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CDT Events

The Centre for Doctoral Training provides Web Science students with a range of training opportunities to develop their academic and personal skills as doctoral researchers and to prepare them for their future careers. We facilitate events for students to engage with individuals and external organisations and share expertise, and we encourage participation in local, national and international networks and events. There are also regular occasions for students to network informally within and across cohorts.

Events include:

Students also have the opportunity to participate in events hosted by the Web Science Institute (WSI), the ESPRC Digital Economy Network (DEN), the Web Science Trust (WST) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in addition to activities hosted by the University’s Doctoral College.

If you are interested getting involved with CDT activities, please see our Collaboration webpage for more information about opportunities available or contact us directly at



You can find the latest news, events and blog about the full range of Web Science Institute activities here.

Below are forthcoming and past events in which CDT students and staff have participated.


DEN EventDEN Diversity Network Meeting, Nottingham
Guest Speaker Wellcome Trust: Tom Scott
InternshipsCabinet Office: Digital Government Partnership
NetworkingDigital Economy Network CDT Showcase and Careers Symposium
Research TripChina Research trip: NEXT++
 Singapore Research Trip
 China Research Trip and Datathon, Shanghai University
 Hong Kong and Taiwan Research Trip
TrainingWriting Retreat, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
 Festival of Doctoral Research
 Web Science CDT Public Engagement in Research training
WSI EventsWSI Distinguished Lecture - Professor Richard Rogers
 WSI Seminar, Professor Adam Arvidsson, University of Naples, Italy, Jun 2018
ConferencesGDPR and ePrivacy Day, May 18
 Web Science Conference (WebSci’18), Amsterdam



Conferences9th International ACM Web Science Conference 2017, Troy, NY, USA
DEN EventsDEN Enterprise Workshop
InternshipsCabinet Office: Digital Government Partnership
Guest SpeakerGavin Costigan, University of Southampton, Public Policy
 Jeremy Morley, Ordnance Survey
 Jason McFall, Privitar
 JP Rangaswami "In Conversation", Deutsche Bank
 Rory Mullarkey & Nuffield Theatre discussion session
NetworkingTerrarium Workshop
Research VisitsChina Research trip: NEXT++ workshop, Wuxi
 CDT Research Visit, Melbourne, Australia
Summer SchoolsDEN Summer School, London
 WST Net Web Science Summer School, St. Petersburg
 Web Science Winter School, Schenzen, China
TrainingTeam-Building, Exciting Escapes, Southampton
WSI EventsWSI Digital Health Workshop
 WSI Data Literacy Lunch
 WSI Guest Lecture:  Gavin Smith, Australian National University School of Sociology
 WSI Guest Lecture: Matthew Weber, Reutgers University
 WSI Guest Lecture: Ben Williamson, University of Stirling
 WSI Distinguished Lecture, Paul Maltby, Department for Communities and Local Government
 WSI Distinguished Lecture: Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
 WSI Digital Democracy Day
 Business Stories: Gerard Grech, Tech City UK
 Business Stories: Kevin Craig
 Future of Text Symposium, Southampton
 WSI Data Literacy Lunch


Conferences8th International ACM WebSci 2016, Hannover
Guest SpeakersJulian Ranger,
 WSI Distinguished Lecture: Jeanette Hofmann, Social Science Research Centre, Berlin
Research VisitsVrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA)
 Washington & Indianapolis Research Trip
Industry EventDigital Catapult, London
TrainingTeam Building, Fairthorne Manor
WSI EventsWSI Conversation Space, University of Southampton
 WSI Distinguished Lecture, Bill Thompson, BBC
 WSI Distinguished Lecture, Tom Steinberg, Founder of mysociety


ConferencesInternational World Wide Web Conference 2014, Korea
 ACM Web Science Conference 2014, Indiana
DEN EventDEN Vacation School, Venice
ExchangeWeb Science Workshop, Singapore
Summer SchoolsMontreal 'UQAM' Summer School
 Web Science & Data Analytics Summer School, Singapore
 Web Science Summer School, University of Southampton
WSI EventsWSI Mini Seminar Series, Professor George Metakidis
 Distinguished Lecture, Barry Wellman, University of Toronta, Canada
 WSI/SSPC Seminar, Dr Farida Vis, University of Sheffield

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