For more than 10 years, we have run the First Friday networking event. The event is a staple for many people working in the North East. First Friday regularly draws more than 100 people from SMEs, corporates, freelancers, public sector and more.
The format is simple:
- turn up
- grab a coffee and a pastry
- join a conversation
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Data Science Perspectives – Multidisciplinary PhD Conference 2022
Newcastle University is delighted to organise and host the 2022 Data Science Perspectives – Multidisciplinary PhD Conference, aimed at PhD students from across the entire Turing Institute network. Our primary aim in offering this conference is to facilitate network and community building among early-career researchers in data science and AI research areas, whilst also providing an opportunity to share research, build future collaborations and benefit from professional development activities. The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute’s goals are to undertake world-class research in data science and artificial intelligence, apply its research to real-world problems, drive economic impact and societal good, lead the training of a new generation of scientists, and shape the public conversation around data and algorithms. This event is supported by The Alan Turing Institute. The Turing is not involved in the agenda or content planning.
North East digital sector 2023 outlook
The North East’s digital and tech sector is continuing to accelerate despite a backdrop of significant economic headwinds, with strong inward investment stemming from our fast-paced innovation and global reach. In 2022, a growing number of international companies demonstrated their confidence in the region by choosing to locate here, with the likes of Version 1, Arctic Wolf, Monstarlab and Credera all creating jobs and growth locally. Building on this momentum, Womble Bond Dickinson in partnership with North East Times, UKTN and Invest Newcastle (part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative) is hosting an event at The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix on Wednesday 8 February from 9:00am- 1:00pm. The event will include panel sessions to discuss the current state of the region's tech sector, recent and upcoming inward investment opportunities and how the North East is leading the way by using digital for good, whether that be in health and life sciences, sustainability or wider ESG commitments. Full speaker list and agenda to follow in due course. Cost : Free
North East Women in Life Sciences 2023
To celebrate International Women and Girls in Science Day, High Force Research and Jackson Hogg are recognising the achievement of women across the North East of England by hosting an in-person panel discussion, with topics ranging across the life sciences and each speakers career journey. After the panel discussion, in-person attendees will have the opportunity to network and further dissect the evenings discussion over free drinks and nibbles. We are excited to reveal the panellists for this event include: - Dr Fozia Saleem, CEO, Magntitude Biosciences - Dr Amy Heptinstall, Medical Writer, Maverex - Dr Emma Banks, CEO, Ramarketing - Dr Natasha Boulding, CEO, Low Carbon Materials Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of gender. This event will also be available to live stream at the time of the event. If you would like to attend virtually, please select this option when choosing your ticket. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Employers' Business Breakfast
Join our Employers' Business Breakfast to find out how Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes offered at Newcastle University can enhance leadership and digital skills in your organisation and develop skills for life. ### What to expect at the event <br> Rene Koglbauer, our Dean of Lifelong Learning will open the session discussing the importance of apprenticeships in upskilling your employees. Find out about the apprenticeship programmes we currently offer, and ways to co-develop apprenticeships that would be beneficial to your sector, from our Apprenticeships Manager Sonia Dutton. Hear from employers, including Newcastle Building Society, Northumbrian Water Group and RWE Renewables Management, on the impact our apprenticeship programmes have had on their staff and businesses in a round table discussion and Q&A. There will also be the opportunity to network over a coffee and a light breakfast. ### Network at the industry marketplace <br> After the presentations, our marketplace event will give you the chance to: Talk to our apprenticeship programme leaders about course content and assess which programme might be the right fit for your employees. Speak to programme leaders from: - Level 5 Operations or Departmental Manager Apprenticeship - Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeships - Level 7 MSc Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Network with current apprentices and their employers and chat about their experiences on our apprenticeship programmes. Meet our apprenticeship team to talk about the practicalities of applying for apprenticeships, and how SMEs can access apprenticeships and apprenticeship funding too.