CDT students benefit from DEN Writing Retreat

On 11-12 June 2018, 25 CDT students from across the Digital Economy Network attended a two-day facilitated doctoral writing retreat at Wyresdale Park, in Scorton.

PhD student attendees had the choice of staying in local overnight accommodation at Wyresdale Hall, glamping belltents or the nearby Priory at Scorton for two nights, so that they could participate in the retreat at the Apple Store Cafe, which was booked exclusively for the retreat so as to prevent interruptions. Some students also attended as day delegates.

As the sun was also out in Lancashire, delegates could also benefit from using the beautiful and peaceful gardens to focus on a PhD writing project of their choice.



PhD students attended from the following DEN CDTs:

  • Cloud Computing for Big Data (Newcastle)
  • Digital Civics (Newcastle)
  • Embedded Intelligence (Loughborough and Heriot Watt Universities)
  • HighWire (Lancaster)
  • Horizon My Life in Data (Nottingham)
  • Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (Goldsmiths)
  • Media and Arts Technology (Queen Mary)
  • Web Science CDT (Southampton).

DEN has plans to deliver a further two writing retreats during 2018/19 and details will be announced on the DEN website as soon as booking information is available.

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