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,
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.
*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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.