Category Archives: Education

A Packed MK:Smart Technology Fair Showcases Smart City Employment Opportunities

More than 100 exhibitors, students and graduates packed into University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) part of the University of Bedfordshire for the MK:Smart Technology Graduate and Employability Fair on 24th February.               Focusing on innovative smart city solutions being developed by SMEs, the fair connected students, graduates and businesses […]

The Heat Is On!

Last week five students from a local school in Bletchley, attended the MK:Smart Graduate Fair with their teacher. On Wednesday 24th February 2016, five students and their teacher from the Lord Grey School in Bletchley attended the MK:Smart Graduate Fair and STEM event where they had an opportunity to engage with Annika Wolff from the Urban Data School initiative. Wolff […]

Visit MK:Smart’s Graduate Fair This Week!

Exciting job opportunities and work placements will be available at the MK:Smart Technology Employability and Graduate Fair to be held at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) on Wednesday 24 February. Open from 11am to 2.30pm, the Graduate Fair aims to bring together citizens, students and businesses to work together on innovative solutions to a variety […]

What is a smart city?

How can data, technology and smart infrastructure be used to future-proof our cities? What’s the role of citizens in shaping their design and development? Find out about all this and more by registering for our Free Online Course!   It’s a MOOC – a massive open online course – which means it’s free and open […]

MK Schools are Getting Water Smart

Several schools in Milton Keynes have signed up to become part of a trial to investigate different ways to save water in their school. Anglian Water have provided the schools with new water meters linked to a wall mounted display. This makes it easier for students to monitor detailed water use within the school and […]

Young people dream up Smart apps

This month, MK:Smart participated in the Brunel Urban Scholars programme – encouraging pupils to pitch a smart city app. Open University Researcher, Annika Wolff who works on the Education element of MK:Smart, gave a talk to a group of scholars who participated on that day at Brunel University, Uxbridge. The topic was “Big Data: new technologies and implications […]

Sign up for the next Smart Cities MOOC

As our Smart Cities MOOC reaches its midway point, over 7000 learners from around the world have joined the free online course. Week 1 started by exploring what it means to be a smart city, examining contrasting examples from around the world. Students learnt how systems thinking can be useful for exploring city challenges. There […]

Smart Cities MOOC goes live today

It’s not too late to sign up for this free online course on smart cities which has drawn over 4,000 subscribers. What is a smart city? What is the role of citizens? What is the connection between urban innovation, enterprise and smart cities? These are just some of the questions we’ll be tackling in this free six week online […]

10 days to go until free Smart Cities course begins

Are you curious to find out what a smart city is, and how citizens can play their part? It’s still not late to register for this six week course on FutureLearn. We’re pleased to announce that over 4,000 people have already signed up to The Open University’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). From 28 September learners will […]

Urban Data School mentioned in Policy Briefing

The Education element of MK:Smart was flagged as a positive case study in a report providing recommendations on how the UK can ensure it is competitive in the domain of data analytics.   The briefing from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) suggested that data analytics could be embedded in other academic subjects. […]

Smart Cities course opens for registration on FutureLearn

Find our more about our free online course on this hot topic. What is a smart city? What are the roles of citizens? What is the connection between urban innovation, enterprise and smart cities? These are just some of the questions we’ll be tackling in this six week course starting on 28 September 2015. Learners will be introduced to smart cities […]

Lean Start-ups in Smart Cities

On 26 June, Fronesys and The Open University held a one-day course for start-ups using urban data, as part of MK:Smart.   The training event was delivered by Gerd Kortuem, Professor of Computing at The Open University and Jyoti Banerjee, a partner at Fronesys.  Both are working on the Education element of MK:Smart. The course was fully booked and […]