Open Thursday with Access Data and CodeClan

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Access to Industry/Access Data would like to invite all parents to two taster sessions organised in cooperation with CodeClan:

  • Thursday, 14 October 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am – Standing Out to Employers

About: Join Magda and Noel from Access to Industry/Access Data for an online employability workshop to find out how to prepare a great CV or write an amazing supporting statement – and more! Meet Stephanie Paterson from CodeClan, who will discuss the funding available for digital and data skills training.

To sign up, please go to:

  • Thursday, 14 October 2021, 6 pm to 8:30 pm – Coding for Data Analysis

About: Learn the basics of data analysis and try your hand at writing code, by coding along with one of CodeClan instructors. If you’re curious about data analysis and/or thinking about a career in data, this is the perfect session for you!

What you’ll experience:

  • Import your data into R
  • ‘Wrangle’ your data: that is, clean it and get it ready for analysis
  • Calculate some simple statistics
  • Effortlessly produce high quality graphs and figures
  • The best way to learn is by doing; get a feel for how we teach data analysis at CodeClan by taking part and coding along.

To sign up, please go to:


About Access Data:

Access Data is a free employability service for unemployed and low-income Edinburgh parents who want to enhance their digital and data skills to either improve their chances in the job market in general, or train/retrain specifically for jobs in the data and digital sectors. Tailored to the individual needs of parents, the project is made both for those with no previous interest in data, as well as those who already possess some knowledge and skills. Access Data aims to help parents to overcome any challenges they might be facing to move into employment or progress in their current job.

Eligibility: Our project is for parents, or those with parental responsibilities, living in the City of Edinburgh, who are either unemployed or on a low income, and find themselves in one or more of the groups listed below:

  • They are disabled or have a disabled child
  • They are from a minority ethnic background
  • They are a lone parent
  • They have 3 or more children
  • They have a child below 1 year of age
  • They are below 25 years of age

We invite all parents interested in our project to get in touch with Magda Gucman at or 07809 555 709 to learn more and sign up.

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