“A participative approach to understanding the hidden curriculum” to be presented at the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week (April 26 and/or April 27, 2022, depending on where you are in the world), the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference is coming to a screen near you! Themed “Networking, Sharing, and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities”, the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference provides a platform for discussions of the means by which … Continue reading “A participative approach to understanding the hidden curriculum” to be presented at the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference

The Scottish Career Information Survey: last chance to have your say!

The survey deployed as part of my PhD data collection - the Scottish Career Information Survey - has been open for nearly two months now. I am happy to report that the response from secondary schools and young people has been overwhelmingly positive so far, and that the target number of participants has been reached … Continue reading The Scottish Career Information Survey: last chance to have your say!

“The role of information in career development” now available on the Napier Repository

The autumn/winter issue of the 2021 National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) Journal is here, and I am glad to announce that my supervisory team and I have contributed an article to it! The title of our contribution is "The role of information in career development". In it, we provide an overview of … Continue reading “The role of information in career development” now available on the Napier Repository

Knowledge exchange and the role of SDS seminars

Earlier this month, I hosted my very own Skills Development Scotland (SDS) seminar. SDS seminars are recurring knowledge exchange events that bring PhD students on the ESRC/SDS collaborative studentship together with various stakeholders who are interested in their research. These include, but are not limited to PhD students from the same cohort, SDS sponsors, members … Continue reading Knowledge exchange and the role of SDS seminars

ECIL2021: Information literacy in a post-truth era

Yesterday was the last day of the ECIL 2021 conference, which took place between 20-23 September in a range of virtual locations such as Tallinn, Prague, Istanbul, Saint-Malo, and Dubrovnik. Coincidentally, these are all locations where the conference has taken place in-person before – it’s a nice touch by the conference organisers to name the … Continue reading ECIL2021: Information literacy in a post-truth era

New publication: “New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy”

Some time ago, my supervisors and I wrote a paper entitled "New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy" following the successful receipt of our corresponding abstract for the ECIL 2021 conference. I am pleased to announce that the full-text version of this paper has now been selected for inclusion in the … Continue reading New publication: “New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy”

Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 2: Inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, and everything in between

This blog post is the second part of a series of three blog posts on the topic of literature searching and writing a literature review for a PhD. Some of the advice presented here might also be applicable to students doing research at postgraduate level or any researchers undertaking large-scale research projects. Blog post 1 … Continue reading Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 2: Inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, and everything in between