Year: 2021

Globally, over 7,000 languages are spoken – only around 4% of people are native English speakers. Despite this, English holds the title of the “Language of the internet”.  It dominates with Chinese almost 50% of global web traffic with the top ten languages accounting for 76.9 percent of global internet users. The majority of African […]

I am now at the end of week four of my role as a Wikisourceror – Open Collections intern, and the learning process has continued; albeit now I am a bit more familiar with the world of Wiki! I have now created two new articles on Wikipedia (for Hannah Shields and Iona McGregor), and this […]

The new normal, hybrid, fusion, flexible or whatever you want to call the change in working conditions we are starting a new phase where employees have worked at home for 15 months and employers have worked at home for 15 months too. Nothing has broke and we still are productive however are we all happy? […]

LogMAR chart after floaters. Several thin and blurry black threads obscuring the chart. Stewart’s Animoji avatar is sitting behind a MacBook.

How I’ve been using the accessibility features on my Apple devices to adapt to further changes in my vision.

Confidence intervals - scientist with thought bubble and chocolate chip biscuit

July 2020, I had just finished a large-scale migration project so it was good to have different projects to work on, and this was the one I was looking forward to the most. Normally meeting a client for the first time would be face to face but due to current circumstances this wasn’t possible. So, […]

Before I started this internship, I was an incredibly busy third-year Psychology student studying at the University of Edinburgh. Now, I’m spending my summer before my final year as an intern for the Information Services Group at the university. During my first week, I’ve had a lot of new information thrown at me about what […]

 
Hi there! My name is Erin, and I am the new Wikisourceror (Open Collections) intern. Aside from being an intern with a really fun name, I am a final year BSc Physics student with strong interests in Outreach and Engagement and Open Education, Open …

7 virtual patients grouped together, all different ages, ethnicities and sex.

First launched in 2011, this popular Scottish Government funded e-learning resource was refreshed and relaunched on 9th June 2021, coinciding with national changes to foot screening services across Scotland. ‘National Diabetes Foot Co-ordinator’ Duncan Stang kindly provides a short overview of this collaborative project with the University of Edinburgh and the measurable impact it has […]

A few years ago the sounds of piloting new software was pretty exciting and still is however one thing has changed in my job is ensuring we are compliant with numerous layers of regulations, standards and policies. The list is long and can be complicated depending on the service your looking to pilot however it […]

Featured image of 20mph logo and Edinburgh City skyline backdrop

Hello again! In this month’s post, I thought I’d detail a recently completed project for SCPHRP – a two part short film focussed on the 20mph project, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Wellcome Trust. The project is part of the largest and most comprehensive study to date into the […]

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