NextGen Space Careers Day


Organised by the BIS NextGen Network in partnership with UKSEDS and SpaceCareers.UK, the NextGen Space Careers Day offers a prime opportunity to expand your knowledge, receive expert guidance and forge valuable connections to boost your career within the UK space sector! Attendees will gather for short talks by selected speakers and mentors, including a panel on careers advice and speed mentoring on career development in the space sector. There will also be an interactive workshop to capture the Voice of the Next Generation with topics linked to the theme of the conference which will be published as as one of the key outputs from the conference.

This is a parallel session to the main RISpace conference, open to everybody – separate registration is required and you do not need to be attending the main conference in order to attend this. If you register for the main conference, you can also drop into this session at no extra cost.

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Registration for the NextGen Careers Day can be found HERE. Further information below.

For more information on the main RISpace 2023 conference, see

BIS NextGen Network

The BIS NextGen Network aims to connect, inspire and empower students and young professionals in the space community. Through networking, events, and career development support, the NextGen Network brings the next generation of the space community together.


UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS) is the UK’s national student space society. For over 30 years they have been supporting students and young professionals across the country by running events, providing resources, and teaching new skills. UKSEDS alumni work throughout the global space sector in government, industry, and academia.

SpaceCareers.UK is a leading jobs and advice service for anyone interested in a career in the space sector. Whether you’re a student, in the early stages of your career, or have several years of experience, we can help you find your perfect space career.

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Provisional Programme

NextGen Space Careers Day – Welcome Address
NextGen Space Careers Room
Space Careers Talks
NextGen Space Careers Room
Space Careers Panel Session
NextGen Space Careers Room
Coffee & Networking Break
Exhibition & Networking Area
Speed Mentoring Session
NextGen Space Careers Room
Exhibition & Networking Area
Voice of Next Generation – Interactive Workshop
NextGen Space Careers Room
Coffee & Networking Break
Exhibition & Networking Area
Afternoon Talks and Open Feedback Session
NextGen Space Careers Room


Voice of NextGen – Interactive Workshop

Be a part of the discussion provide the Voice of the Next Generation! This is a dynamic workshop discussing the needs and opportunities for the Next Generation in the UK Space Sector. The workshop also importantly aims to capture ideas and opinions linked to key topics relevant to the theme of the conference. The format of the workshop will include an introduction to the topics to be covered and ideas gathering session, followed by breakout groups focusing on selected topics. The discussion from each group will be shared by each group, compiled and summarised at the end of the afternoon session within the main RISpace conference session. The output of the Workshop will also be published as key output from the conference and subsequently shared with key stakeholders and policy makers within the UK Space sector.

Lightening Talks

Are you interested in giving a ‘Lightening Talk’? This is a short (5min) presentation opportunity on your career aspirations/experience or journey as a student/graduate/professional. Talks can include student/careers advice, insights, achievements or showcase projects you have been involved in – Tick Yes to Lightening Talk when registering your ticket to express interest and receive further information.

For any enquiries, please contact of BIS NGN