My name is Thashini Kathir and I am a second year Actuarial Science student. Being part of the SADL project has given me a broad exposure to the world of digital technology. Digital literacy is among the relevant skills which would be beneficial to me. Hence, I decided to be part of the team as it would be an ideal platform for me to enhance my knowledge which would be useful for my future. My participation in the workshops organised as enabled me to explore the different areas as part of university life.
Ming Cai Chung
Department of Geography
Hi! I’m Ming and I am currently a second-year student studying Geography. Technology is incorporated into so many aspects of our lives that its role is often taken for granted. For this reason, I look forward to joining SADL to improve my researching capability in academia and to manage my digital presence online. Digital literacy is crucial today and is one of the strongest form of empowerment. Through SADL, I hope I can inspire other students to improve their technological experience.
Department of Management
In the last couple of years I have acknowledged pervasive and sometimes intrusive influence of digital technology on everyday life. Unprecedented level of interconnectedness, efficiency, speed of communication and decision making can be attributed to modern technology and ever improving use of it. Therefore, IT opens up immense pool of possibilities but, if handled without caution, could turn against you.
I have joined SADL in hope to learn more about handling technology in academia (no regrets – going great so far) to than potentially support others in finding their tech-efficiency-safety balance. Also, skills acquired at SADL workshops are perfectly transferrable :)»
Department of Geography
Hey, I’m Rebecca. I’m a first year Geography student. Yorkshire born and bred. Hoping to teach myself, and others, the intrinsic use digital literacy has to not only academia, but to all facets of life. Living in a techno-centric world, we shouldn’t mask the difference it could make in our lives. Thus the SADL project is an opportunity that will teach, equip, and spread ideas of how digital literacy can make our work in academia and in social life easier, efficient and effective. Technology is becoming the heart of our society, it’s pumping and supplying us with a platform to revolutionise the world we live in today. So why not follow me and the SADL team on our journey to discover how digital literacy through the means of apps, advice and resources could unlock the inner digital you.
Department of International History
Hi, I’m Allan, a second-year History student. For me, digital literacy is important for self-expression and understanding others. As someone from a small town background, I feel that technology has not quite provided the socially interconnected panacea we might have hoped, but digital literacy represents an opportunity to realise some of that optimistic potential. I want to help other students to pursue their interests to the fullest extent they can and SADL represents an opportunity to harness that potential.
Department of Law
I am a dyslexic student and so use a lot of Digital technology to assist me in my undergraduate study. I have found the sessions offered as part of the SADL programme to be extremely valuable. I found the first year of my law degree at LSE as a challenge, but being able to share my experiences with other students, on the project, has been reassuring – not least because I realised that others have had the same experiences as mine, even though they are not disabled themselves.
At the same time I am now able to provide peer support to my fellow students by acting as an ambassador for digital literacy and sharing what I learn with others.
Dept of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Hi! My name is Idil a second year Politics and Philosophy student. Despite pursuing a social science degree, digital technology seems to be an inescapable part of our lives and this is what motivated me to join SADL. The programme enables me to cultivate and develop skills that are invaluable to my studies and future research. Which then allows me to share these innovative technologies so my peers can improve their own learning practices.
Finally, I am fascinated by the intersection between music, politics and digital technology. The former two have long been bedfellows, but this relationship has been transformed by podcasts, apps and blogs. So SADL gives me the chance to explore what the possible cutting edge tools, some of these digital platforms are currently using.
Department of Government
My name is George Fattal and I am a first year undergraduate student studying Government and Economics. I have lived in London my entire life and I absolutely love the city; after 19 years of living here I am still discovering new places to see.
Before coming to LSE I was on a gap year where I worked in Digital marketing and travelled round Europe. My job taught me how influential digital technology is in the world we live in. I look forward to learn how digital technologies can be applied to academia so that I use it to help me with my studies.
I have many hobbies ranging from photography, cinema and languages. I enjoy travelling and hope to explore a new continent every summer.
