To create an environment where people can learn, network, and ultimately build up a community for data science based in, but not limited to, the city of Leeds.
Offering technical workshops including Python, R and SQL.
Running internal and external team and individual data challenges alongside brand partners and academic experts.
Hosting networking meet-up events to facilitate connections.
Arranging exclusive visits to big name employers, inviting industry partners to present employability seminars and sharing ads for relevant job vacancies.
Providing and collating digital training materials, comments and tips from data science professionals.
Cultivating a community for learning and exploring alongside like-minded individuals from a mix of backgrounds and abilities.
From a standing start in December 2015, we now have over 500 members across all three education levels at the university (UG, PG and PhD) from a variety of different schools such as Business, Earth and Environment, and Engineering.
We offer data and coding basics for those who need to understand data as it’s significance increases in a broad range of fields, to advanced skills and industry networking for those with a primary focus on data.
As our society expands, the diversity of our members’ backgrounds bring fresh approaches to deriving insight from data and tackling data challenges, and the society is developing from strength to strength.
Here are some of our personal thoughts, opinions and experiences that we hope you will find useful in your own learning process…
Nexus and Leeds Data Science Society: Powering business with postgraduate research
Whilst it can feel that industry and academia are two separate entities, the skills and knowledge Post Graduate Researchers (PGRs) obtain through their studies are of great value to employers in a range of fields. In order to bridge the gap between these two sectors the Data Science Society has teamed up with Nexus, the University of Leeds’ new innovation hub, to bring the two together.
This half-day event will give PGRs the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, to prestigious employers from a range of companies based in Nexus, a community for technology businesses. Networking sessions will enable collaborative relationships to be formed with Nexus members, several of which have expressed an interest powering their business with talent at the University of Leeds.
Each successful applicant will be asked to present for 10 minutes, clearly and concisely explaining their area of research and the impact it will have on business/society. Given that the aim of this event is to bridge the gap between academia and industry, successful applicants will also consider how they would like to use their skills and experience in a business setting.
Deadline for applications: 20th December 2019
Confirmation of success: 27th January 2020
Date of event: 25th February 2020
Applications are now open here. Register your interest for the opportunity to present your work at this event, demonstrating your skills to potential employers.