PhD Project Proposal Launch

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Our CDT manages PhD projects in a slightly different way from a conventional PhD studentship. All of our students undertake an intensive 6 month programme of training covering research skills, core SLT skills, and broader time and project management skills.

During this time, we work with our industrial partners to gather a selection of PhD project ideas which are industrially driven and offer great scope for academic research leading to a PhD. The remaining 3.5 years of their studentship will then be focused on this research project.

PhD Project Proposal Launch Event

This week we internally launched the PhD project proposals to our students and academic supervisors.

We received 32 projects from 12 industry partners in total (and we expect to receive a few more in the coming days). This gives our eight students an exceptional choice of areas to work in.

The projects are drawn from a broad range of SLT topics including; pure audio processing, speech processing, and traditional natural language processing.

The range of applications is just as broad covering; medical, educational, entertainment, competitor analysis and customer engagement domains.

What’s next for our students?

The students are excitedly reviewing all their project options and have a timeline for discussion with supervisors and industry partners to refine projects before final allocations.

PhD projects for cohort 1 will start in April. Watch this space for more info…