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Hi, I am Ashley and I am currently a second-year in LSE studying Philosophy and Economics. Technology is vital to my degree, from drawing Economics graphs digitally to searching for ancient Philosophical excerpts on the Internet. I am absolutely obsessed with technological advancement and innovations around the world, and just because we’re in LSE and studying non-tech degrees doesn’t mean we should distance ourselves from the wonderful change happening around us. SADL is the perfect platform to explore different technological skills for studies as well for the future professional working world. I am very much looking forward to SADL this year!
Department of Social Policy and Criminology
Hi 🙂 my name is Alysha and I am a first year undergraduate student studying Social Policy and Criminology from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Because technology seems to be incorporated into many aspects of our daily lives I joined the SADL programme as an opportunity to learn more about technology and the different ways it is and can be used, socially and academically. I am also looking forward to learning more about the numerous digital resources LSE has and how these can best be used academically. 🙂
Department of Sociology
Being a second year Sociology student, Ella Sun frequently looks for articles and resources online to boost her work. Hence, she has joined SADL in hopes of becoming a more efficient and proficient researcher, keeping up with the changing technological advancements the world is undergoing. Ella is excited to join the SADL programme as she is always looking for tips to increase her productivity and constantly looks for new online platforms to improve her academics as well as personal life. She hopes to be able to share the knowledge that she is already gaining through the SADL programme with her peers as well as find ways in which students will be able to enrich themselves through digital literacy.
Department of Geography and Environment
Hi! My name is Siobhan and I’m a first year Geography with Economics student. I decided to join the SADL project because the use of technology for educational and social purposes is constantly growing and expanding, where in recent years the use of technology for education as well as social media has grown substantially. The evolution of technology and digital literacy has largely impacted and influenced the world we call today with advancements thought impossible years ago. Digital literacy is crucial today, making access to learning resources and materials much easier, which is distinct in university life through the constant use of Moodle, the online library and e-mail. I’m interested and excited to explore all of this in greater detail in order to gain a further insight to what digital literacy really is.
Sarvesh Kumar Pugo
Department of Accounting and Finance
Hello my name is Sarvesh Kumar Pugo, and I am a second year student at LSE undergoing his bachelors in Accounting and Finance. I an easy going, and passionate Mauritian. I love learning new and random stuff but I am particularly interested with technology, in how it is evolving rapidly and making daily activities much more easier and much more connected. It is with this enthusiasm that I decided to join SADL and improve my knowledge in the field. So far the experience has been AWESOME!
Department of Statistics
Hi all, my name is Tianyi Xu and I am a first year undergraduate student studying Actuarial Science. I was born in China and before I come to London, I spent four years in Australia.
Technology plays an important role in both our studies and life. In most of the time, we can use technology to gather the useful information and to work in a more efficient way. We have a number of online platforms in LSE to help with our academic work. However, there are other resources haven’t been explored by most of you, I wish as a member of SADL, I will be able to help you to develop your knowledge in digital literacy.
Department of Management
Hello, my name is Alex D’Arcy and I’m a first year undergraduate studying Management. I initially signed up to the SADL project as I have always been curious in how technology interacts with our day-to-day lives. Due to this, I was interested in how it can be used effectively in aiding my learning, and others, during my studies.
Even though technology can aid us with learning, sometimes it is hard to utilise the correct technology successfully for different tasks. Not only this, but the landscape for technology is dynamic and over the years there has been an increased reliance on technology in education. By undertaking this project, I hope to widen my understanding and develop new skills, whilst being able to help out others as a result of the knowledge I have gained.
Dept of Philosophy , Logic and Scientific Method
Hello, I’m Noor. I am a second year Philosophy and Economics student. I was born in Pakistan, but grew up and spent the majority of my life in London.
It is a fascinating world we live in, driven by innovation and technology, or should I say Innovative technology. Technology has started to play an integral role in our lives, from smart-watches and smart-phones to smart-appliances and smart-lighting. That’s a lot of smart! Therefore it is important to stay up-to-date with technology and learn how to use it effectively. This is where the SADL program comes in. Through the SADL program, I aim to acquire the necessary skills and information to effectively use digital technology to aid my learning and future career.
Linh Phuong Pham
Department of Economics
Hi,I’m Linh and I am a second year student studying Economics. I am very excited to be a digital literacy ambassador; it is such a unique opportunity to improve my own digital literacy as well as sharing my skills with other students.
