Alex Talbot

Department of Social Policy

Alex TalbotHi there my name is Alex Talbot. I am a second year social policy and government student. I liked the idea of becoming a digital ambassador as it seemed like a great way both to develop new online skills which of course are becoming more relevant in all industries and meet new people.

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 Majdie Hajjar

Department of Law

Majdie HajjarHello, I’m Majdie – I am a Law undergraduate in my final year at the LSE. I’m from Syria but grew up and spent the majority of my life studying in Dubai.

One of the main reasons I wanted to become a Digital Ambassador is because I feel that in the current climate that we live in, technology is paramount and essential to everything we do, not just in an academic capacity. When conducting research, the majority of us turn to the internet, the online search engines and databases to find the relevant material. Furthermore, technology and the impact it has on our everyday lives is growing at a substantial rate. This is especially the case with the prominence of social media. Finally, I am undertaking a module of Media Law this year where there is no final exam, but rather will be assessed throughout the year. I feel that within a couple of years, LSE (along with other universities) will begin to move away from the somewhat out-dated written exams to more coursework based assessments and even online examinations. As such, it is a great opportunity to be a part of this new and innovative scheme such as the SADL project.

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Wei Li Hoon

Department of Statistics

Wei Li HoonMy name is Wei Li Hoon and I am a first year student currently studying Actuarial Science. In my free time, I love to read books about science, technology, economics, statistics, design, psychology and linguistics. Technology fascinates me as it empowers us to do things we once could only dream of. From flying a plane to the mind blowing storage capacity in a thumb drive, it is a fascinating world we live in. Sadly, the method of implementation often hinders the efficient usage of it. From poor feedback loops to unintuitive designs, we have to work our way through instruction manuals after instruction manuals. We have spent countless of time searching through a websites or programmes to finally find the piece of information we have been searching for hours. Through the SADL Project, I aim to improve the digital experience at LSE to be more fulfilling and hassle free as possible. Let us synergise with technology and not be a slave to it.

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Valerie Brese

Department of Social Policy

Valerie BreseHey! My name is Valerie Brese and I am from London. I am a second year student studying Social Policy with Government. I was thinking about my future career and what I wanted to do, and what kind of skills and qualifications were needed to improve my chances of getting a job once I graduate. This led me to the SADL project, which I thought was the perfect way to achieve my objective. I am really excited to be an Ambassador because of the potential ideas that can be developed once we gain the knowledge and expertise to utilise these new abilities with the help of such a dynamic and advanced resource.  The world is increasingly becoming more reliant on technology, and doing this SADL project shall provide me the necessary skills, such as research analytical skills. This will help my application stand out from the other applicants whilst giving me an understanding of Digital Media, as well as educating others. This is such a thrilling project to be part of! This is going to be inspirational.

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Kuazhou Zhang

Department of Statistics

Kuazhou ZhangHi I am Kuazhuo, a first year BMS student who originally from Hangzhou, China where the most well-known Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba was founded and based. It is a company that purely relies on digital technologies to provide services such as online shopping and electronic payment and that has significantly changed the life-style of people in China. So as far as we are concerned, the existence of digital world is bringing great impacts on the way we learn and live.

I very much appreciate the opportunity that LSE Learning Technology and Innovation Group has offered me of being a SADL. As a first year undergraduate at LSE, as many of you sharing the same feeling I found digital tools and technologies are being extensively utilised in our campus life. In order to take full advantage of this and help other students to do so, I decided to be a part of SADL.

By engaging workshops and exchanging gained digital skills with other SADLs, I believe that we would acquire a much deeper knowledge of using digital tools to support both our academic learning process and future career. And it would be great fun to get to know other people while sharing our digital knowledge.

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Adele Belanger-McMurdo

Department of International Relations

Adele McMurdoHello, my name is Adele and I’m a first year international relations undergraduate student. I’m originally Canadian, but I have spent most of my life in Asia and Africa.

The amount of tools at our disposal today is outrageous. Never before has the world seen so much information so readily available at any time and any place (granted it has an internet connection!) Through the SADL project, I hope to gain further understanding of how to use the digital resources available at LSE, as well as push boundaries and develop new ways of incorporating technology into our learning.

Every day, through the development of new apps, and the invention of smaller and lighter devices, technology is being taken to new heights. I look forward to exploring these with the SADL team through this project, and sharing this knowledge with my peers.

