Training & Webinars

Training & Webinars


On their own, data are not valuable. It is how you transform data into information and information into knowledge that really makes a difference.
We offer a range of data analytics training for academic and non-academic researchers.
23 February, 2017

Training | Statistics and Data Analysis for Management

10-14 July 2017

North Teaching Centre, University of Essex, Colchester Campus

We are delighted to be delivering a course at this year’s Essex Summer School, as part of the 50th anniversary.

21 February, 2017

POSTPONED | Webinar | The Crowdfunding Revolution

23 March 2017, 2pm to 3pm

POSTPONED

In this webinar Professor Jerry Coakley, will analyse the benefits and risks of debt crowdfunding for both small businesses and society, and argue that it marks the beginning of a revolution in the financing of small businesses in the UK.

3 February, 2017

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Mortality Estimation and Forecasting With Smoothing and Overdispersion

14 March 2017

Venue: Colchester Campus, University of Essex

The ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training seminar on Mortality Estimation and Forecasting With Smoothing and Overdispersion.

24 January, 2017

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Introduction to Data Mining

9 March 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar Dr Beatriz De La Iglesia will provide attendees with an introductory understanding of data mining techniques, the process of knowledge discovery in databases and how business can benefit from such techniques.

20 January, 2017

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Intermediary Understanding of SQL

22 February 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar, Richard Skeggs will provide attendees with an intermediary understanding of SQL (Structured Query Language), and will provide an understanding of how this can be used in “real-life” scenarios.

5 January, 2017

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Complex Networks Approaches to Supply Chain Management

24 January 2017

Venue: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Glasgow, G12 8QN

The Urban Big Data Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training seminar on Complex Networks Approaches to Supply Chain Management.

6 December, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Regeneration in Coastal Communities

24 January 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar Fola Malomo will discuss the differences in economic trends between coastal areas that have performed well and coastal areas that have been less successful.

17 November, 2016

ARCHIVED | Training | Empowering the Public Sector: Delving into Data Analytics

Venue: University of Essex

The course delivered in January will consist of three separate training sessions. Attendees are able to attend all three sessions or choose the session which they feel is most relevant to their needs.

17 November, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Understanding Open Source GIS

9 December 2016, 1pm to 2pm

In this webinar, Professor Andrew Lovett will discuss developments in open source GIS, in particular reviewing data and software sources.

16 November, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Introduction to Social Network Analysis

2 December 2016, 1pm to 2pm

This webinar aims to provide attendees with an introductory understanding of networks’ dynamics.

28 October, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Training | Urban Informatics and Cities

17 November 2016

Venue: University of Essex

This event will be delivered as part of the SASNet project, and will explore urban Big Data, and their use in Urban Informatics, along with the challenges that arise.

27 October, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Using Big Data to Inform Care Policy

29 November 2016

Venue: University of Kent

In conjunction with SASNet, we invite you to participate in a free training seminar on using administrative and other datasets to inform policy regarding social care in England.

6 October, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | How complex networks approaches can benefit supply chain management

7 November 2016, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar, Dr Guven Demirel will provide a brief introduction to complex networks approaches that provide insights on the relationships between the supply network structure and the response to disturbances and disruptions.

30 August, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Training | An Introduction to Open Geospatial Standards at UBDC

20 September 2016

Venue: Sir Alwyn Williams Building - Level 5

The Urban Big Data Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training training workshop on understanding and using open geospatial data standards.

20 June, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Discrete Choice Modelling & Cause-Effect Case Studies at UBDC

22 June 2016

Venue: Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor

The Urban Big Data Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training seminar on Discrete Choice Modelling & Cause-Effect Case Studies.

10 May, 2016

Training | Sensing Human Behaviour with Internet Data

23 June, 11.30am to 3.00pm

We are now taking reservations for our Autumn session. This masterclass will build on the case studies used in the earlier webinar and focus on the practical skills to teach delegates how they can access and use online data to gain insight into human behaviour.

9 May, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Sensing Human Behaviour with Internet Data

23 June 2016

Join Suzy Moat for this webinar when she will explore how online data can be used to analyse human behaviour.

5 May, 2016

Training | BLG DRC Summer School in Analytics for the public sector

Venue: University of Essex

This one week training course, which is repeated over a two week period seeks to improve the data skills of analysts in the public sector. Focussing on five key areas, each subject compliments the other areas to give a rounded knowledge of using data analytics for the public sector.

21 April, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Introduction to Risk Modelling

12 May 2016, 2pm to 3pm

Join Dr Iqbal Adjali for this webinar as he introduces participants to Risk Modelling. No previous knowledge is required, participants will leave the webinar with a clear understanding of what risk models are, and when (and how) it can be a powerful approach to use.

