18th September 2019
Publication of proceedings (electronic)To be announced (early 2020)


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.

The 1st SSEA was held 9-12 December 2015 in Padova, Italy.

The 2nd SSEA was held 11-13 April 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

Updates »

Updates on what's happening at the conference

Register »

Registration is open and sponsorship is available

Programme »

Learn from students and representatives from academia, industry, and government about activities and opportunities for the next generation of space scientists and engineers.

Submit your Paper »

Submit your paper

Travel & Accommodation »

The University of Leicester is in the historic city of Leicester and has excellent transport links and nearby accommodation.

Enquiries »

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