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The MDataGov Symposium is an annual event which gives MDataGov students the opportunity to showcase data science projects within government.

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The Symposium

The MDataGov Symposium is an annual event which gives former, current and prospective MDataGov students the opportunity to showcase data science research and projects conducted within Government, and to share experiences.

MDataGov students engage in a wide variety of data science and analytics projects utilising tools like distributed computing platforms, natural language processing, machine learning and advanced statistical modelling.

The Symposium will host presentations and discussions on the Government’s data science challenges that students on the courses have applied their new-found skills to, highlighting the value that these skills bring in working for the public good.

This year, the Symposium will take place over two days. The first (half) day will focus on bite-sized courses from the MDataGov university providers, followed by drinks in the evening.The second (full) day will focus on presentations from students and guest speakers from government, industry and academia. There will also be hands-on sessions and a facilitated networking event.

More information and a full programme will be available here in early February.

Want to present?

Submit an abstract to MDataGovSymposium@ons.gov.uk by 31st January. Talks can be on anything you’ve learned or anything you’ve worked on using those skills!

Please download the abstract template to tell us a bit about yourself and the subject you wish to present.

Abstract template: https://github.com/MDataGov/Symposium-2020/blob/master/Abstract-template.docx?raw=1

The best presentation by popular vote will win a prize of £200 worth of data science and analytics books!

Date & Time

25th March, 2019

13:00 - 13:30: Welcome

13:30 -16:30: Bite-size training courses from MDataGov university providers

17:00 - 19:00: Drinks and networking

26th March, 2019

09:00 - 10:00: Registration and facilitated networking session

10:00 - 16.30: Presentations

16:30 - 17:00: Close

Please arrive in plenty of time to register and chat!


The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B25EP


There are three railway stations within walking distance of the studio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just a two minute walk from the studio.

If you need to fly, there are regular trains between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street.


Attendance is free.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

The MDataGov Symposium is organised by students and funded by the ONS Data Science Campus.

The MDataGov Symposium Organising Committee:

Elizabeth Scopel (ONS), Rajni Sandhu (ONS), Sarah Liley (NHS Digital), Lucy Gwilliam (ONS), Wei (Tony) Guo (HMRC), Khloe Evans (ONS) and Solange Correa-Onel (ONS)

Contact Information

For more information about the symposium, contact the committee at MDataGovSymposium@ons.gov.uk

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The new MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) is a collaborative project between the ONS Data Science Campus, the ONS Learning Academy and academic partners across UK launched in October 2017.

The programme aims to build data science capability across government by equipping civil servants with a key set of skills required from a modern government data analyst.

The MDataGov Symposium is an opportunity for former, current and prospective MDataGov students across the UK to show how data analytics skills are helping them bring new insights to challenges faced by government.

More information about the MDataGov programme can be found at https://datasciencecampus.ons.gov.uk/capability/msc-in-data-analytics-for-government

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