Marwa Salayma, who is one of the PhD students in the School of Computing, recently recorded an interview about her journey from Palestine to doctoral studies at Edinburgh Napier University.
In this three minute video
Marwa relates her enthusiasm for computing as a career and her optimism for her future job prospects, the encouragement that her family has given her to succeed (she is one of seven daughters), and the highly successful female role models in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University who inspire and motivate her (myself, Professor Jessie Kennedy, Professor Emma Hart, and Dr Sally Smith). She also speaks quite personally about some challenges that she faced as a teenager, and imposter syndrome as experienced by PhD students.
My favourite quotation from the interview is this: ‘
Boys can survive whatever their situation. The power of a girl is her education and her qualification.‘
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Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Frances Ryan, Hazel Hall, Iris Buunk, Brian Detlor, David Jarman (Business School), Bruce Ryan, Peter Cruickshank, Lyndsey Jenkins and Lynn Killick at the Edinburgh Napier Research Conference 2017 (Photo credit Bill Buchanan)
It’s currently conference season in academia and over the past couple of weeks the staff and research students from
my research group have participated in a number of events, both in Edinburgh and beyond. Indeed PhD student Alicja Pawluczuk is still on the road this week, flying the flag for the Centre for Social Informatics at the 2017 British HCI Conference, organised by the HCI research groups at the University of Sunderland and Edinburgh Napier University in conjunction with the Interaction Specialist Group of BCS. Continue reading
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Colleagues within the
Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation at the School of Computing of Edinburgh Napier University kicked off the new year at a one-day event on Friday 8th January at which they shared their latest research news. Continue reading
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Tuesday 14th October 2014 is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. This evening I’ll be marking the day at a special dinner hosted by Equate Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University’s Athena SWAN team. Our guest of honour and keynote speaker will be astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the first female President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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