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The 2019 Symposium for the MSc in Data Analytics for Government

27th March 2019 9:30am to 4:00pm
Federation House, 2 Federation Street, Manchester, M4 4BF
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About the event

The annual Symposium for the MSc in Data Analytics for Government is an opportunity for former, current and prospective MDataGov students to showcase data science research and projects conducted within government, and to network. The symposium is organised by students and supported by the ONS Data Science Campus.

Delegates will be able to network with representatives from the three MDataGov providers (University of Southampton, University College London and Oxford Brookes University) and with a team from the ONS Data Science Campus.

Target audience

Government analysts interested in upskilling in data science skills and academic partners.


The symposium will host presentations from masters students on Government’s data science challenges that students on the courses have applied their new-found skills to, highlighting the value that these skills bring in working for the public good.

MDataGov students engage in a wide variety of data science and analytics projects utilising tools, including distributed computing platforms, natural language processing, machine learning and advanced statistical modelling.

The symposium will also host a discussion session with senior members of academia, industry and government on challenges and next steps on growing data science skills across Government.


Register now! Attendance is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We are looking forward to seeing you at the MDataGov symposium!

Want more data science?

The GovDataSci Community of Interest Meetup will be held on 26th March in Manchester. It will host networking sessions and training courses. The Meetup is open to Government employees only. For more information, please contact

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