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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The theme of Edinburgh Napier University’s
2017 Teaching Fellows Conference, ( #TFConf17) is innovations in teaching and supporting student learning. I am participating in the event today as the opening keynote speaker. My presentation slides entitled Inclusivity in the delivery of teaching: from agendas to actions are available on SlideShare and below. Continue reading
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Staff within the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria plan to establish a Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS) as part of the University’s Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology. They are currently engaged in identifying the scope and potential activities of this new unit. The early part of the work has focused on auditing the field and collecting information about other research institutions with a similar remit to that of the proposed Centre. Continue reading
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The Centre for Social Informatics is currently undertaking a project entitled . Supported by a grant from the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) CILIP Information Literacy Group, our work investigates levels of digital and information literacy within Scotland’s Community Council system.
Peter Cruickshank, Dr Bruce Ryan and I are exploring how community councillors develop the skills required to inform and engage with the citizens that they represent, and how libraries support this work. In doing so we’re extending two established research streams within the Centre for Social Informatics: Cruickshank and Ryan’s work on digital engagement in local democracy (such as our DigiCC workshops), and mine with Christine Irving on information literacy and life-long learning. This work also builds upon our group’s track record in library and information science research. Continue reading
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Last Tuesday evening I was pleased to attend the launch event of new employee network at
Edinburgh Napier University for LGBT+ colleagues and their supporters. The establishment of the network results from the University’s collaboration with Stonewall, the LGBT charity. Research conducted by Stonewall has demonstrated that such networks can play a vital role in supporting LGBT+ colleagues (whether or not that are out at work), and can help drive positive change in the workplace. Continue reading
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