Data Science & AI – Free Virtual Conference

Nurturing great talent in Data Science & AI.

Join us in our FREE virtual conference

As an MSc student on a Data Science and AI programme, we invite you to join our first free conference as the Institute of Coding. With a jam-packed agenda, the conference is a day full of opportunity to hear from speakers in industry, meet your fellow members from across the consortium’s universities and see what potential employers are looking for when you enter the job market. An event not to be missed!

We will be launching the Virtual Employability Fair as part of the conference, giving you first access to events from key employers across the consortium group.

Guest Speakers

Timandra Harkness: 

As a science writer, broadcaster and comedian, Timandra will be discussing what the AI and Data Science industry currently looks like and providing insights into employment.


Including Barclays and Hilti, employers will be discussing what they are looking for when recruiting Data Science and AI candidates, a ‘day in the life’ of a recruited graduate, and answering questions from you, with a Q&A at the end. 


10:00-10:15 – Welcome

Student Representative

10:15-10:45 – Keynote Speaker

Timandra Harkness – Providing her insight into the AI and Data Science industry and providing insights into employment.

10:45-12:15 – Student presentations and panel session

Short (20min) presentations of student work (self-selected projects) from around the consortium. These could be dissertation work, or assessment activity that is relevant.

Panel session for open questions/discussion with student body

12:15-1:00 – Break

1:00 – 2:00 – Employer presentations and panel session

Employer presentations on what employers are looking for and what does a day in the job look like.  Employers to include Barclays, Hilti. Panel session for open questions/discussion with student body

2:00-2:45 – Student Voice discussion

Open discussion for student to engage and discuss with student reps and senior project members

2:45-3:00 – Final presentation and close

Professor Damien Foster (UoCoventry) project leader.

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