The UK National Data Strategy (NDS) – challenges and groundbreaking ideas
Bright Data is the world’s leading platform for public web data, working closely with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and academic institutions. They are offering a series of masterclasses on the cutting-edge issues facing the data science sector, with a particular emphasis on helping humanities and social science students see the relevance of their understandings to a rapidly growing sector of employment.
Each activity will consist of a masterclass and project sprint. You’ll spend an hour with staff from Bright Data or their invited guests develop some new understandings. They’ll then set you a flexible challenge to explore over the next week before sharing your work.
In total, Bright are running three activities over three consecutive weeks. We would encourage you to engage with them all – but you are free to pick and choose the ones that work for you.
In this week’s session we will discuss the once in a lifetime opportunity currently facing Britain: Data has emerged as one of the world’s most valuable assets in driving economies forward and achieving social justice. How and should Britain make the most of this opportunity?
Following the session, you’ll be invited to reflect and propose your ideas on this opportunity. You will feedback ideas at the next masterclass
In A Nutshell...
- Explore ...... a growing sector and the career opportunities for social science and humanities graduates.
- Understand ...... big data, the data industry and how your skills are relevant.
- Engage Online ...... with experts in their field.
- Participate...... ask questions, pitch ideas and bring your thoughts to the conversation.
- Earn up to 20 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.
15:00 to 16:00 on 16/02/22 - Takes place online
Master Class Hosted by Tamir Roter & Keren Pakes
16/02/22 to 21/02/22
Project Sprint In the week between the two sessions, you'll be invited to respond to an exercise developing your skills and confidence in data science. This will be flexible and will fit around your availability.
15:00 to 16:00 on 22/02/22 - Takes place online
Feedback Session Share the products of your project work with Brite Data's and this is your opportunity to ask questions to experts in their field.