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DE Summer School 2019

Digital Economy Summer School: July 2019
Theme: Research into Play and Play in Research

The EPSRC-supported Digital Economy Network Summer School 2019 will take place from 9-12 July 2019 at the University of Nottingham Jubilee Conference Centre, in collaboration with the Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence Centre for Doctoral Training (IGGI CDT).

The theme for 2019 will be Research into Play and continuing Play in Research.

  • Venue: Jubilee Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU.
  • Dates: Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 July 2019.
  • Times: The Summer School will start with an evening networking event on Tuesday 9 July and will finish by 1.00pm on Friday 12 July.
  • Delegate accommodation:  3 nights en-suite overnight accommodation will be provided for delegates on Jubilee Campus in Southwell Hall, one of the most modern  halls of residence at Nottingham, which is only a couple of minutes walk from the event venue. All rooms in this Hall are en-suite.

Further details of this event will be posted here shortly,

 

 

 

 

DEN Annual Meeting 2019

The Digital Economy Network (DEN) Annual Meeting 2019 will be held on Monday 25 February 2019, from 10.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

The Annual Meeting is for DEN CDT Directors, Managers/Co-ordinators and CDT students from the EPSRC-funded Digital Economy Centres who are members of the Network, as well as colleagues from the EPSRC Digital Economy Theme.

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

DEN Writing Retreat: Feb 2019

Digital Economy Network 2-Day PhD Student Writing Retreat: February 2019

This event is now fully subscribed and a waiting list is in operation

*Free to attend for currently registered PhD/EngD students/those writing up thesis within the Digital Economy Network Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) and associated research groups*.

25 places are available for CDT students within the Digital Economy Network on this 2-day residential time-facilitated writing retreat, which will held on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 February 2019 at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor.

These very popular events provide doctoral students with an ideal environment and a beneficial opportunity to dedicated time to specifically focus on writing or projects relating to their PhD/EngD, and in particular writing up their thesis or producing research/conference papers to publish their research.

Venue website: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk

Registering doctoral researchers will need to be able to attend both days of the retreat.

What is funded by DEN for CDT/PhD students attending the retreat:

  • A place on the facilitated retreat.
  • Single occupancy en-suite (or shared if preferred) bed and breakfast accommodation at Cumberland Lodge for the nights of Monday 4 and Tuesday 6 February 2019.
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the 2 days of the retreat.
  • Evening meal on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 February at Cumberland Lodge.

If you have any queries about this retreat, please contact Felicia Black, Digital Economy Network Manager at felicia.black@nottingham.ac.uk.

Increasing research writing productivity at Beamish Hall

PhD students from across multiple EPSRC-supported Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training and relevant research groups recently benefited from a two-day residential facilitated writing retreat, which was held at Beamish Hall in County Durham on 27-28 November 2018.

The aim of the residential retreat, which was attended by 28 PhD students from across 10 Universities, was to create a positive, quiet and productive environment in order to maximise writing productivity via eight time-facilitated sessions over the two days.

When registering for the event, attendees were required to specify what they would be using the retreat for, and they also discussed their short, medium and longer term writing goals in pairs at the start of Day One.

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PhD students at various stages of their programmes, from across the following nine EPSRC-supported Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)/relevant research groups benefited from this event:

  • Cloud Computing for Big Data (Newcastle University)
  • Digital Civics (Newcastle University)
  • Embedded Intelligence (Loughborough University)
  • Healthcare Innovation (University of Oxford)
  • HighWire (Lancaster University)
  • IGGI: Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (Goldsmiths)
  • Media and Arts Technology (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Web Science (University of Southampton)
  • The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Loughborough University London)
Above: The Beamish Hall venue, County Durham

The majority of PhD students present were concentrating on writing or editing their thesis, although other writing goals included drafting conference papers or journal articles, literature reviews, preparing for an annual review and coding.

Student feedback included the following:

“During this writing retreat I wrote an abstract for a conference. The DEN retreat helps create an ideal environment for producing quality writing material” (PhD Student – 2016 cohort, Embedded Intelligence CDT, Loughborough University)

“I set a challenge of writing the introduction to my thesis over the first day. The writing sessions helped me to focus on the goals and made the writing more manageable. I was able to achieve my goal of writing my introduction” (PhD Student – 2015 cohort), Digital Civics CDT, Newcastle University)

The feedback from the PhD student attendees indicated that they  also specifically valued the opportunity to talk and network with peers over the breaks and dinner, share common research interests and expertise, as well as providing and receiving advice. This retreat provided an opportunity to meet with other CDT students they may not have necessarily have met, would it not been for an event such as this.

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DEN CDT Managers & Administrators Meeting

  • Digital Economy Network (DEN) CDT Managers/Administrators Meeting
  • Wednesday 7 November 2018
  • 10.30am – 2.30pm (including lunch)
  • Meeting Room C5 (William Booth Room), TheWesley, London, NW1 2EZ

The next bi-annual DEN CDT Managers/Administrators Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 November 2018, from 10.30am to 2.30pm at TheWesley, 81-103 Euston Street, London.

Refreshments and pastries on arrival will be provided, along with a buffet lunch.

Please see TheWesley location map for details of the venue and directions.

Join the DEN mailing list to stay in the loop

We are aware that the Digital Economy Network (DEN) PhD Student community is ever changing, with new CDT students joining the EPSRC-supported Centres to embark on their PhD journey, as well as graduates and alumni moving on to their postdoc career destinations.

DEN keeps your CDT Managers and Administrators informed on all the Network’s relevant events and activities that are taking place that will be beneficial and of interest to you, but new doctoral students can also join the DEN mailing list via the sign up form below, so that you can also be informed directly of any DEN opportunities.  You can also choose to unsubscribe from the list at any time.

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Digital Economy Summer School 2018: Inspire, Programme, Develop

Sunday 1 July – Tuesday 3 July 2018, Poole/Bournemouth

Hosted by the  EPSRC Centre for Digital Entertainment – Bournemouth University & University of Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer School Venue: The Italian Villa, Compton Acres, Poole (Near Bournemouth), Dorset, BH13 7ES

Start time:  The Summer School programme will start with a networking/social evening with a BBQ, drinks and nibbles at Urban Reef Seafront Restaurant and Beach Bar in Bournemouth at 7.00pm on Sunday 1 July .

Finish time: The event will close at  5.00pm on Tuesday 3 July 2018.

Visit the Summer School  2018 webpage for more details.

Registration page – now sold out: Summer School 2018 registration

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 Hotel in 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.

Above: The Italian Villa  – Summer School venue

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEN CDT Managers & Administrators Meeting

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 10.30am to 2.30pm

ATC Boardroom, Aerospace Technology Centre, University of Nottingham, Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham,  NG7 2TU

The bi-annual Digital Economy Network (DEN) CDT Managers/Administrators Meeting will be hosted by the Horizon CDT in My Life in Data at the University of Nottingham.

The meeting will start at 10.30am, and finish by 2.30pm.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.