Tag: make it digital

would you work with us?

Photo taken by me at Summerhall hacklab. No rights reserved by me.

We are recruiting a Digital Recruitment and Marketing intern. If you are an Edinburgh University student check out our advert on employ.ed.

Information Services Group at University of Edinburgh is one of the largest IT employers in Scotland. We are looking for a digital marketing intern to work with us to enhance our online presence, and specifically our ‘company profile’ on LinkedIn to ensure that we attract the best candidates and showcase our organisation as a great place to work. You will work closely with managers across our organisation to provide advice to us on how best to use online recruitment tools and strategies and to develop content and stories for our LinkedIn profile.


Use your digital marketing expertise and copy-writing skills to design and populate our LinkedIn company profile which will:

  1. Be effective in recruiting the best IT and Library staff for our organisation.
  2. Showcase ISG as a great place to work and a good project partner.
  3. Showcase the career paths and profiles on offer in our organisation.
  4. Promote our family friendly, inclusivity and flexible working policies.
  5. Report on metrics to monitor success.
  6. Be easy for our recruiting managers to continue to use after your internship has finished.

You will gain real life experience of working with a large employer to enhance our business through effective use of digital marketing and recruitment tools.


  • Excellent copy-writing and editorial skills.
  • A well designed and effective profile on LinkedIn.
  • Good social media nous and understanding of how the internet works for companies and organisations.
  • Evidence of being able to identify examples of good practice in digital recruitment and advertising.
  • An up to date knowledge of good practice in HR and marketing strategies.
  • A keen eye for detail.


  • Graphic design or journalism skills.
  • Experience of writing ‘how to’ guides or workplace training.

Ada Lovelace Day, Edinburgh

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The University of Edinburgh will be hosting Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 13th October 2015 – an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). You are all welcome, please join us.

Our provisional schedule includes:

  • composing music with algorithms
  • building Raspberry Pi enclosures with LEGO
  • metadata games in University of Edinburgh’s Library and University Collections
  • Wikipedia training session and edit-a-thon
  • Ada buns
  • guest speakers
  • and much more!

Book now.

Morning (booking link)
11:00-11:30 Introduction to the day with speakers on Lovelace, research using LEGO, programming and games (Melissa Highton, Katya Krasnopeeva & Judy Robertson)

11:30 – 14:00 Fun with data, algorithms, and Pi:  hands-on sessions (drop-in)
•        compose your own music with algorithms – sessions running at these times: 11:30 – 12:15; 12:15 – 13:00; 13:00 – 14:00
•        build your own Raspberry Pi enclosures with LEGO  – sessions running at these times: 11:30 – 13:00; 13:00 – 14:00
•        play and compete in metadata games (University of Edinburgh’s Library and University Collections division) – sessions running at these times: 11:30 – 13:00; 13:00 – 14:00

Afternoon (booking link)
14:00 – 17:00 Wikipedia Editathon
Join us to raise profile of women in computer science & inspire a new generation!  Receive expert advice and training so that you can, edit and publish articles for Wikipedia. Then publish new articles or improve existing articles about prominent Edinburgh University women, past and present, who are under-represented within Wikipedia.
·         14:00-15:00 Wikipedia training
·         15:00 Afternoon tea (catering provided)
·         15:15-17:00 Wikipedia Editing and Publishing: Edinburgh’s women in Computer Science

*You are welcome to bring your own topics of interest to write Wikipedia articles about too.

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