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Danting Ni

Department of Statistics

Danting Ni

My name is Danting Ni. I’m a first year undergraduate studying Actuarial Science. Coming from China, I’m now getting used to the colourful life and culture in London! Though new to LSE, I’m impressed by the various resources available, no matter the wall-to-wall bookshelves, or the convenient and advanced online systems. However, I was surprised by the fact that so many students are unfamiliar with the digital resources, and I was inspired to join the SADL project. I regard being a SADL ambassador as a way of giving to provide digital support not only for myself, but also for all students and staff here to make the most out of LSE. Also, I look forward to exchanging ideas with the teammates who come from various backgrounds, but share the same interest in technology. Thus I’m very much willing to devote myself to SADL and regard this part of my responsibility of making life at LSE better.

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Dylan Shaw

Department of International Relations

Dylan ShawHey, I’m Dylan and I’m a Third Year International and History student. Born and bred in London, it’s amazing to be involved in something that continues to drive this city: the innovative use of technology. The strategic use of digital technology in future business, education and life in general is pretty much a given but how best to tactically employ the tools available to us is far from decided! I can’t wait to work with other SADL members to think about how utilise these opportunities in the most effective way.

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Katie Mason

Department of Statistics

Katie MasonHi, I’m Katie and I am a second year student studying Actuarial Science. I am excited to be a digital literacy ambassador as I am keen to improve my own digital literacy, as well as sharing my new found skills with other students.

In this digital age that we now live in, technology is involved in pretty much everything we do. Throughout our academic and professional careers we will undoubtedly have to use wide range of technology on a regular basis, this is why I think it’s important that students know how to effectively use the technology that is available to us. Many students (myself included, up until now) simply don’t make full use, or fully know the capabilities, of the technology we have access to and this is something that needs to change.

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Juweena Appanah

Department of Statistics

Juweenah AppanahHello. My name is Juweena Appanah. I am a 1st year BSc Actuarial Science student from Mauritius, a beautiful tropical island found in the Indian Ocean. I am very happy to be part of the SADL family. As we all know, information technology is a linchpin in our society and has pervaded through all demographics and social strata. As a consequence, we absolutely need to learn and harness new skills pertaining to technology and digital tools. Throughout the multiple workshops within the SADL project, I will strive to develop and disseminate these skills to my fellow students. I just can’t wait to attend the 1st workshop!

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Chumun Anubhav

Department of Statistics

Chumun AnubhavHailing from the beautiful island of Mauritius, I’m Chumun Anubhav, a second year student in Actuarial Science.  I have always been passionate about striking the right balance between academic and extra-curricular involvements which I believe is the only way to make the most out of the amazing days at LSE.

Fascinated by technology, I did not dither to express my strong interest in becoming a Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy. We cannot fail to acknowledge how technological resources work wonders in our learning process. Say thanks to them for you can afford to miss your 9 a.m. lectures which are recorded! Though we are in digital era, it is a real surprise to note that there are students struggling to use available resources efficiently.  As an ambassador, I’m looking forward to liaise with staffs and students in improving the IT infrastructure and in raising technological awareness.

Furthermore, I consider it a moral obligation to contribute to the betterment of the school population as we are being the recipients of high class education at LSE. Undoubtedly, knowledge obtained from the project will be imparted to my peers for the welfare of one and all.

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Bryan Kum

Department of Statistics

Bryan KumMy name is Bryan and I’m a second year statistics with finance student. I joined the project to learn more about digital literacy because of the importance in technology in our lives. I wish to hone my digital literacy skills in order to better my understanding of the vast digital resources that are available to us within an arm’s reach. I appreciate the opportunity to be taking part in the SADL project and hope that I will be able to convey the lessons I will learn and inspire those around me to incorporate technology into their learning

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Huadong Yang

Department of Statistics

Huadong YangHello! My name is Huadong Yang, a first year student studying Actuarial Science. I have a vast number of social networking accounts, connecting with my friends from all over the world. But I feel really frustrated due to accessing much useless information every day. Meanwhile, I have no idea how to search relevant information online instead of using Google and Wikipedia. There should be many ways, like LSE online library, to find useful digital resources. As the result of that, I am thinking whether I can manage my life more efficiently by developing my searching skills.

Once I heard SADL project provided by LSE Learning Technology and Innovation Group, I applied it immediately. I believe I will learn how to use the internet to support my studying after attending all the workshops and I deem it my duty to help other students to master those online digital resources. I cannot wait to participate in the SADL project to learn the skills.

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Zoe Oakley

Department of Social Policy

Zoe OakleyHi, I’m Zoe and I’m a first year Social Policy with Government student from London. I am really excited to be part of the Student Digital Literacy Project this year.

Like many other freshers during the first few weeks at LSE, I tried to cram in as many activities as I could fit into the slots in my diary, from women’s football to debate to a part-time waitressing job.

When lectures and classes actually started I found myself overwhelmed. This is where digital literacy swoops in to save me. What do I have with me every waking minute? My smart phone. Instead of being on Facebook and Instagram during those “in-between” moments, I could be reading and taking touch-screen notes on an article for my political science course, or having a conversation with a digital teacher on my phone in French.