Technology is pretty much present in all parts of our lives, and I am sure us students use technology of some sort on a daily basis. But not all of us are fully aware of all the amazing potential that technology has in assisting us in studying and research. I hope that together with other ambassadors, we can promote how to utilise these opportunities and resources in the most effective way.
Bodin David Eden
Department of Economic History
I have decided to embark on a journey of the SADL project due to my curiosity in using as well as shaping the digital technologies we are using today. It is unarguable that what the future holds for us is a world driven by continuous flow of cloud data, which raises the need for effective management when it comes to digital information.
My first main focus is to improve my academic research by navigating various ways to obtain information on the internet. As an economic historian student, it is important to identify reliable sources of information. I am also looking forward to come up with innovative ideas relating to effective use of digital literacies through the discussions under SADL programme. Last but not least, I find joys in sharing these knowledge with my friends, both inside and outside of classes. I want to help others further improve their academic potential using the available digital technologies we got.
Christine H.Y. Tzeng
Department of Statistics
Hi! My name is Christine and I am from Malaysia. I’m a first year student studying Actuarial Science. I feel that digital skill is essential in the world we live in. Thus, I really appreciate the opportunity to be involved in the SADL project where I can improve my digital literacy and learn new skills. I hope that I can utilize the digital tools available in LSE as this can help me to work efficiently. I looking forward to develop the skills and share the digital knowledge with my peers through this project.
Departments of Accounting and Finance
My name is Hareez and I’m a third year BSc Accounting and Finance student.
My first exposure on the SADL programme was from my senior who did it when I was in first year. He gave a very positive note for me to start joining. I find it exciting being able to contribute something for LSE. I am not the most digital-savvy guy, but that’s the more reason for me to join the SADL programme as I get to learn more about digital literacy and meet a lot more people from different courses. My first week of the programme was great and I hope to gain and share more of what I will learn.
Department of Sociology
Hi, my name is Ailyn and I’m a second year sociology student from Montreal, Canada. I’ve always been interested in digital technologies, particularly those relating to gaming, photography, and databases. However, I’ve had few opportunities to really get involved in a digital literacy program to specifically support academic work, so I’m excited to learn about new technological developments from the SADL workshops and my fellow ambassadors.
I hope to use these new skills in my future work, to engage in discussions with others with similar interests in technology, and to support my peers in their own studies. I also look forward to exploring ways in which technologies can be integrated into the learning process through the collaborative project
Department of Law
The emergence from the archaic domain of the law into the digital realm as a Malaysian first-year student is the unification of a paradox experienced to cultivate new ideas for evolutionary awareness. One does not isolate a body of knowledge but embraces the interdisciplinary crossovers invoked by the pace of technology, leading to intersections of the social sciences for new insight gained via the SADL platform. Due to its historic roots, the massive presence of cumulative legal thought has left this one floundering in a labyrinth of legalese. SADL serves to pave a path for guidance to the essence amid the vast forest of information.
Charlotte Shuxian Yan
Department of Business Mathematics and Statistic
Hey, there! My name is Charlotte. I’m a first year student studying Business Mathematics and Statistics. Since the first day I came here as a ‘fresher’ at LSE, I have been receiving massive amount of information and knowledge everyday, and how to absorb them efficiently becomes a problem, which is not only for me, but also for everyone who lives in the all mighty digital world. I feel an urge to learn more real skills to cope with the data through workshops with excellent people, yes, in our SADL project.
Also, I believe the information identifying skills and research skills I will gain from SADL are going to be a foundation or helpful tool in our LSE100 programme in the Lent Term.
Ok, I hope to see more of you here! It’s gonna be inspirational!
Department of Statistics
My name is Benjamin Lim and I am a first year student studying actuarial science. With the growing influence of technology in all aspects of our modern life, I feel that there is a need for all students to constantly improve their digital literacy knowledge.
As technology is increasingly intertwined with the academic and professional world, digital literacy would be regarded as an increasingly relevant skill as it is commonly utilised in various platforms ranging from informal social media to serious academic research. Through the SADL Project, I aim to further augment my digital literacy skills and knowledge in an engaging and interactive format.