CDT students inspire, programme and develop in Bournemouth

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, theInspire, 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.

Above: The Italian Villa – Summer School venue

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.

You can download the DE Summer School programme and visit the event website to see what was offered in Bournemouth.

DEN would like to thank the CDE for organising and hosting the Summer School.