Centre for Urban Science and Progress London



Please see below a selection of student testimonials expressing how they enjoyed and benefitted from the CUSP London MSc Urban Informatics programme, including the Data Dive Events, collaborations with industry and local government and being part of the Centre.

The CUSP seminar series has featured a fantastic variety of speakers and Claudio’s presentation was particularly fascinating to me. His work in New York was really inspiring and demonstrated perfectly the opportunities and challenges of applied research and collaboration between industry, government and academia. " Liam - MSc. Urban Informatics
As I am in the first semester of the Urban Informatics MSc at CUSP, it was really insightful to see and hear about the topics people were exploring for their PhD's. The ping pong social after the conference was super fun and helped to create a great atmosphere where everyone could talk and share their ideas more informally." - Ade - MSc Urban Informatics Student, King's College London

It was really enjoyable to present at CUSP London’s PhD mini conference again. It was very beneficial for me to update the CUSP community on my progress, as well as hearing about the other exciting research underway.” - Teddy, University of Warwick.


CUSP London

The CUSP poster showcase event was a fantastic way to mark the culmination of many hours spent completing my masters project. It was great to receive feedback and discuss my work with academics, fellow students and representatives from CUSP partner organisations, including London Ambulance Service (the partner for my own project). It was also a really nice way to celebrate being the first cohort to complete the Urban Informatics course at King’s College - we enjoyed drinks, nibbles and great conversation! Liam

It was great sharing the pieces of work that we have been working on throughout the summer with all the CUSP London partners and seeing them so well received, showing great potential of how academic and business intelligence can be combined to shape a better future of our urban life. Kevin

The showcase provided an incredible opportunity to rethink my research by presenting it to people from academia as well as industry. I got inspired and encouraged by discussing the potential application of my research results with experts from different fields. Many thanks for the suggestions and encouragement I received. Sadly the showcase marked the end of my meaningful year at CUSP London and King’s. Elliot

Unlike other MSc students in the Informatics Department, who had viva to present their final projects, we had a showcase. It was a great opportunity to present our projects to people from the academic environment as well as visitors from public and private organisations. We had a chance to develop communication and networking. In addition, meeting people with diverse backgrounds contributed to having the chance of evaluating and examining our projects from different points of views. Therefore, it was not only a presentation but it was also a valuable learning session. Zahra