Events 6th March 2017

06th March 2017

Events 6th March 2017

Explain your PhD in just three minutes

Register by Monday 27 March to take part in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and develop valuable communication skills.

Research students in Bath have the opportunity to take part in this year’s Three Minute Thesis event.

You will gain valuable, transferable skills in research communication and presentation. You will develop a concise ‘elevator pitch’ about your work in language appropriate to non-specialist audiences – a skill useful wherever your PhD takes you.

You’ll also gain important exposure for the work you’re doing. Previous finalists have used the platform to reach new audiences with their research, helping them secure new funding or develop important collaborations.

You will meet colleagues from around our research community who can help propel your work in new and exciting ways.

Winners of the Faculty Heats will also each receive an iPad Mini.

Register to present at the 3MT Faculty Heats


CDE Website

Students wishing to add a little more information about themselves onto their profile on the CDE website, should send the details to Zoe Leonard. You can include your own websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google Plus as well as the standard information about your area of research and a project title a picture related to your research can also be included. Also those with missing pictures can send profile pictures to Zoe for uploading to the website. This is a great opportunity to showcase your research.


CDE Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that the dates have been set for the CDE Conference 2017. The event will take place at the University of Bath. You will be treated to a reception, followed by one full day of workshops, poster presentations, showcases and networking.

Wednesday 31st May – Pre Conference Reception – activities from 15.30 onwards

Thursday 1st June – Main Conference

We are pleased to announce that calls for submission are now open for the CDE Conference 2017.

Call for Papers – submission deadline 24th March 2017

Call for Workshops – submission deadline 17th March 2017

Call for Showcases – submission deadline 30th March 2017

Call for Posters – submission deadline 24th March 2017

This year the CDE Conference is all about showcasing the talent within the CDE. Submissions are open to all CDE students, academics and industrial partners. This conference is being arranged by CDE students for CDE students, academics and industrial partners. You are encouraged to submit papers, posters workshop and showcase suggestions. As the saying goes, the more the merrier, so please participate in the conference and make it a great success!

You can find out more about each call on the CDE Conference 2017 website.


DEN Cross-CDT Writing Retreats

Please find below details of the DEN funded cross-CDT PhD 2-day Writing Retreats that will be happening in 2017. These events are fully-funded by DEN for current PhD students within the DEN CDTs and associated Research Groups. Please let your Research Project Manager know if you register your attendance for these events.

DEN Cross-CDT Writing Retreats will be held as follows:

· South: Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 May, Elmore Court, Gloucestershire, GL2 3NT (20 places)

Register at:

· North: Monday 19 -Tuesday 20 June, Wyresdale Park, Scorton, Lancashire, PR3 1BA (25 places)

Register at:


Fifth PhD course in Designing Human Technologies

The fifth Ph.D. course in Designing Human Technologies, DHT 5.0, will take place in Pärnu, Estonia, from May 7 to 9, hosted by Tallinn University.

We meet to discuss our experiences in relation to doctoral work in the rich and diverse field of designing human technologies. And in addition, the course provides opportunities for networking with other doctoral students and senior faculty in the field of designing human technologies.

The call is available online ( and is also attached to this message.

Please observe the following important dates and deadlines:

– March 10, 2017: Applications are to be submitted online through

– March 17, 2017: Notification of admission

– April 21, 2017: Position paper (max six pages)

– May 7 to 9: PhD course



Public Engagement Opportunity – University of Bath Festival

The University of Bath festival is the first public festival we have run and is being organised as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. The event will run from 11am-4pm and is being organised by the Events and Public Engagement teams in Marketing and Communications. The aim is to make it a day for all the family.

We are looking for talks or hands-on interactive activities so if you have any ideas of what you might like to do – we’re open to suggestions!

The general plan is to have a few different zones – one around the STV focused on sports, one in the Edge around Arts, one around the lake, Parade and University Hall which will include various talks and building tours and one around the Chancellor’s Building and Lime tree which will be more interactive and hands on.

We do hope you’ll consider this positively – we’re really excited about this opportunity to invite the local community onto campus to help us celebrate, and to showcase our research, teaching and facilities.

The CDE can provide some funding to help you develop an exhibit if you need support. Please contact Denise Cooke asap if you are interested in being involved.


Images of Research – deadline: 20 March

Our annual competition, open to academic and research staff and postgraduate researchers, is now open.

Alongside an image of their research, entrants provide a snappy title & a short (no more than 150 words) written description explaining their research and the difference that it makes. A selection of entries are then designed up into A1 posters. This year, entries will feature in the University of Bath Festival.

Find out more.


AI & Games 8th Symposium – Bath

This 8th Symposium in AI & Games will take place on one day during at the AISB annual convention. 19th – 21st April 2017, at the University of Bath.

The AI & Games Symposium acts as a meeting place for researchers and practitioners from academia, education and industry who are involved with the design, development and evaluation of AI in the context of games. It focuses on the application of artificial intelligence or intelligent-like techniques, frameworks and theories to the creation of interactive engaging intelligent games.

For more details please visit AI & Games.


HCI seminar: Game Design Value

There will be an HCI seminar on March 15, starringAnnakaisa Kultima, Lecturer/Researcher at University of Tampere

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