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Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., Fotheringham, J. & Dencer-Brown, I. (2016, June)
Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative. Paper presented at WACE International Research Symposium, Victoria, Canada
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines, as ...

Making co-op work: An exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Berg, T., & Smith, C. (2015)
Making co-op work: An exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs. In Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015. 32614 2015. IEEE, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1109/fie.2015.7344173
Engineering and computing at university both have a long tradition of co-operative education which plays a vital role in developing students' applied skills and giving confide...

Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Smith, C. F., & Varey, A. (2015, October)
Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology (CSEIT 2015
Despite years of purposeful activity there is still a shortfall in the numbers of women enrolling onto computing courses in the UK and elsewhere, while many who join the profe...

Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom

Presentation / Conference
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M., & Main, J. (2015, August)
Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at World Conference on Co-op and Work Integrated Learning (WACE 19th
University engineering and computing courses have a long tradition of co-operative education that plays a vital role in developing students' applied skills and giving confiden...

Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., & Smith, C. F. (2015)
Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity. In QAA Enhancement Theme
Employer expectations of graduates, as evidenced by the job descriptions of graduate vacancies, often include relevant work experience; however meeting student demand for plac...

Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements

Journal Article
Smith, S., Smith, C., & Caddell, M. (2015)
Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements. Active learning in higher education, 16(2), 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787415574049
Students can benefit from applying their emerging skillsets through a work placement, both in terms of consolidating their learning and in gaining a better appreciation of the...

'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils.

Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. F. (2014)
'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In P. Parycek, & N. Edelmann (Eds.), CeDEM14 Proceedings, (73-84
This paper is motivated by the need to understand the reality of the use of the now well-established opportunities offered by the internet to engage with citizens. Building on...

Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. (2014)
Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences. Scottish Affairs, 23(4), (486-507). doi:10.3366/scot.2014.0045. ISSN 0966-0356
Community Councils are the bottom rung of Scotland’s democracy ladder, having few – but highly significant – statutory consultative duties (especially with regard to planning)...

What’s in it for me? Making the case for paid student placements in computer science.

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., & Smith, C. F. (2014, July)
What’s in it for me? Making the case for paid student placements in computer science. Paper presented at STEM 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Recognising the need for skilled computer science graduates, the university funding body in Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is supporting a Scotland-wide student ...

Positioning placement on the STEM student journey

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Smith, C., & Allford, R. (2014, April)
Positioning placement on the STEM student journey. Presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Edinburgh
Smith, S., Smith, C., & Allford, R. (2014, April). Positioning placement on the STEM student journey. Presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Edinb...
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PhD Studentship 2019: Work Based Learning and Firm Performance

2019 - 2022
The PhD studentship project will analyse the benefits and challenges of work-based learning (WBL) in organisations and develop a maturity model for benchmarking and a toolkit for maximising value and ...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £52,661

Can pay, should pay? a comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students.

2012 - 2013
We have published the following papers:   Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. 2013 Can pay? Should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students, HEA...
Funder: Higher Education Academy | Value: £6,066

e-Placement Scotland

2010 - 2020
Between 2010 and 2014, e-Placement Scotland worked with industry to create over 800 paid placements for students in Scotland’s universities and colleges. The project team disseminated widely to both e...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council

Euro Petition

2009 - 2011
The EuroPetition project piloted the implementation of a trans-European Local Authority service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament’s PETI Petitions C...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £54,749

e-Representative: A virtual desktop to support the mobile elected Representative

2006 - 2008
The eRepresentative package is a virtual desktop for elected representatives. It enables them to continue their legislative and policy work anytime and from anywhere with secure access to relevant and...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £135,000

DEMO-Net - Network of Excellence on eParticipation

2006 - 2009
DEMO_net began to bring eParticipation experts together to try to establish some research norms. However, the project did not turn out to be the most effective way to do this. The project officer was ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £392,400

iDTV

2005 - 2008
A Scottish pilot to test the potential of iDTV as a medium for providing public sector information and delivering public services was launched on 7th September 2004. The pilot ran for 6 months and inv...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £21,829
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Metaskills Maturity for future workplaces

2019 - date
Katherine Stephen | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr David Brazier

Privacy-preserving architecture for self-sovereign identity

2018 - date
Mr Will Abramson | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Owen Lo

Behind the wall: Enabling female student interaction in synchronous virtual classrooms in Saudi Higher Education

2017 - date
Najla Alamri | Director of Studies: Prof Sally Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Research grounded support of student learning in Higher Education: The importance of dialogue and subject embedded, contextualised language and content

2017 - 2018
Dr Kendall Richards | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Youth digital culture co-creation: Measuring social impact in Scotland

2016 - 2019
Alicja Pawluczuk | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Social Media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees

2014 - date
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and tacit knowledge sharing practices. I...
Iris Buunk | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

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