DEN Theme 1: Sharing Best Practice

DEN Theme 1: Sharing Best Practice, has focused on building upon recommendations from the 2012 Research Councils UK Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) Impact Review by establishing mechanisms to increase collaboration and communication across the Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPSRC) Digital Economy Theme.

The DEN activities within this theme aim to:

  • Build a repository of best practice in the area of CDT delivery to be used to support new and existing Digital Economy CDTs.
  • Develop mechanisms to support community building between postgraduate research students in the Digital Economy Theme.
  • Provide feedback on the CDT model which could be used by funders and policy makers to shape the future direction of UK postgraduate research training.
  • Hold events and meetings to facilitate the sharing of best practice and knowledge across the Network e.g. the Annual DEN All-hands Meeting for CDT staff and students, CDT Directors Meetings and bi-annual CDT Managers and Administrators Meetings.

Activities and events delivered under DEN Theme 1:

Feb each yearDEN Annual ‘All-hands’ Meetings (5 held 2014-2018)London
Feb each yearDEN CDT Directors
Meetings (held at the
DEN Annual Meeting,
from 2015 to present)
May/Nov each yearDEN CDT Managers/
Bi-Annual Meetings
(from May 2015
Sept 2017, Jan 2018, March 2018Digital Economy Diversity Network (DEDN)
PhD/CDT Student
Workshops and
Held at Newcastle
(Digital Civics CDT),
Southampton (Web
Science CDT) and
Nottingham (Horizon CDT).
VariousDEN Social Media
workshops and talks
for PhD/CDT students
Various – at both DEN
events and individual
CDTs across the
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