The need to critically evaluate data and numbers is crucial in policy contexts. The British Academy's 'Count us In' report, launched in June 2015, calls for "a transformation in the UK's approach to building numeracy, statistics and data analysis skills to ensure that, within a generation, the UK rises to the challenge of becoming a fully data-literate nation."
This panel session, which will be relevant to practitioners, academics, students, policy makers and members of the public, showcases how the University of Manchester trains our students to become data savvy graduates through internships.
We will provide an overview of the University of Manchester’s Q-Step Centre and presentations will be delivered by speakers from the media, an economic think-tank and the Royal Statistical Society on their approaches to support statistical literacy.
An undergraduate social science student will present how their paid internship programme enabled them to crunch and interpret data in a policy-relevant research project.
Chair: Dr Jackie Carter
Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
Megan Lucero, Data Journalism Editor, The Times / Sunday Times
Julian Cox, Deputy Director of Research, New Economy
Victoria Smith, Q-Step Intern on placement in the Home Office.
This event is being supported by Administrative Data Research Network.
Organised by The University of Manchester's Q-Step Centre.