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Understanding Society: 6th report and highlights now available

Understanding Society has published its sixth annual report highlighting new, topical, policy-relevant research which provides vital evidence for policy change. Launching at tonight’s policy event in London, this year’s Insights report covers three key policy areas: low pay and work, adult mental health and work/life balance. The report includes commentary from Kate Bell from the… Read more »

UK data service – some amazing L&T ideas and resources

Colleagues, some amazing resources from the UK Data Service – please do take a look if you use data sets with your students. ============================================= Do you want to show your students how to answer real-life questions using data available to them at the touch of a button? Then look no further… We invite you to… Read more »

Applications sought for Data Impact Fellowships (£2000 )

BU Colleagues – do you have a post-doc/PhD student engaging with datasets? If so, please cascade…many thanks Debbie Are you a post-doctoral researcher or PhD researcher based in a UK university? Do you use UK Data Service data in your research with a focus on impact? If so we are offering you the opportunity to… Read more »

free workshop: Mathematics and Statistics Support in the Age of “Big Data”

Apolgies for cross posting – this event for social scientists as well as STEM academics… Dear LDHEN, If your Learning Development provision includes skills support in mathematics and statistics, please bring this free event to the attention of your relevant colleagues. Mathematics and Statistics Support in the Age of “Big Data” Monday 13th March 2017,… Read more »

UK Data Service – free online training webinars

Apologies for cross-posting ======== Take a look at the range of free online training webinars we have for 2017. The UK Data Service has released its 2017 programme of regular introductory webinars, which will be held throughout the year. These will introduce different aspects of the Service and explain our key datasets. The webinars are… Read more »

Webinar: What is MongoDB? 30 June 2016 Online, 15.00 – 16.00

Webinar: What is MongoDB? 30 June 2016 Online, 15.00 – 16.00 MongoDB is an open source document based database system. It is designed to scale well for big datasets consisting of 100s of millions of documents. Instead of traditional tables with rows of data (as used in relational database systems like SQL Server or Oracle)… Read more »

Learning analytics and MOOCs – special edition

You might like to know that the special issue of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) on “Learning analytics in massively multi-user virtual environments and courses” is currently slated for publication shortly as Vol. 32, Issue 3 of the journal. In the meantime, the articles comprising the issue are available online through Wiley’s Early View… Read more »

Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes up for grabs

apologies for cross posting Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes up for grabs Are you an undergraduate student completing your dissertation in the academic year 2015/16?  Do you want your research to be read by other researchers, users of data and practitioners? The UK Data Service will be awarding three prizes for theses that demonstrate flair and originality… Read more »