This accessibility process was developed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Data Science Campus. It applies to anyone reviewing,…Read more on Data Science Campus faculty accessibility process 2022
In this guest blog, data science apprentice Evie Brown from the Social Care Analysis team at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) presents work on grouping online job adverts by social care role. This project was a significant part of the final year of the Level Six Data Science Apprenticeship.Read more on Identifying different roles in the social care sector using online job advertisements
A large-scale accessibility audit of many courses and presentation templates on the Learning Hub and the ONS website in 2021 revealed many accessibility issues that would impact users of screen reader technology.
In this blog post Jake Marshall talks about the process I developed and why this project is important not only to the Campus, but to him personally.
This summer, the Campus hosted two interns as part of the HDR UK’s Black Internship Programme. Read more about their experience, embedded in real-life data science projects within our teams.Read more on Improving career opportunities for Black data scientists in the UK
As part of our graduate programme, we successfully delivered a geospatial module produced by the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Geography team and Ordnance Survey (OS). Find out more about this collaboration.Read more on Broadening geospatial skills across the public sector
Find out more about the Government Data Science Community’s events and opportunities in 2022. The community is a vibrant space for analysts and data scientists in the UK public sector.Read more on The Government Data Science Community in 2022
This summer, the Campus faculty hosted two groups of students to engage them in a unique work experience that helped them gain valuable workplace skills.Read more on Opening our doors to future talent
In this blog our Programme Officer managing the Graduate Programme, Laura Clarke, gives an update on our sought after Graduate Programme.Read more on The data science graduate programme : past, present and future
We are delighted to launch the Public Sector Data Science Graduate Programme for 2022 to 2024, with applications open until 24 March 2022.Read more on Launching the Public Sector Data Science Graduate Programme 2022 to 2024
It has been one year since the creation of the Data Masterclass for Senior Leaders, and participation in the programme has far exceeded expectations.Read more on One year of the Data Masterclass for Senior Leaders
The International Data Science Accelerator Programme opened for its’ first applicants on 31 January. We spoke to Fatima Al Taharhwa (Department of Statistics, Jordan) and her mentor Hatem El Sherif (Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre, United Arab Emirates), who took part in the pilot programme.Read more on Mentoring without borders – growing data science skills internationally
Our data science apprentices have gone from strength to strength over the past three years, and are using their passion and experiences to inspire young people and be role models for the next generation of data scientists.Read more on Building data science futures one bite at a time
Applications for the Data Visualisation Accelerator are open until 11 February 2022. We hear how a mentor and mentee from the first cohort of the programme and how they, and their organisations benefitted.Read more on Visualising in pairs – growing data visualisation skills through mentoring
The relationship between the mentor and mentee is vital to successful outcomes on the Data Science Accelerator programme. Daniel O’Callaghan (Forestry Commission) and Sam Taylor (DWP) talk about their relationship that helped to deliver a successful project.Read more on How effective mentoring relationships are growing data science skills and capacity
The Data Science and Data Visualisation Accelerator mentoring programmes will open for applications in January 2022.Read more on Boost your data science and visualisation skills in 2022!
Our FCDO hub’s mentorship model has helped countries, including Rwanda and Vanuatu, deliver in-house data science projects with significant impact, while also creating a flourishing sustainable ecosystem of data scientists.Read more on Making an international impact with data science mentoring
In 2021, our highly successful Data Science Graduate Programme has been expanded across the UK pubic sector. We have offered 50 places on the programme, located in 10 public sector organisations. 25 places were offered to new graduates, selected from 511 applications. An additional 25 places have also been offered to 25 analysts already in posts, who want to significantly increase their data science skills.Read more on Graduate Induction Week
This summer, data science apprentices in our faculty worked with young people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, introducing them to data science and supporting them to start developing skills in the field.Read more on Supporting improved social mobility through data science
Applications are open for the 2021 Data Science Graduate Programme until 3 June 2021. This year’s programme has been expanded to offer places at several high-profile public-sector organisations.Read more on Expanding the Data Science Graduate Programme
The Campus has exceeded a target to train 500 public sector analysts in data science by 2021. The target was originally set in 2018, and recently confirmed in the National Data Strategy.Read more on 500 not out – building data science capacity for the future
We conducted a lessons learned exercise to help understand the challenges faced by our teams during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Read more on The hard reality of being a learning organisation
The Campus will develop and deliver the 2021 programme in partnership with several Office for National Statistics (ONS) teams and other government departments.Read more on 2021 Commonwealth Professional Fellowship programme
The University of Glasgow will offer the MDataGov online in the 2020 to 2021 academic year and will also offer individual modules from the programme this summer.Read more on Bringing MDataGov online with the University of Glasgow
On International Day of Girls in ICT 2020, Harriet Sands talks about her journey into data science, what it’s like to work as a data scientist in government and how she would encourage a younger version of herself to get in to data science.Read more on Inspiring the next generation of girls in data science
We are pleased to announce Cardiff University as the latest provider to join the MDataGov Framework from October 2020.Read more on Cardiff University joins the MDataGov Framework
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, our Data Science Degree apprentices share their progress and the difference they are making at the Data Science Campus.Read more on Doing so much more than making tea!
