Masters NewsPublished: Monday, 12 June 2017
Release of Exam Marks I hope the exams went smoothly, and that you are enjoying the chance to work full time on your project. It is expected that exam marks should be available on 10th July.
Release of Exam Marks
I hope the exams went smoothly, and that you are enjoying the chance to work full time on your project. It is expected that exam marks should be available on 10th July.
Relocation of Student Support Office
Due to the ongoing building work in Kilburn the Student Support Office (SSO) has temporarily relocated from LF21 to LF7/8 (opposite Byte Cafe).
Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society
16 funded PhD positions are available for 2017 in the Centre for Data Analytics and Society at the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.
This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4-year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Data Analytics and Society.
The programme will include an integrated MSc in Data Analytics over the first two years which will provide you with the foundation skills to complete your research project, all of which have been developed in conjunction with an external partner.
The CDT will encourage significant advances which bring together social science with methods from computing, mathematics and the natural sciences.
The Centre will focus on
- Promoting the creation and analysis of new longitudinal and streamed data resources for socio-economic investigations.
- Creating new methods (e.g. scaling up existing methods for real time big data analytics),
- Investigating social processes (e.g. virtualisation of retailing; data-driven decision making and social behaviours)
- Facilitating interventions (e.g. resource targeting, network planning, social media apps for diet, travel, lifestyle planning).
Projects are available across a range of subject areas including Demographics, Transport, Health, Retail, and Politics. All projects have been developed in conjunction with external organisations and can be seen here - https://datacdt.org/projects/
Blue Dot Festival
Our colleagues in the School of Physics and Astronomy have organised a summer festival with a difference. The Blue Dot festival is an intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration of space. It takes place 7-9 July with performances from Alt-J, The Pixies and Orbital at Jodrell Bank Observatory near Macclesfield in Cheshire.
The UK’s biggest professional game jam is on 23-25 June at The Studio event space in the heart of Manchester. It’s an annual, weekend-long video game and VR creation competition. There’s a few tickets left, so hurry!