University of Sheffield Projects 2023

The following projects are now available to apply to at the University of Sheffield:

SH71 Drivers and Effects of Digital Poverty across Local Communities in the UK with David and Jane Richards Family Foundation, Digital Poverty Alliance, WANdisco

SH72 Productivity and Spatial Economic Disparities in the UK with UK Government Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

SH73 The Role of R&D and Innovation in Promoting Growth across Sectors, Firms and Regions with UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

SH74 The Social Care Workforce in Wales with Social Care Wales

SH75 Understanding Inequalities & Interconnections in Health and Social Care with The Health Foundation

SH76 Understanding the local and regional impacts of immigration on local educational and labour market trajectories with Managed Migration Research and UK Home Office

End of year CDAS Update from the Students at Sheffield

And saving the best until last, hello from Sheffield. We’re the fourth and final group to make our introductions; Gioia, who’s working with Linney, Mike who’s partnered with Costain and Rhiannon who’s using data provided by South Yorkshire Police to examine crime harm and hotspots.

The final module hosted in sunny Sheffield brought us all back together for the week. Working in RStudio the Social Analytics and Visualisation course utilised a wide range of expertise from a number of disciplines starting with data visulisation delivered by Dr Mark Taylor from the SMI in his inimitable style. We were then introduced to machine learning by Dr Petar Milin from the Department of Journalism and by midweek we were text mining as Prof Paul Clough from Sheffield’s iSchool introduced us through sentiment analysis using Trump’s speeches. We were then very fortunate to have Dr Nema Dean from the University of Glasgow’s School of Mathematics and Statistics take us through statistical social network analysis. This packed week was then rounded off with an opportunity to speak to lecturers one on one and leave the course confident about the assessment.

Before the new academic year starts we will have the opportunity to share our progress at an event hosted at LIDA where we will be discussing our work though posters and group presentations. We’ll also be meeting the new cohort of students and their data partners. As we move into the second year and the focus of our time is directed more towards our Phd’s we look forward to working more closely with our own data partners and using the skills we’ve developed through our MSc modules.