Due to the proximity to Christmas and the uncertainty around the new Covid variant, the Day of Data events previously scheduled for December 2021 will now be held in March 2022. This means we hope to hold four events in March 2022 – one at each of the Colleges in the DDI Skills Gateway partnership – Edinburgh , Fife , West Lothian and Borders College.
If you are interested in your S4-6 learners attending this event, please register your interest here. We will contact you directly when we have confirmed the dates in March for each event.
What is Day of Data?
Young people from across each of the College’s partnership schools are invited to explore the world of data skills through a variety of fun and interactive activities. From creating unique ‘data selfies’ to a data-inspired Pokemon Go style game, from exploring data in a health and social care setting, to a legal setting or in rural agriculture, the message of the day is that data is everywhere, understanding and working with data might take many new, different and surprising forms both in a personal and career setting.
The DDI Skills Gateway is creating opportunities for young people across the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region to develop data skills and literacies, gain qualifications in data science and pursue new and exciting careers in a data-rich world.
We are delighted to be partnering with the Design Informatics teams at the University of Edinburgh, Digital Skills Education for these events.
Data Education in Schools (DES) and Data Education in Colleges (DEC) teams
Please sign up to the DES mailing list here: https://mailchi.mp/f62a4ac40939/dataeducationinschools