Diversity    I do enjoy a good emoji, it brings another dimension to a chat message – introducing tone, reaction and feelings that can be misinterpreted when you are not in a face-to-face conversation. I have no problem if someone wants to identify themselves through an emoji and think it’s great that we now have that option. It makes sense to use a diverse representation of yourself, a bit like creating an avatar showing how you would like […]

I’m continuing on with my digital skills this week with digital footprint and security.    Digital Footprint    Having not much of a social media presence my digital footprint is quite sparse. After googling myself it took me a few attempts to find something that relates to me. Apparently there are a lot of Alan Hamilton’s in the world that […]

Illustration of user and technology

  I’m now 15 weeks into my new position as Learning Technology Support Officer for Educational Design and Engagement – and I’m seeing a lot of similarities from my previous position in Learning Spaces Technology. Both teams look after services, providing user advice and support, contribute to service improvement and course design. EDE mostly supports […]

23Things image

I’m now continuing my career progression into supporting virtual learning environments with my new role as Learning Technology Support Officer with Education Design and Engagement (EDE).   The new position is an ideal opportunity for me to apply my digital and practical skills as well as my technical knowledge in supporting users and technology within teaching and learning environments at the University.   Having only started on Monday I […]

Home office

Now that I have been working from home for the last four months, I have started to notice a few things both positive and negative – but mostly working from home is working for me.   I’m quite fortunate that I have been able to set up a reasonably comfy temporary office where I can […]

Teams load up page

I have recently been looking to make the leap from working and supporting teaching in physical learning spaces to the virtual learning environment (VLE). Due to the current pandemic forcing the university to close the campus and moving teaching and events online – I have seen a large reduction in my workload given the fact […]

Image of Gordan Aikman Lecture Theater

The progression in technology has always interested me and I’m in the fortunate position of working within ISG, LTW at the University of Edinburgh to see how new technologies emerge and change the way we support teaching.   I have been working with Learning Spaces Technology for eight years now progressing from AV/IT Service Team […]


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