DEN is delighted to announce and fund the Digital Economy Diversity Network, which was launched at the DE Summer School on 4 July 2017 at Loughborough University London’s Postgraduate Campus on the Here East complex.
The Diversity Network has been set up to help foster long-term engagement between Digital Economy PhD students through regular diversity working group meetings , held every 3 months, hosted at and by a different DEN CDT each time. The first meeting will take place on 22 September 2017 at Newcastle University.
The aims of the DEDN are to:
- promote diversity, equality, and equity within the CDTs and their host universities.
- establish an open culture of sharing experiences and critical perspectives on issues of diversity and equality.
- encourage the exchange of good practice in regards to diversity and equality between CDT cohorts.
- build links between all DEN CDTs and strengthen the overall network of CDT students.
- encourage cross-CDT exchange across the DEN.
- foster cultural change across the DEN network and within the specific contexts of respective CDTs.
This idea came about from a proposal submitted by CDT students Angelika Strohmayer, Janis Meissner (both of Open Lab – Newcastle University), Manu Bruggemann (Lancaster University) and Astrid Bin (Queen Mary University of London). The idea was then tabled and discussed by a group of PhD students and CDT staff (chaired by Manu) at the Digital Economy Network Annual Meeting at the Digital Catapult Centre in London on 1 February 2017.
For more information and to engage:
- Visit the Digital Economy Diversity Network website.
- Follow the Diversity Network on Twitter at: twitter.com/DEN_Diversity and via #DEDN.
- Subscribe to the Diversity Network mailing list.
- You can also read Angelika’s blog article about the Network at: tripsandflips.com/digital-economy-diversity-network-funding/.
For further information – please visit the Digital Economy Diversity Network website, or contact:
DEN would like to thank Angelika, Janis, Manu and Astrid for submitting and initiating the Diversity Network proposal for the overall benefit of the DEN community and beyond.