Topics covered included important questions in relation to what different careers offer, what employers will look for in new recruits and what they could do to improve their CVs and selection prospects.

The event was attended by some 60 second and final year students from Accounting, Finance and Investment Management, Accounting and Finance and Business with Finance.

As this really social activity, we thought speed dating was the perfect way to investigate these future interactions. And despite the fact this was an unusual set-up, the group had no problem finding things to chat about.

My Speed Date organises speed-dating events in and around Newcastle and across the UK.

The format of our speed dating events consists of participators having up to 20 mini dates in one evening.

If you’re interested in one of these events or an alternative type of event not listed in Newcastle, please let us know, with enough interest we will set out to organise this event and inform you by text or email of the date and location.

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They were then able to use a range of empty graphs, tables and visualisations to represent any part of their life.

Some recorded how many times they had called their mother that week, while others recorded and correlated their vices – like consumption of coffee, alcohol and cake.Lead author, Chris Elsden of Newcastle University's Open Lab, said: "As we collect more and more data about ourselves, we were interested in the future social life of data.How people might talk, share, make jokes, brag or even lie about their data? Rather than analysing their data, they performed it by talking about it with each other.Speed dating is the up and coming trend and perhaps one of the best and increasingly popular ways to meet new people.Our well organised events give you a fantastic opportunity to meet people that you get on with in a setting that is quieter than a club and classier than a pub.Some explicitly chose unusual and interesting data to record, while the others felt they should be more honest and accurate in the data they represented.