Activities Programme

As well as benefitting from a three-month student placement, partner organisations will be involved in a wider programme of activities.

Lancaster University Data Science Partner Accreditation

Participating organisations will be recognised as Lancaster University Data Science Partners with:

  • Membership logo and company profile on our website
  • Access to Lancaster University Data Science logo

Guest lectures

Partners will be invited to speak to our students about the challenges that they have faced in employing data science technology and the solutions that they developed, confirming their reputation as an advanced user of data science.

Exploring Big Data Workshop

All participating organisations will be invited to attend a 2-day workshop, featuring lectures from leading data science academics, demonstrations from key technology vendors, and hands-on big data laboratory sessions. Separate lab sessions will be available for expert and less experienced big data users to enable the exploration of advanced analytics or data science fundamentals as appropriate.

The event will include Big Data Visualisation sessions to allow attendees to appreciate how meaning can be extracted from the most diverse or sizeable data sources, and break-out discussion sessions covering a range of data science topics and applications, where participants will be encouraged to share ideas and explore data science together.

Programme Cost

A minimum contribution of £3,000 is sought from partner organisations, paid in a lump sum. This will be paid to the student as a bursary for their upkeep during their placement.