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.
Whether you’re a beginner, or are keen to get more practice, join us in making learning (and/or improving your) data analysis skills in R your 2020 New Year’s Resolution….js-id-30days
Here are some of our personal thoughts, opinions and experiences that we hope you will find useful in your own learning process…
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 the following prestigious companies based in Nexus, a community for technology businesses.
Scaled Insights - www.scaledinsights.com
Innotech Insights - www.innotechinsights.com
Slingshot Simulations - www.slingshotsimulations.co.uk
Ligentia - www.ligentia.com
This will be followed by a networking session which 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. All Nexus member companies will be invited to attend this session.
10.10am PGR Presentations
11.20am Nexus Members Presentations
12.00pm Round Up
12.10pm Lunch and networking
Tickets for general attendance are now available here.