Nursing and Eprofessionalism

At a workshop with students from Nursing Studies, we discussed e-professionalism, including the professional bodies’ guidelines and what e-professionalism meant to them.  The following Wordle illustrates this.Wordle

Information Security Week

treat-treasureInformation Security Week 3-7 October 2016

The week will focus on why information matters to all University staff and students, and how you can take some very simple steps to quickly protect your personal data and research content.

The main event on the afternoon of 5 October will see invited internal and external speakers present and discuss some of the issues. These will be very accessible and are aimed at all audiences, regardless of technical abilities. Bookings are now open via the following event channel:





2016competitionWe want to hear from you: tell us how you manage your digital footprint/online presence

£20 Amazon Vouchers to be won!


We want to hear from you! How do you manage your digital footprint/online
presence and what advice you would give other students? For example, in relation to e-professionalism, security, creating an effective online presence, and much more.

We would like you to provide a piece of advice/quote (max 50 words) and a longer piece of advice that could be turned into a blog post (max 500 words). Please submit your answers using the link to the survey below.


The competition is open to all students and PhD researchers (undergraduates, postgraduates, online distance learners, and PhD researchers) who are affiliated with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies or Roslin Institute.

Submit via this link:

Closing date: 30 October 2016


Security – Email

socialmediaIt happens all the time and another large company has just announced that they had a data breach – Yahoo!

What can you do?

  • Change your password
  • Use a unique password
  • Check your account for any unusual activity
  • Ensure your pc is up to date with software and operating systems (including an anti-virus package)

Further information about the Yahoo hack can be found at:

Job opportunity

de_morayhouse“A live pulse”: anonymous social media for understanding teaching, learning and assessment at Edinburgh 

Job opportunity for undergraduates in 2nd year and above (University of Edinburgh)

We are appointing three Undergraduate Research Associates to work with us on a project looking at anonymous social media over this academic year. The project aims to help the university understand the teaching, learning and assessment priorities and concerns of Edinburgh students, and to inform its future planning for teaching innovation, assessment and support.

The three RAs will spend a total of 20 days each on the project, spread across specific weeks in October, December, January and May. They will be responsible for conducting a participant observation within Yik Yak and possibly other anonymous social media platforms, collecting data directly from these applications, coding it using specialist software, and writing four brief accounts of their findings. Full training and mentorship will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in digital and social media research to build skills, receive training and work with an interdisciplinary team on a project directly related to the Edinburgh student experience.

For more information about how to apply, please go to: