A one-day workshop on surface science research will be held at the University of Manchester on 16th December 2019. The workshop aims to cover most aspects of surface science research and is accessible to students and post-docs. The format is a full day of invited speakers who are leaders in their fields within Surface Science, with several tea and coffee breaks to promote interaction and cross-fertilisation between sub-disciplines. In addition, there is a poster session, for contributed posters from delegates. Student posters are eligible for entry for the poster prize, which will be awarded on the day. It is a great opportunity for young scientists to establish networks with research leaders for transfer of knowledge and generation of lasting collaborations and friendships.