The annual residential Digital Economy Summer School 2018, hosted and organised by the EPSRC Centre for Digital Entertainment, took place in sunny Poole and Bournemouth on the Dorset coast in early July, with over 100 Centre for Doctoral Training delegates from across 10 UK universities within the Digital Economy Network in attendance.
This year, the ‘Inspire, Programme, Develop‘ event was delivered over a two and a half days and ran from Sunday 1 July to Tuesday 3 July 2018, at the stunning Italian Villa venue in Compton Acres, Poole, near Bournemouth, with an opening BBQ networking evening was held at the Urban Reef Seafront Restaurant and Beach Bar next to Boscombe Pier.
Over 100 delegates from EPSRC CDTs spanning across 10 Universities benefited from a rich programme including keynote talks from Dr Sue Black OBE and Kish Hirani, and after lunch were able to choose one from three half-day research skills workshops for the Monday afternoon, and participate in a one-day masterclass led by relevant experts on the Tuesday, before a Summer School closing session was delivered.
Overnight hotel accommodation was provided for CDT delegates in Bournemouth town centre, with coaches taking attendees from the hotel to the Italian Villa each morning and returning delegates after the days activities.
You can catch up with all the activities from the event on Twitter via the Summer School hashtag #DENSS2018.
DEN would like to thank the CDE for organising and hosting the Summer School.