Tuli Amutenya is a Graduate Data Scientist from the Namibia Statistics Agency who has spent the last 6 months at ONS. Here, Tuli shares her experiences and the learning she will be taking home.Read more on Bridging data science and statistics for international development
Applications are now open for civil servants to study MDataGov modules at ONS in 2020.Read more on Bringing university expertise to you
Data Science Accelerator mentee Ciaran Evans from the UK Hydrographic Office attempts to answer the question “What is the beach made of?”Read more on Mapping beaches with the Data Science Accelerator Programme
The Data Science Campus launches its first Data Science Graduate Scheme.Read more on The final piece of the jigsaw
Across the public sector, analysts can benefit from the Data Science Accelerator, which opened for a new cohort of applications this week.Read more on Data Science Accelerator Programme
We are pleased to sponsor another cohort of Civil Servants to start the Masters in Data Analytics for Government in the 2019-2020 academic year.Read more on Sponsorship for the 2019-2020 MDataGov programme
Last week I had the privilege of helping to organise the second annual MDataGov Symposium in Manchester and was so proud to see how incredibly fast the community is growing – Solange Correa-OnelRead more on Highlights from the MDataGov Symposium 2019 in Manchester
The new Data Science Degree Apprenticeship is now live for delivery. Alison Adams shares her experience of leading the Trailblazer group to develop an innovative new learning pathway.Read more on Trailblazing degree apprenticeships
Our current cohort of apprentices have just finished their training modules and are well on their way to completing their apprenticeships. Lucy and Joe tell us about their journey so far, as part of National Apprenticeship Week.Read more on Our current apprentices – how are they getting on?
To mark the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week, we caught up with some of our first data analytics apprentices now they have successfully completed their apprenticeship.Read more on The first data analytics apprentices – where are they now?
Registration for the 2019 MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) Symposium is now open. The annual Symposium is an opportunity for…Read more on Join us at the MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) Symposium 2019!
Following the graduation of our first data analyst level 4 apprentices, we launched the first Data Science Degree Apprenticeship in Wales, with the first round of applications now complete.Read more on Innovative Data Science Degree Apprenticeship for Wales launches
How did I end up at ONS? In the midst of Christmas and New Year (also known to students as…Read more on 3-month MSc madness: the value of a Data Science Campus internship
One of our first Campus-funded students shares her experience as a data scientist in the Home Office undertaking the MSc in…Read more on The highs and lows of juggling university, work and life
Girls into STEM workshops STEM Ambassadors from the Data Science Campus hosted a group of female school pupils visiting the campus….Read more on We all need more girls in STEM
One of the Data Science Campus’s (DSC) important aims is to facilitate the exchange of data science knowledge between government,…Read more on Data Science Campus hosts Barclaycard for a knowledge sharing day
Ceri Regan, Academic Manager at the campus, talks about the recent ONS visit to the National Institute of Statistics in…Read more on Data Science Campus visits Rwanda
Two of our Data Analytics apprentices, Charlotte O’Brien and Alexis Fernquest, share their experiences as volunteers at the 2017 Data…Read more on Volunteering at the 2017 Data for Policy conference
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is on a fantastic journey to better serve the UK by improving the quality…Read more on Building and stocking the survey question library
In December 2016 the UK’s first data analytics apprentices started work at the ONS offices in Newport. Out of over…Read more on Hello, we are the data science campus apprentices
Hi, I am Steven Hopkins, a Data Scientist in the Data Science Campus (DSC) which was officially opened last week,…Read more on Building data science capability
Hello! My name is Solange and I am one of the Academic Managers for the Data Science Campus. Since joining…Read more on How are we building data analytical skills locally and internationally?
Our recent work
- Data Science Campus faculty accessibility process 2022
- Identifying different roles in the social care sector using online job advertisements
- Paving the way for accessible data science training in the public sector
- Improving career opportunities for Black data scientists in the UK
- Broadening geospatial skills across the public sector
- The Government Data Science Community in 2022