TriboUK is an annual tribology conference, organised by PhD students, for PhD students.

The location changes each year between universities around the UK with a high output of tribology research, the selection being made by the previous committee on a first come first serve basis, with the committee encouraging volunteers from institutions that have not hosted for a while.

The event is intended to:
• Provide an ideal platform for PhD students to practice participating in conferences, developing networking and presentation skills, before attending more prestigious conferences that may be more critical to the student’s work.
• Give students an appreciation of the current state of and trends in PhD level tribology research as a whole in institutions across the country.
• Give students an appreciation of professional level tribology research in academia and industry via presentations from leading experts in the field, which also serve as examples of quality presentation skills.
• Give students an opportunity to network, with the aim of exchanging difficulties and advice and forming collaborations etc.