Assistant Principal, Student Experience
Senior Research Fellow
Meharg, D. & Tizard, J. (2015). Widening access through transition from college to university. In Social Dimension in European Higher Education
Widening access through transition from College to University In Scotland, one strategy for increasing participation at university for people from deprived socio-economic area...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Fotheringham, J. (2017). Towards graduate employment: exploring student identity through a university-wide employability project. Journal of Further and Higher Education, doi:10.1080/0309877X.2017.1390077. ISSN 0309-877X
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives design...
Meharg, D., Taylor-Smith, E., Varey, A., Mooney, C. & Dallas, S. (2017). An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 5(2), 85-92. doi:10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.269. ISSN 2051-9788
This study explores student transitions from further (FE) to higher (HE) education through the Associate Student Project (ASP) and examines the effectiveness of this enhanced ...
Smith, S., Smith, C. F. & Caddell, M. (2015). Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements. Active learning in higher education. 16, 149-164. doi:10.1177/1469787415574049. ISSN 1469-7874
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...
McEwan, T. & Cairncross, S. (2004). Evaluation and multimedia learning objects: Towards a human-centred approach. Interactive Technology and Smart Education. 1, 101-112. doi:10.1108/17415650480000015. ISSN 1741-5659
If initial attempts to incorporate reusable multimedia into university teaching were characterised by the efforts of enthusiasts, the growth of the “Learning Object” economy i...
Smith, S., Webster, G. & Smith, C. (2016, December). Learning for the Workplace: Exploring professional identity in search of meaningful alternatives to student work placement. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education, Cardiff, Wales
Moves towards the marketisation of higher education have led to greater priority being placed upon students undertaking relevant work experience while they study. Recognising ...
Webster, G., Smith, S. & Smith, C. (2016, December). Learning for the Workplace: Exploring professional identity in search of meaningful alternatives to student work placement. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education 2016, Cardiff, Wales
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 ...
Smith, S. & Smith, C. F. What’s in it for me? Making the case for paid student placements in computer science.. Paper presented at STEM 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Unpublished)
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 ...
Smith, S., Smith, C. F. & Varey, A. Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program.. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology, Singapore. (Unpublished)
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...
Smith, S. (2015). An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector. (Thesis)
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high graduate unemployment rates, employers unable to recruit suitable s...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...