Data training on understanding society for VCSE organisations

Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, 22 April, 2021 - 16:30

Harnessing data is becoming more critical to how the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations identify changing needs, prioritise their resources and generate impact. Their role in promoting social justice, providing the glue that holds communities together, supporting vulnerable individuals and families, influencing policy, and leading campaigns for social change all in some way can benefit from high quality data. Equally, charity funders and third sector commissioners can harness large-scale population data to inform their programme design and decisions.

Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), based at the University of Essex, has designed a free customised training programme to build the skills of VCSE sector organisations, and those who support or fund the sector, in analysing and using household and longitudinal data.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at new data users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It covers a combination of lectures, group work and hands-on data management sessions, and is divided into two parts.

For more information and to download the full course programme visit Eventbrite.

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