Institute for Analytics and Data Science

Big Data and Analytics Summer School

Lecturer

Training the next generation

The Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School brings you two weeks of cutting-edge courses across the field of data science and analytics.

To register your interest for our 2018 summer school please visit the Summer School website, or email iadssum@essex.ac.uk.

Audience

Our summer school is for graduates, students, researchers and professionals in the emerging fields of big data, data science and analytics who would like to find out more or be updated on the current trends and developments in this exciting and fast-developing field.

  • Hear keynote talks by leading experts.
  • Attend state-of-the-art courses delivered by academics from Essex and other leading institutions and our industrial partners.
  • Network with your peers in an invaluable forum for knowledge exchange.

Whether you're interested in the curation and management of big data, advanced techniques and methods including artificial intelligence and statistical methods, or applications of big data in fields ranging from business and finance to bioinformatics, you'll find a set of relevant courses for you.

Eligibility

There are no specific eligibility requirements to book a place on the Summer School; we welcome attendees (students, researchers, academics, and professionals) from all over the world. Please note that courses available vary greatly in skill level and competency.

Whilst we do not restrict access to courses, when selecting the courses that make up your programme please pay attention to our recommended prerequisites. These prerequisites are stipulated to ensure that all attendees make the best out of their time with us.

If you are unsure whether a certain published course is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us at iadssum@essex.ac.uk and a member of the IADS team will be happy to advise you on whether a course is suitable for your requirements and skillsets.

Date and location

This year's Big Data Summer School will run for two weeks from Monday 23 July 2018 to Sunday 5 August 2018.

With one week and two week places available, you can enrol yourself onto our recommended set of programmes arranged around themes, or tailor your own programme by picking the courses that suit you best.

The Summer School will be held at our Colchester Campus in our state-of-the-art Essex Business School and our computer science labs. 

Programme

Courses cover a wide range of topics from multiple perspectives, are available at different levels and mainly six hours in length. Please note that some courses may have prerequisites. The courses are delivered in parallel sessions and participants are able to choose the courses, depending on availability, to create a bespoke programme of study.

Each year we invite leading experts from business to give keynote talks to our participants. These are open to University staff.

You can find our programme and specific course information on our Summer School website

Registration and fees

Registration for this year’s Summer School will open on Monday 5 March 2018 at 9.00am.
To book a place at the Summer School, you will need to fill out our online application form to apply for a place. We aim to inform you of an outcome within 1-5 working days.

Successful applicants will then be sent instructions on how to: 

1. Confirm the booking and process payment using our Proficio platform

2. Fill out a more detailed enrollment form to create a timetable

3. Prepare and provide copies of any required entry documentation 

 

Final registration will close on 22 July 2018 at 12.00PM.

 

Fees for Early Registration (before 10/6/18)

  • University of Essex students, or students from partner institutions: 

For one week: £450

For two weeks: £850

  • University of Essex staff or alumni: 

For one week: £500

For two weeks: £900

  • Non-University of Essex students: 

For one week: £500

For two weeks: £900

  • Non-University of Essex academics: 

For one week: £550

For two weeks: £950

  • All other participants, including commercial:

For one week: £600

For two weeks: £1000

 

Fees For Standard Registration (11/6/18 to 9/7/18)

  • University of Essex students, or students from partner institutions: 

For one week: £500

For two weeks: £900

  • University of Essex staff or alumni: 

For one week: £550

For two weeks: £950

  • Non-University of Essex students: 

For one week: £550

For two weeks: £950

  • Non-University of Essex academics: 

For one week: £600

For two weeks: £1000

  • All other participants, including commercial:

For one week: £650

For two weeks: £1100

 

Fees For Late Registration (10/7/18 to 22/7/18)

  • University of Essex students, or students from partner institutions: 

For one week: £550

For two weeks: £950

  • University of Essex staff or alumni: 

For one week: £600

For two weeks: £1000

  • Non-University of Essex students: 

For one week: £600

For two weeks: £1000

  • Non-University of Essex academics: 

For one week: £650

For two weeks: £1050

  • All other participants, including commercial:

For one week: £700

For two weeks: £1200

                                                                                             

Scholarships

We and our external partners are offering a limited amount of scholarship opportunities this year. These scholarships will be awarded on an application basis, and only applicants from developing countries are eligible to apply. Please find the DAC List of developing countries here.

The scholarshop application form and guidance can be downloaded from the 'Fees' section of the Summer School website.

Please note that the deadline for applications will be Sunday 15 April 2018 at 11.59pm.

Get in touch
Shaaba Lotun Institute for Analytics and Data Science Administrator
Telephone: +44(0)1206 873496

Previous Summer Schools

2017

Take a look at our 2017 programme (.pdf) to see the types of courses offered at our Summer School.

2016

Video of our 2016 Summer School

In these videos, delegates explain why they wanted to come to the Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School 2016.

Feedback from our 2016 Summer School

"An interesting and wide range of topics, a great event for networking, organisation and accommodation were excellent."
"The Summer School was well organised, the courses I attended were very informative and the keynotes were excellent."
"I came with high expectations and leave very happy with all I have learnt."

2015

Video of our 2015 Summer School

Feedback from our 2015 Summer School

"The organisation, networking and content of the Summer School were excellent."
"I came because I googled data mining and analytics events, this seemed too perfect. I'm glad I came, all relevant information and documentation was sent in advance, great organisation, it brought together researchers, academics and industry professionals to give good overview of data technologies."
"Thank you for organising such an interesting Summer School."