The Data Lab is delighted to announce the student placement/project competition is now open.

    We are looking to discover success stories from The Data Lab MSc students who are taking an industrial placement or are involved in an academic project.


    Closing Date: NOW CLOSED.



    How to enter the competition

    You will have to create a video together with your Industry / Academic Supervisor that highlights what you have gained from your recent work or academic experience. We are looking for entries that inform others about the value of work experience, clearly express the impact for Scotland and present achievements and success.


    The length of the video should be between 1-2 minutes and your supervisor must be in the video. Below are some suggested topics (you can choose one of these or come up with your own idea):


    · A day in the life of a Data Scientist (work / academic perspective)

    · Data science challenges (what were they and how did you overcome them?)

    · The multiple facets of data science / a data scientist role


    Once you are done, upload your video to YouTube and send us a link to skills@thedatalab.com by 20th August 2018.

    * By entering the competition you agree for your video to be used by The Data Lab for promotional purposes.


    What is the prize?

    The winner will get The Data Lab Trophy and a career support package including a full ticket to Data Fest 2018, full ticket for another Data Science related event and coaching training delivered by a highly experienced personal brand coach.


    Judging criteria

    The judges are seeking entries which:

    - Clearly articulate the Impact for Scotland

    - Address the aspects of work life such as attitude to working and learning, and using initiative
    - Present how/what data science skills were used
    - Reflect on achievements and positive outcomes
    - Discuss how to overcome challenges


    Have any questions about the competition? Don't be afraid to reach out to us!

    The Data Lab, Edinburgh