Student Data Labs is recruiting students and experts to volunteer and join the exciting innovation labs.

Become a Data Lab Volunteer

The Data Lab Volunteers will be learning practical, highly employable, data science skills whilst working on real-world projects that have a civic purpose. This might involve, for example: mapping homelessness, analysing air pollution data or predicting outbreaks of food viruses in the city. The practical, collaborative environment is designed to be similar to the experience you would find in the workplace.

If you have an interest in design, journalism, programming, mapping or research then Student Data Labs is the right place for you. Student Data Labs is truly multi-disciplinary and encourages students from all backgrounds to get involved.

The volunteers are invited to get involved in one or two ways – through our innovation labs or weekly drop-in sessions that aim to build up to the data dives. The weekly sessions will held on Wednesday afternoons but some sessions may be held on Monday or Tuesday evenings, depending on student availability. Occasionally the Labs will be held outside of Leeds; we plan to bring the Labs to Bradford and Sheffield in the near future – stay tuned for updates.

Help lead the Labs

Do you work professionally with data? Would you be interested in helping university students learn practical data skills whilst working on civic projects? If so, we want to hear from you!

How do I sign up?

You can sign up via our profile. Alternatively you can drop us an email us at


Sign up for our first data-driven innovation lab on Saturday 27th February at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. The Innovation Lab will be focused on health inequalities in Yorkshire. To get your ticket, please visit our Eventbrite page