Is data literacy the new black?

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The University of Manchester

Roscoe Building, Theatre B and Foyer

Manchester

M13 9PL

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This event by The University of Manchester Q-Step Centre is a celebration of the success of the Q-Step Summer Internships in 2016.

Following keynote talks on the role and portrayal of data in the media, ten students will each present their internship project and its significance - in just three minutes. The presentations will then be judged by a panel and prizes awarded.

This event is an opportunity to bring together all of those involved in making the Q-Step internships a success.

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13:15 - 13:25 Welcome and opening address: Dr Jackie Carter, Q-Step Co-Director - Storytelling with numbers in the media and why data literacy matters

13:25 - 13:50 Megan Lucero, The Times - Data journalism in the 21st Century

13:50 - 14:20 Dr Emily Grossman, Science Writer, Broadcaster and Educator – Lies, damned lies and newspapers

14:20 - 14:30 Short Q&A (Chair: Dr Mark Brown, Q-Step Co-Director)

14:30 – 15:15 45 minute poster session and a chance to talk to students, with tea and cakes

15:15 - 16:15 Q-Step placements: Ten 3-minute presentations (3MP) (Chair: Dr Jackie Carter)

16:15 - 16:25 Short break whilst voting takes place and judges confer

16:25 - 16:40 3MP Results announced (Simon Gallacher, Head of Quantitative Skills, The Nuffield Foundation)

16:40 – 17:00 Wrap up and close


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The University of Manchester

Roscoe Building, Theatre B and Foyer

Manchester

M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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Organiser University of Manchester Q-Step Centre

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www.manchester.ac.uk/q-step

Q-Step is a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training.

Over a five-year period from 2013, fifteen universities across the UK are delivering specialist undergraduate programmes, including new courses, work placements and pathways to postgraduate study. Expertise and resources will be shared across the higher education sector through an accompanying support programme, which will also forge links with schools and employers.

Q-Step was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

By participating in the Q-Step programme, the University of Manchester aims to provide graduates with the quantitative expertise to pursue further study and compete in the graduate job market.

The Manchester Q-Step Centre will benefit students in three Schools across a range of subjects, including criminology, English language and linguistics, philosophy, political studies and international relations, social anthropology and sociology.

Our students will learn techniques to help them understand, analyse and criticise data, through an integrated set of new courses and work placement opportunities.

For more information on the University of Manchester's Q-Step Centre see: www.manchester.ac.uk/q-step

 

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