In preparation for writing a master thesis we have to write a 3000 word dissertation plan, with at least 8 relevant papers for the literature review. My 4th your honours project didn't really involve much of a literature review, so the prospect of organising papers and knowing which bits are important is a bit of a … Continue reading Reference Management Software
I asked one of my lecturers about doing text visualisation as my masters thesis and he said it sounded great, even emailed me a paper to read! I don't have an exact question yet, but it'll be something along the lines of visualising web browser history. I'm quite excited about it weeee! I'll have to … Continue reading Masters Project
When I first looked at my timetable I thought I'd be in from 10am to 5pm every day, rarely having breaks other than for lunch. All my classes were in 2 hour blocks with some labs scheduled for 3 hours. It looked like a tough schedule, with little time for private study and coursework – … Continue reading Week 1 of masters course
Strathclyde have adopted an attendance register for every class and students may get penalised for not attending enough classes. My fellow classmates tell me this also happened in their undergrad universities. Is this normal? Is Edinburgh University weird to allow students completely free choice whether they attend lectures? I can see that for a hands-on course like … Continue reading Mandatory attendance
Number of CSI mentions: 1 Number of students at postgrad computer and information studies induction: about 50 Number of girls at above: about 25 (!!) Number of students in my Forensic Informatics class: 9 On Monday I parted with the largest sum of money from my account - £872 for a three month train ticket … Continue reading Postgrad Induction Day
I have redesigned lowmanio.co.uk to be more bloggy, and hopefully I shall actually keep up with my blog this time. I got a little over enthusiastic with blog posts as you can see...I've already blogged 6 times! The topics I will blog about are in the categories to your right. I am starting a masters in Forensics Informatics in … Continue reading New website!