The annual Digital Economy Summer School is now underway in London, which has been organised and hosted by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence, in collaboration with the Digital Economy Network (DEN).
You can read Chira Tochia’s Social Media Advocate blog at http://blog.lboro.ac.uk/doctoral-college/2017/07/12/embedded-intelligence-cdt-the-digital-economys-summer-school/
We have welcomed over 60 research students to Loughborough University London from across various Centres, including Embedded Intelligence, My Life in Data, Cloud Computing, Digital Civics, Media and Arts Technology, and HighWire CDTs as well as having representation from Cyber Security at Royal Holloway.
The three day event started with an evening drinks reception on Monday, where students had the chance to meet informally before the first day of the main event on Tuesday.
The three days have been categorised as Learn, Do and Practise, and so far students have benefited from an expert plenary, a speed networking session to identify common PhD themes (see picture below) before then attending their chosen seminars and workshops.
We created a Wordle (above) of the common themes that came out of the speed networking session and shared these during the Day 3 welcome, and had it on display in the main atrium for the remainder of the event.