Project placement in data analysis with Medway Council

The EP team visited the Medway Council Public Health team, where second year Physics student Eliott Morozova has been completing a project placement in data analysis, and found out just how well he was putting his Year in Data to excellent use!

The public health team at Medway Council have been running the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ course for members of the community for a number of years, and recently have employed a Kent student via an EP project placement to help develop the course each summer. Eliott has recently completed his Year in Data programme at Kent, which has given him the perfect skills necessary to really get stuck into this project and make a difference to the work that the council does within the community!

Catherine Wilson has been working closely with Eliott on this project, and is also a key deliverer of the course to the public – presenting to different groups in the community, from young people in schools and college through to local workforce teams in health and social care. Eliott has been taking feedback from attendees of the course throughout the past year, evaluating this data to present and recommend ideas for the development of the course. He was certainly keen on seeing this role in the Rewards Pack back in March – public health and wellbeing has become a growing area of interest to him, and the opportunity has enabled him to really expand his knowledge in this area, alongside applying his data skills into a workplace setting.

Catherine has been impressed with the way that Eliott has settled in so quickly to the task at hand, and his willingness to get stuck in to everything that they do in the Public Health team, joining them on visits to key community outreach hubs, including health and wellbeing clinics, and training sessions. She is also really keen for him to help develop ideas for engaging young people more effectively – something which Eliott’s extensive experience doing outreach as a student ambassador at Kent makes him very well suited for.

Eliott has been involved with EP since starting as a student at Kent, and mentioned that he is always telling other students to get involved with it:

‘You can get points for doing things that you are already doing as a student, it’s really easy to build them up, especially by doing things like student ambassador work. The great thing about the scheme is that it cuts out the huge amount of competition you get with nationally advertised internships, really giving you a fighting chance to land an opportunity!’

There will certainly be plenty of opportunities for you all next year, so be sure to get engaged and get rewarded!

Interested in applying for this role, or another at Medway Council? Find out about the council on their website, and about Making Every Contact Count here.

P.S. Looking to really expand your data skills? Find out about completing a Year in Data Analytics at Kent here!