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The Centre for Doctoral Training provides Web Science students with a range of training opportunities to develop their academic and personal skills. In addition to this we facilitate events for students to engage with individuals and external organisations and share expertise.

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

Upcoming events for 2022 will be shown here

Human-Centred AI Student Conference - May 

CDT Writing Retreat, Cumberland Lodge - May

Past Events


Guest talks Alumni talk with Dr Jack Webster
Alumni talk with Dr Sami Kanza
Industry talk: Dstl
ConferencesCDT Cohort Conference
WebSci'21 PhD Symposium
TrainingSeminar: Human Centred AI and Autonomous Systems 
MINDS CDT seminar with Liam Maxwell
Writing Retreats (online)
Software Carpentry


Conferences   Cohort Conference, Dstl
WebSci'20 - PhD Symposium
WebSci'20 - Main Conference
WebSci'20 - CDT Blogs
Training      Writing Retreat, Cumberland Lodge
Public Engagement training
Data Presentation and Visualisation
Online Seminar:  Project Management
Online Discussion: Academic Careers
Online Discussion: Current Issues in Research Software
Online Discussion: Theory and Qualitative Data
Research tripWeb Science for Development Workshop, Bangalore
Guest talksOlga Koch, Computer Science graduate from NYU and standup comedian
Alumni talk with Dr Jack Webster


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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WebSci'19, Boston USA
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WebSci'19, Boston, USA
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MSc Presentations 2019
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Cohort Conference 2019
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Workshop in Naples, Italy, 2018
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Winter Networking Event 2018
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