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Spend a year of your PhD boosting your data science skills at The Alan Turing Institute

In a scheme unique to the Institute, doctoral students typically in their second or third year of study at a UK university can undertake a year-long placement at the Institute’s  brand new research facility in the British Library, London. Joining a community of more than 100 senior academics, early career researchers and PhD students from the Institute’s five founding universities, enrichment students will have the opportunity to work with our current researchers on cross-disciplinary projects which will boost their skills and experience in the burgeoning data science sector.

In addition, enrichment students will benefit from access to a range of events and seminars delivered by leaders in research, government and industry, seminars, reading groups and workshops. See the Turing events page for the 2017 schedule, and our YouTube page for recordings of past events.

Following the launch of the Institute in 2015, this will be the second year the enrichment scheme has been run, and it is the first time the scheme is open to students from all UK universities. Applications are now open for placements beginning in October 2017.

Chanuki Seresinnhe, a doctoral enrichment student who joined the Institute from University of Warwick in October 2016, commented about her experience:

“It has been fantastic to be based at The Alan Turing Institute this year, which will make it very difficult to leave when the year ends. What makes being here special is having ready access to many bright minds, being able to have stimulating conversations over lunch, and having someone at hand to talk over any tricky problem that needs solving. I am thrilled to be involved at the beginning of something I believe is going to have a positive impact on our society.”

Rodrigo Mendoza-Smith from University of Oxford adds:

“The enrichment program at the Turing has been intellectually refreshing and stimulating. While I find the daily interaction with Turing researchers the most valuable experience; I have also greatly benefited from weekly reading groups, seminars, masterclasses and meet-ups. The Turing space has been designed to be collaborative and everyone is approachable and keen to talk about their research. There is always an opportunity to find someone to collaborate with in terms of learning about a new topic or tackling a new research question.”

For further details about the Turing’s enrichment scheme, including eligibility criteria: see 2017 enrichment scheme.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 February 2017.

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