Access to Data Science Event: start your PhD journey with Compass

Want to find out what a modern PhD in Statistics and Data Science is like?

 

Application deadline: Friday 15 July 2022, 23:59.  

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science (Compass) offers a PhD training programme in the statistical and computational techniques of data science.  As part of our recruitment for 2023/24 academic year we are holding an open event to introduce potential applicants to the CDT.

Access to Data Science will run on Monday 12 September 2022 and will provide an immersive experience for prospective PhD students. This fully-funded event will be hosted by Compass academic staff and PhD students in the Fry Building, home to the School of Mathematics. The date of this event will enable participants to also attend the Compass Annual Conference held in the School of Mathematics on Tuesday 13 September 2022.

As part of the Access to Data Science event, you’ll be invited to:

  • learn about the Compass CDT programme
  • discover the details of PhD projects on offer for 2023/24
  • take part in a hands on data workshop
  • have exclusive access to an application writing workshop
  • interact with the current Compass students and find out more about their experience with the programme
  • attend the Compass Annual Conference to hear first hand from our students about their research projects

The purpose of this event is to increase all aspects of diversity amongst Data Science researchers. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of the LGBTQ+ and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, to join us.  

We welcome participants from a range of numerate academic backgrounds, with undergraduate degrees in subjects such as computer science, economics, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics and physics. 

Application deadline: Friday 15 July 2022, 23:59.  

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Application process 

We welcome applications from across the UK. 

Access to Data Science participants will be offered hotel accommodation, reimbursement of travel costs within the UK, and meals for each day of the event. 

Your Access to Data Science application should include a CV and a short personal statement (no more than 500 words) explaining:

  • your motivation for applying to Access to Data Science and how it relates to your future plans
  • why you should be offered a place on the programme, highlighting elements of your academic record which align with the theme of the programme, such as project work or courses you have taken
  • any other relevant skills or experience

We expect applicants to be on track to meet the entry requirements for the Compass PhD programme. If you have any questions about this event and whether it’s right for you, please contact compass-cdt@bristol.ac.uk.

Application deadline: Friday 15 July 2022, 23:59.  

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