18 March, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An introduction to GIS

26 April 2016, 2pm to 3pm

Join Andrew Lovett for this webinar as he introduces participants to GIS. No previous knowledge is required, this webinar will demonstrate commonly used software and how GIS concepts can be applied.

19 February, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Introducing Agent-Based Modelling

9 March 2016, 2pm to 3pm

Join Peter Barbrook-Johnson for this webinar as he introduces participants to agent based modelling, explaining what it is, and when (and how) it can be a powerful approach to use.

4 January, 2016

ARCHIVED | Training | Introduction to Java and Python

16 February 2016, 10.30am to 4.30pm

This one day course is suitable for both academics and non-academics that have knowledge of programming but no experience in Java or Python.

4 January, 2016

ARCHIVED | Training | Improving statistical analysis techniques with R and Stata

26 January 2016, 10.30am to 4.30pm

This one day training course is suitable for researchers with a basic knowledge of statistical analysis, but who want and need to improve their skills in Stata and R.

19 October, 2015

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Forecasting in finance: How sentiment analysis can make forecasting models more effective

18 November 2015, 2pm to 3pm

Join Professor Neil Kellard for this webinar as he asks: Does the use of sentiment and search engine data help when using forecasting models in finance? Neil will show that while other data are also useful in helping model and forecast prices, measures of sentiment and investor attention are likely to be more potent particularly in the short-term.

24 September, 2015

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Linear and non-linear forecasting using Stata

14 October 2015, 2pm to 3pm

Join Dr Marianna Marra as as she takes you through an introduction to linear and non-linear forecasting using Stata. Aimed at analysts with some working knowledge, in this webinar Marianna will work through methodologies concerning linear and non-linear forecasting.

16 July, 2015

ARCHIVED | Training | An introduction to data analytics

29 to 30 September 2015, 10am to 4pm

This two day training course seeks to improve the data skills of junior analysts in the public sector. Focussing on four key areas, each subject compliments the other areas to give a rounded knowledge of using data analytics in your work.

14 July, 2015

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Data mining with R

9 September 2015, 2pm to 3pm

Join Richard Skeggs as he talks about data mining using R. Aimed at analysts with some working knowledge Richard will cover pre-processing, anomaly detection, association rule learning, clustering, classification, regression and summarisation with R.

16 June, 2015

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An introduction to R

1 July 2015, 2pm to 3pm

Join Dr Raffaella Calabrese as she introduces you to R. Using real time examples this webinar will give you an understanding of R and its functionalities.

5 May, 2015

ARCHIVED | Webinar | The way forward: Simulations for analysing business data

27 May 2015, 2pm to 3pm

Join Dr Abhijit Sengupta and improve your knowledge of using simulation based techniques for data analysis. Using a real case study carried out in a fast moving consumer goods business focusing on mirco level online transaction data the webinar will present the advantages and limitations of using these techniques.

Training & Webinars


On their own, data are not valuable. It is how you transform data into information and information into knowledge that really makes a difference.
We offer a range of data analytics training for academic and non-academic researchers.
23 February, 2017

Training | Statistics and Data Analysis for Management

10-14 July 2017

North Teaching Centre, University of Essex, Colchester Campus

We are delighted to be delivering a course at this year’s Essex Summer School, as part of the 50th anniversary.

21 February, 2017

POSTPONED | Webinar | The Crowdfunding Revolution

23 March 2017, 2pm to 3pm

POSTPONED

In this webinar Professor Jerry Coakley, will analyse the benefits and risks of debt crowdfunding for both small businesses and society, and argue that it marks the beginning of a revolution in the financing of small businesses in the UK.

3 February, 2017

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Mortality Estimation and Forecasting With Smoothing and Overdispersion

14 March 2017

Venue: Colchester Campus, University of Essex

The ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training seminar on Mortality Estimation and Forecasting With Smoothing and Overdispersion.

24 January, 2017

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Introduction to Data Mining

9 March 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar Dr Beatriz De La Iglesia will provide attendees with an introductory understanding of data mining techniques, the process of knowledge discovery in databases and how business can benefit from such techniques.

20 January, 2017

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Intermediary Understanding of SQL

22 February 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar, Richard Skeggs will provide attendees with an intermediary understanding of SQL (Structured Query Language), and will provide an understanding of how this can be used in “real-life” scenarios.

5 January, 2017

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Complex Networks Approaches to Supply Chain Management

24 January 2017

Venue: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Glasgow, G12 8QN

The Urban Big Data Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training seminar on Complex Networks Approaches to Supply Chain Management.

6 December, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Regeneration in Coastal Communities

24 January 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar Fola Malomo will discuss the differences in economic trends between coastal areas that have performed well and coastal areas that have been less successful.

