Centre for Social Informatics awarded ESRC studentship


The Centre for Social Informatics has been awarded a fully-funded ESRC studentship. It is is one of a number supported by a partnership between ESRC Scottish Graduate School for Social Science and Skills Development Scotland.

The student who takes up place will explore the changing role and potential of social networking in the development of career management skills. The work will consider the extent, type and purpose of the use of social media for employment amongst the Scottish labour force, and examine how social networking in general (assisted by social media) influences job search and career development. It will also consider how social networking can be used to sustain and enhance career direction, and will make practical recommendations on the use of social networking in the development of career management skills, and in the operation of career information and advice services. As part of the study, the research will test and develop Social Network Analysis (SNA) as a research approach of value to the study of social media adoption.
  • Applications are due by Thursday 31st July 2014
  • Interviews are planned for Tuesday 12th August
  • The studentship will start on Wednesday 1st October 2014
The advert for the studentship can be found on jobs.ac.uk and the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web site. Further details are also available on Hazel Hall's blog.
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Associated people

Hazel Hall
Director of CSI
+44 131 455 2760
ESRC Information Science pathway
The ESRC Information Science Pathway is one of 24 accredited training pathways within the Scottish ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). This is part of a £20 million investment in the UK's largest DTC, which awards 65 studentships to...