Back to school: what’s coming up!

Over the following academic year, I have three core modules and one optional module left to complete. The Creation and Capture core module focusses on the creation and capture of records and information within organisations in the course of their business, and records management approaches and techniques that can be applied to information created, received and used by organisations … Continue reading Back to school: what’s coming up!

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Getting ready for the final year of my MA

With the final lecture of my first year back in April and the exam in May, September, and the start of my second year, seemed a long way off. But, September is fast approaching, so I've been getting myself back into the swing of all things university. I really enjoyed the first year of my … Continue reading Getting ready for the final year of my MA

Concepts & Contexts: a module review

Concepts & Contexts is a core module, meaning that everyone on the MA in Archives & Records Management at UCL has to complete it to graduate. The module was spread over the Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 terms, comprised of weekly lectures and bi-weekly seminars. The whole year group (and part-time students from previous years) attended … Continue reading Concepts & Contexts: a module review

Introduction to Digital Curation: a module review

The Introduction to Digital Curation module was a mixture of practical classes, lectures, and guest lecturers from archives and records professionals, and this mixed approach worked really well. The practical classes were designed to provide an insight into the kinds of digital curation tools and services that are available, including DROID, Preservica, XML, and semantic … Continue reading Introduction to Digital Curation: a module review

The Second Graded Piece of Coursework: Something to Celebrate

December was a pretty important month for my MA in Archives and Records Management. My first piece of coursework was graded with a merit (two marks off a distinction), and I handed in my second piece of coursework. Our grades and feedback for the second piece of coursework were returned today, and I this time I actually … Continue reading The Second Graded Piece of Coursework: Something to Celebrate

Living the Postgraduate Life

A term and a bit into my MA in Archives and Records Management, It's time to think about student life so far... Commuter life Commuting. The start of the student day. The worst bit is getting up at 6am, especially when it's dark, miserable, cold, and takes at least 20 minutes to de-ice the car. Living quite a … Continue reading Living the Postgraduate Life

Back to School! (Well, back to university)

The Christmas break seems to have felt, paradoxically, both very long and very short. A few days before Christmas I submitted my second piece of coursework for my MA in Archives and Records Management. In true form, I posted a blog about the experience, 'The Second Coursework Submission'. I found some of the elements fairly straightforward and … Continue reading Back to School! (Well, back to university)