Do (did/would) you love your PhD? Last week a number of Edinburgh Napier University PhD students celebrated Valentine’s Day by explaining why they are passionate about their doctoral research. Amongst them was one of the students that I supervise: John Mowbray.
John is conducting
ESRC-funded research that explores the networking behaviours of young job seekers from an information behaviour perspective. He is one of two students in my research group whose work is co-sponsored by Skills Development Scotland. (The other is Lyndsey Jenkins.)
#PhDate post on the Edinburgh Napier web pages to read about:
John’s passion for Information Science research;
How the strong external reputation of Edinburgh Napier’s Centre for Social Informatics and
his director of studies attracted John to apply to Napier to undertake a PhD; John’s desire for the findings of his thesis (due to be submitted later this year) to make an impact.
John has also written
a short review about taking part in the #PhDates campaign on his own web site.
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Over the past ten months or so I have followed with interest the Dangerous Women Project. This is one-year initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, led by Professor Jo Shaw. It was launched on International Women’s Day 2016 and will end on International Women’s Day 2017 on Wednesday 8th March with a closing event (free, ticketed) at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Continue reading
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As a PhD supervisor I have often been asked ‘How long do you think it will take me to write up my thesis?’ My answer always begins ‘It depends…’ We then continue the conversation with an audit of material already drafted that may contribute (in edited format) to the final thesis. These include the initial literature review from the first year transfer report, and posters, conference papers and journal articles presented and/or published from the on-going work.
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Many congratulations to
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk on the award of a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Iris will use the bursary to support participation at the
18th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM). This conference takes place at Universitat, Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), in Barcelona, Spain from 7th to 8th September 2017.
While she is in Spain Iris also plans to attend the ECKM
pre-conference workshop. In addition she will arrange to meet other researchers who share her interests in Knowledge Management at the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management (ESADE), and in Library and Information Science at the Faculty of Library and Information Science at the Univesitat de Barcelona. Continue reading
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Last month I participated at two conferences back-to-back: the 79th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST2016) in Copenhagen from Friday 15th to Tuesday 18th October, and then the second day of Internet Librarian International (ILI2016) in London on Wednesday 19th October. Continue reading
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