The Digital Economy Summer School 2018 for DEN CDT Students will be hosted by the EPSRC Centre for Digital Entertainment of Bournemouth University and the University of Bath.
Overnight accommodation (single occupancy, bed and breakfast) for the nights of 1 & 2 July 2018 has been organised for attendees at the Ramada Encore Hotelin central Bournemouth, which is located within walking distance of Bournemouth Train Station. Coach transport will be arranged by the organisers to take delegates to and from the hotel to the Summer School venue.
Audience:DEN CDT Directors, CDT students, CDT staff, DEN collaborators, stakeholders and EPSRC
Free to attend (can attend the different parts of the event separately if preferred)
On Thursday 1 February, the Digital Economy Network (DEN) will host it’s Annual All-Hands Event for the Network’s CDT Directors/Managers/Researchers/Administrators, CDTstudents and other key collaborators, which will be followed by an Evening Networking Reception, from 5.30pm – 7.30pm at the Digital Catapult Centre. The evening event will commence with short talks from three current CDT students, and will include a DEN CDT table-top exhibition showcase. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles will be served.
On Friday 2 February, DEN will hold a CDT Post-doc Careers Symposium, alongside the CDT showcase table-top exhibition, from 10.00am-3.30pm, featuring talks from academia and industry, CDT alumni presentations and a career tracking discussion panel. Delegates will also be able to continue to view the CDT exhibits within the breaks and over lunch.
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES:
1 February: DEN Annual Meeting 2018
DEN CDT Directors Meeting -
FOR CDT DIRECTORS/EPSRC
CDT Directors/EPSRC only.
**DEN Annual Meeting event starts for all delegates**
Welcome and DEN Review
Professor Sarah Sharples, DEN Director & Felicia Black, DEN Manager
11.30am - 11.45am
CDT Table-top Showcase: Exhibits Overview
11.45am - 12.15pm
EPSRC Digital Economy Theme update
John Baird, Head of Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme, EPSRC
12.15pm - 12.45pm
DE Summer School 2018: Initial Plans
Mike Board Project Manager, Centre for Digital Entertainment, Bournemouth University (followed by open discussion/suggestions for event content)
12.45pm - 1.30pm
Lunch and Networking
1.30pm - 1.50pm
Digital Economy Diversity Network update
Angelika Strohmayer, Digital Civics CDT Student, and Gefion Thuermer, Web Science CDT Student
DEN Activity Ideas: Briefing
Professor Sarah Sharples/Professor Les Carr - DEN
2.00pm - 3.00pm
DEN Activity, Events and Ideas Workshop
3.00pm - 3.30pm
Sharing of ideas/Funding decisions/DEN Actions
Annual Meeting closes
1 February: DEN Evening Networking Drinks Reception
Drinks and nibbles served (Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks)
CDT STUDENT TALKS:
Vanessa Pope, CDT Student, Media & Arts Technology CDT, Queen Mary University of London
Robert J. Homewood, CDT Student, Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence (IGGI) CDT, Goldsmiths, University of London
Ian Johnson, Digital Civics CDT Student, Newcastle University
6.10pm - 7.30pm
Drinks, networking and table-top exhibit viewing
2 February: DEN CDT Postdoc Careers Symposium
(with CDT table-top exhibition showcase)
9.30am - 10.00am
Registration, refreshments and CDT table top exhibit viewing
10.00am - 10.10am
Welcome and overview of day Professor Les Carr, Director - Web Science Institute, University of Southampton (Digital Economy Network Co-Director)
Academic Engagement and CDT Research Collaborations with the Digital Catapult, Dr Catarina Fernandes, Academic Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult Centre
Securing Innovation & Doctoral Prize Funding to further develop your research: A case study - Revealing the Mill Race: An exploration of collaborative flood risk ontologies Justin Larner, Highwire CDT, Lancaster University
Academic route: Postdoc progression into Academia at the University of Nottingham
Dr Chris Carter & Dr John Harvey, Assistant Professors, Nottingham University Business School (Horizon CDT alumni)
Short break/refreshments available
CDT Student Alumni Presentations: Graduates/alumni from Digital Economy Network CDTs will share their career destination and progression experiences after completing their PhD, and internship placements will also be covered
Alumni speakers will be postdoc graduates/final stage CDT students from a variety of Digital Economy CDTs who have progressed into a variety of career fields; within academia, industry, entrepreneurial start-ups, consultancies, or have completed doctoral placements within national government.
- Dr Paula Parpart, Financial Computing CDT Alumna (UCL)
- Dr Emily Webber, Horizon CDT Alumna (Nottingham)
- Dr Joe Lyske - Media & Arts Technology CDT Alumnus (QMUL)
- Christian Butterworth - HighWire CDT Student (Lancaster) and Daniel Kershaw, HighWire CDT Alumnus (Lancaster)
12.10pm - 12.40pm
CDT Alumni Career Destination Panel Discussion: Chaired by Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns, Director, EPSRC/AHRC Media & Arts Technology CDT, Queen Mary University of London
Buffet lunch, networking and CDT table top exhibit viewing
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Postdoctoral Career Paths: Positives and potential employment challenges - Which career path is best for me?
In this session we will share experiences of a variety of issues including:
- Challenges of combining writing up a PhD thesis with searching for/securing post-doc employment, opportunities and funding.
- How the skills and experiences we gain within CDT programmes better prepare us for postdoc employment.
- What additional advice and support would help us/would have helped us in the final stages of our PhD?
3.00pm - 3.30pm
Sharing outcomes of discussions/Future
actions Group discussions will be shared for the benefit of all delegates.