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Work with DISCnet

As well as employing a DISCnet student on a three-month project placement there are many ways we can work together.

Collaborate With Us

Training Collaborations

Up-skill and develop your staff through training collaborations with our team of academics.


A hackathon will supply your company with a team of PhD students focused on a particular data-science challenged faced by your business.

Research Collaborations

Our network includes nationally and internationally-recognised researchers with the expertise to accelerate your R&D goals.

Industries We Are Looking For 

Currently we have DISCnet students keen on making contact with the following industries for placement and work opportunities:

Find Out More

For more placement information please email

DISCnet is a government-backed collaboration between the South East’s leading research universities; Southampton, Sussex, Portsmouth, Queen Mary University of London, and the Open University. Our remit is to build working relationships between businesses and postgraduate student researchers.


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has awarded an ‘A’ rating to the DISCnet Centre for Doctoral Training.

DISCnet Director, Professor Seb Oliver

DISCnet Deputy Director, Professor Sebastian Hoenig
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