Horizon CDT 2023 retreat

Horizon CDT 2023 retreat

The annual Horizon CDT retreat took place last week at The Orchard Hotel and the Delta by Marriott Hotel Nottingham Belfry welcoming CDT students, supervisors and alumni.

On the first day of the retreat, year one students had the opportunity to present their PhD research proposals, receive feedback and exchange ideas and strategies for their PhD path.

The second day of the retreat was organised and chaired by year two students. The RetreatCon23 Conference kicked off by welcoming keynote speaker Professor Bernd Stahl with a talk on Artificial Intelligence for a Better Future – An Ecosystem Perspective on the Ethics of AI and Emerging Digital Technologies. CDT students then presented research papers they prepared as part of their Peer-review Publication module.

(Please click on The RetreatCon23 Conference to view the theme and abstract of the papers.)

All attendees had the chance to relax, catch up, and discuss creative ideas over meals and venue amenities at the end of the day.

The third day of the retreat welcomed back CDT alumni Tatiana Styliari, Neelima Sailaja and Kate O’Leary. The alumni panel shared their experiences and perspectives both during and after their PhD journey and gladly interacted with students by answering questions.

The day continued with year three students leading a Group Impact Activity discussing the potential for impact and the challenges from each PhD topic. The discussion was followed by activities that included arts and crafts, competitive team games and writing advice.

The retreat came to a close with the CDT team being thanked for their fantastic work in organising another enjoyable and successful event!