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It has been a while since I sat down with my thoughts. I have been talking about making time to blog and reflect and today is the day!  If you’re new here, hello! This will not be an ideological masterpiece or reference books I read related to the role but more a personal reflection for […]

I spoke to staff in the University of Edinburgh’s 24 schools & Deaneries in summer/autumn 2023 about how they examine students and what some of the challenges are. It got me thinking about exams… what are they, what’s changed recently and what’s coming next? Exams are nothing new Examinations to assess knowledge, skill or aptitude […]

Let me take a moment to share my thoughts around one of our newer services with Learning, Teaching and Web: Anthology Ally. Accessibility is fast becoming one of my favourite topics working within DLAM. A Humanities graduate myself, maybe the link between Hermeneutics (Interpretation theory) and digital transformations in accessible design play a part. Whilst […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘We Have Great Women in STEM’ colouring book Our volume three colouring book ‘We Have Great Women in STEM’ is now available on Edinburgh Diamond, the University of Edinburgh’s digital service for hosting Diamond Open Access books and journals. Hosting our books on Edinburgh Diamond Although we have our books available on the Colouring Books website having them […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s finally here! The third edition of the “We Have Great Stuff” colouring book has been in the works all summer, and is finally ready to be shared! This edition has been a huge group effort, and took a lot of collaboration from the Edinburgh community. Over a series of three workshops, UoE students, professors, […]


Reading Time: < 1 minute At this year’s Ada Lovelace Day Ally McKay will officially launch her brand-new Women in STEM colouring-in book.

Reading Time: 6 minutes By now, you’ve probably heard that the third edition of the “We Have Great Stuff” Colouring Book is out now, entitled “We Have Great Women in STEM.” This 10-week project was a labor of love, from researching UoE’s women in STEM, hosting art workshops, accepting submissions, to finally compiling the book. Face the Facts One […]

Today I had an almost meeting free day. I spent it doing some short listing, catching up with emails, and for the last hour today I picked up where I left off with my AI dabbling/reading.  As you can see, I’ve been playing with Adobe Firefly for 20 mins and …

I am writing this blog post on the final day of my internship. The 12 weeks have flown by! Over this period, a lot of progress has been made to the new version of the site. This has consisted of:• Quality checking the data by comparing the data from the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft to […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Programme of Study and Year: Informatics (MInf), going into final year. Intern Position: Digital Learning Intern As a former Computer Science and Maths student (now just a Computer Science student), LaTeX has brought me much grief over my time at university. Writing my 30+ page dissertation using the software definitely increased my confidence in using […]


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