Tag Archives: Research

Student Communications Internship – Remember to speak to your students!

So here I am, coming towards the end of my fourth week of my Student Communications Internship.  Last time I blogged I spoke about having a lot of questions to answer and, if anything, I now have even more! Alongside … Continue reading

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UROP – Investigating Student Communications and the Transition into Higher Education

Hello, I’m Jodie, a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Placement) intern evaluating how effectively the University of Reading communicates with new students during the ‘transition period’ into Higher Education. Working alongside Sophie Harrison, who is undertaking a Reading Internship Scheme Project, … Continue reading

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Placements: Partnership with industry

Recently the School of Construction Management and Engineering (SCME) held a half-day workshop on ‘Industrial Partnership Companies and SCME’ to showcase their placement students. The workshop included presentations from four Part 3 students that had been on placement over the … Continue reading

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Research update #2: Common themes

Over the past few weeks I have been speaking to academic members of staff, local employers and University of Reading students about their experiences during placements. I have focussed on the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) and Summer Employment Experience … Continue reading

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Research update: Digital literacies for student employability

This summer, the Digitally Ready project team are carrying out a research study to find out how effective our work placements are at helping students become digitally ready for the future. Our fabulous work placement student Rachel Glover has been … Continue reading

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Social Media: A guide for researchers

A good guide for researchers looking to get into Social Media: Cann, A., K. Dimitriou, and T. Hooley, Social Media: A guide for researchers, 2011, Research Information Network, UK. Available for free download at: http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers Along with lots of links … Continue reading

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Digital Researcher – Go Digital 2012!

Vitae in partnership with The British Library are running Digital Researcher 2012: an innovative, thought-provoking one day event to help researchers make the most of new technologies and social media tools in their research. You can listen to what happened … Continue reading

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