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)

The Second Coursework Submission

The Recordkeeping Professional module ran over the Autumn 2016 term. For this module, our coursework submission involved mixture of group and individual work. The Group Elements We put ourselves into groups of 6 or 7 at the start of term, and worked on the group aspect of the coursework throughout the term. We were asked to work together to … Continue reading The Second Coursework Submission