The 2011 IEEE UKRI SBC (www.ukrisbc.org) was successfully held at Queen Mary University of London on 2-4 September, bringing together student members from 11 branches of the UK and Republic of Ireland (UKRI), IEEE recent graduate members, IEEE Dignitaries, and industry speakers. The congress was sponsored by the IEEE UKRI Section, QMUL School of EECS, Microsoft Research, and Deutsche Bank. In total, over 50 delegates attended the event.
The theme of the congress was ‘Sculpturing the leaders of tomorrow’ and included networking sessions, technical lectures (including a Distinguished Lecturer seminar sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society), a panel discussion on post-recession employment, industry lectures, three competitions, IEEE Student Elevation and Partnership seminars, and six workshops. Also taking place in parallel sessions during the congress were the IEEE UKRI Section Student Branch Chairs meeting and the IEEE UKRI Life Members Committee meeting.