17 November, 2016

ARCHIVED | Training | Empowering the Public Sector: Delving into Data Analytics

Venue: University of Essex

The course delivered in January will consist of three separate training sessions. Attendees are able to attend all three sessions or choose the session which they feel is most relevant to their needs.

17 November, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Understanding Open Source GIS

9 December 2016, 1pm to 2pm

In this webinar, Professor Andrew Lovett will discuss developments in open source GIS, in particular reviewing data and software sources.

16 November, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Introduction to Social Network Analysis

2 December 2016, 1pm to 2pm

This webinar aims to provide attendees with an introductory understanding of networks’ dynamics.

28 October, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Training | Urban Informatics and Cities

17 November 2016

Venue: University of Essex

This event will be delivered as part of the SASNet project, and will explore urban Big Data, and their use in Urban Informatics, along with the challenges that arise.

27 October, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Using Big Data to Inform Care Policy

29 November 2016

Venue: University of Kent

In conjunction with SASNet, we invite you to participate in a free training seminar on using administrative and other datasets to inform policy regarding social care in England.

6 October, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | How complex networks approaches can benefit supply chain management

7 November 2016, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar, Dr Guven Demirel will provide a brief introduction to complex networks approaches that provide insights on the relationships between the supply network structure and the response to disturbances and disruptions.

30 August, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Training | An Introduction to Open Geospatial Standards at UBDC

20 September 2016

Venue: Sir Alwyn Williams Building - Level 5

The Urban Big Data Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training training workshop on understanding and using open geospatial data standards.

20 June, 2016

ARCHIVED | SASNet Seminar | Discrete Choice Modelling & Cause-Effect Case Studies at UBDC

22 June 2016

Venue: Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor

The Urban Big Data Centre in conjunction with SASNet invites you to participate in a free training seminar on Discrete Choice Modelling & Cause-Effect Case Studies.

10 May, 2016

Training | Sensing Human Behaviour with Internet Data

23 June, 11.30am to 3.00pm

We are now taking reservations for our Autumn session. This masterclass will build on the case studies used in the earlier webinar and focus on the practical skills to teach delegates how they can access and use online data to gain insight into human behaviour.

9 May, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Sensing Human Behaviour with Internet Data

23 June 2016

Join Suzy Moat for this webinar when she will explore how online data can be used to analyse human behaviour.

5 May, 2016

Training | BLG DRC Summer School in Analytics for the public sector

Venue: University of Essex

This one week training course, which is repeated over a two week period seeks to improve the data skills of analysts in the public sector. Focussing on five key areas, each subject compliments the other areas to give a rounded knowledge of using data analytics for the public sector.

21 April, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An Introduction to Risk Modelling

12 May 2016, 2pm to 3pm

Join Dr Iqbal Adjali for this webinar as he introduces participants to Risk Modelling. No previous knowledge is required, participants will leave the webinar with a clear understanding of what risk models are, and when (and how) it can be a powerful approach to use.

18 March, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | An introduction to GIS

26 April 2016, 2pm to 3pm

Join Andrew Lovett for this webinar as he introduces participants to GIS. No previous knowledge is required, this webinar will demonstrate commonly used software and how GIS concepts can be applied.

19 February, 2016

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Introducing Agent-Based Modelling

9 March 2016, 2pm to 3pm

Join Peter Barbrook-Johnson for this webinar as he introduces participants to agent based modelling, explaining what it is, and when (and how) it can be a powerful approach to use.

4 January, 2016

ARCHIVED | Training | Introduction to Java and Python

16 February 2016, 10.30am to 4.30pm

This one day course is suitable for both academics and non-academics that have knowledge of programming but no experience in Java or Python.

4 January, 2016

ARCHIVED | Training | Improving statistical analysis techniques with R and Stata

26 January 2016, 10.30am to 4.30pm

This one day training course is suitable for researchers with a basic knowledge of statistical analysis, but who want and need to improve their skills in Stata and R.

19 October, 2015

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Forecasting in finance: How sentiment analysis can make forecasting models more effective

18 November 2015, 2pm to 3pm

Join Professor Neil Kellard for this webinar as he asks: Does the use of sentiment and search engine data help when using forecasting models in finance? Neil will show that while other data are also useful in helping model and forecast prices, measures of sentiment and investor attention are likely to be more potent particularly in the short-term.

24 September, 2015

ARCHIVED | Webinar | Linear and non-linear forecasting using Stata

14 October 2015, 2pm to 3pm

Join Dr Marianna Marra as as she takes you through an introduction to linear and non-linear forecasting using Stata. Aimed at analysts with some working knowledge, in this webinar Marianna will work through methodologies concerning linear and non-linear forecasting.