With digital literacy we can discover new ways to learn through technology from any location at any time, making our studies more efficient.  We will either be able to free some time to do other things, or create more time to challenge ourselves with even more subjects; entirely our choice!

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Keble Wong

Department of Statistics

Keble WongHello I am Keble and I am from Hong Kong. I am a first year student studying Actuarial Science.
Technology has become an important part of our life and society, and those who mastered the use of technology are more likely to be successful in the future. Joining the SADL project helps me developing my digital and information skills around finding, evaluating and managing information. These are essential skills which helps me to work efficiently and effectively throughout my three years of university life.

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Christian Laffin

Department of Social Policy

Chrstian LaffinHello, my name is Christian and I’m a third year Social Policy student. We rely so much on the internet and technology that it’s becoming increasingly important to how we find information and consume information. For some finding the information they need can be easy whilst for others it can be a daunting task. Having grown up with internet, from the early days of dial up to now the high speed internet we so easily take for granted, I’m really excited to be involved in the SADL project to help improve digital literacy as well as my own. I’ve greatly benefited from using Moodle and the vast digital library resources that we have at our disposal. I hope to be able to pickup some new skills and learn about the other digital resources we have available to us as well. Technology is constantly evolving around us and I hope that, through this program with the other ambassadors, we can make sure we at the LSE are at the forefront of it for education.

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Chloe Kim

Department of Law

Chloe KimI’m a 3rd year law student from Australia and am excited by the opportunity to be a Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy. In the current digital age, where the laws of yesterday are not fit for the technologies of tomorrow, my goal is not to change the world, but to help resolve this discord. By being a part of SADL, not only will it compliment my course choices (in particular Media Law), it will also teach me these new skills that I need, in order to position myself to reshape the future.

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 Sylvia Ogola

Department of Law

Sylvia OgolaHello 🙂 – My name is Sylvia Ogola and I am a Third Year Law student here at the LSE, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. I decided to participate in the LSE SADL project because I feel that having an aptitude for digital literacy is a useful skill to have in the current digital age. By joining the project, I hope to learn more about how to improve my digital literacy skills not only towards my academic studies but also in my personal life through social media. I’m also excited to meet new people and see how technology and digital developments impact their lives and our interactions with society and the greater global community. I’m really excited for the year ahead and what it is in store!

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Yi Jun Ng

Department of Law

Yi Jun NgHi there! I’m a Malaysian who’s doing actuarial science here in LSE. It is undeniable that the rapid advancement of technology has changed the world it operates. In fact, almost everything is available online at your fingertip, even a library! There are tons of resources on the internet, but it’s of utmost importance that the students are equipped with the skill in evaluating the authenticity of the information. I am really excited joining the team as a student ambassador and I do believe that the SADL project will essentially enhance my digital and information abilities. I’m looking forward to making a difference in the community in LSE.

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Erin Duffy

Department of International Relations

Erin DuffyMy name is Erin Duffy and I am a second year International Relations student at LSE. For me, the digital world has and will continue to change the way in which live our lives in the the twenty-first century. From the apps organising our to-do lists, to the social media revolutionising our communications, we as students must start taking advantage of the improvements in technology to enhance our academic achievement. Becoming tech-savvy has come to define a different level of required success; for the world of employment is equally defined by technology as that of academia. Through the training provided as a Student Digital Literacy Ambassador, I hope to simultaneously improve my skill set with regards to exciting new cyber-platforms, as well as provide an insight into how I believe LSE can modernise its educational practices to develop an improved framework of digital learning.

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 Maryam Rozlan

Department of Law

Maryam RozlanHi! I’m Maryam and I’m from Singapore. I’m a final year Law undergraduate here at the LSE and am also, very often reluctantly, a citizen of the digital world. My being a Digital Ambassador may seem counter-intuitive, but really – if I can’t get around it, then I’m going to have to walk right through it. That we are all citizens in this digital world is one of the greatest inescapable truths today, and this especially so for students like me. It is thus important to acknowledge that these new societal structures exist and that each opens up new opportunities for every individual. It is our responsibility to learn how to navigate these new waters and to share what new skills and knowledge we acquire with our peers.

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Vikki Hui

Department of Law

Vikki HuiHi, my name is Vikki Hui and I am a second year Law student from Hong Kong. I am excited to improve my digital literacy through this experience and I am even more excited to share my knowledge with my peers! Technological advancement has an unimaginable impact on our lives, and needless to say university studies now are very different from 10 years ago. It is important to constantly improve our digital literacy so we can use it to our advantage in our studies and also in our personal lives. As a person very much tethered to the digital realm, I am excited to expand my horizons and contribute to improving the learning experience at LSE!

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