MDataGov Symposium 2020

The Masters in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) Symposium is an opportunity for former, current and prospective MDataGov students to showcase data science research and projects conducted within government, and to share experiences. The Symposium is organised by students and funded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Data Science Campus.

Event information

Date 25 – 26 March 2020
Venue The Studio, Birmingham, B2 5EP
Registration Registration is now open via Eventbrite
Contact the organisers

Latest news

19 December 2019


Registration for the MDataGov Symposium 2020 is now open! The Symposium is free to attend but we encourage you to book your place as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Call for abstracts

Students are invited to submit an abstract to the Symposium organising committee by 17 January 2020. Talks can be on anything you’ve learned or worked on using skills developed during your course.

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


A full programme will be available in early February 2020, but you can get more information on the Eventbrite page.

About the Symposium

In 2020, the Symposium will take place over two days. On day one, there will be bite-sized courses from MDataGov providers and a networking event. On day two, Masters students will present on how they have applied their new-found skills to data science challenges within government. Guest speakers from government, industry and academia will also address students.

Delegates will be able to network with representatives from the three MDataGov providers (University of Southampton, University College London and Oxford Brookes University) and with a team from the ONS Data Science Campus.

The 2019 event brought together more than 80 delegates from 16 government departments and 6 universities.

More information about the MDataGov programme and our academic partners is also available.