Simon chose City University London because of the strong reputation for studying the professions in Information Science
Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?
I chose City because the Information Science syllabus fitted what I was looking for, and the institution also has a good reputation for studying for the professions. I decided to apply after attending an open evening which gave me an opportunity to ask more about the course.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the course is the breadth of the topic, encompassing Ashurbanipal's Library up to the semantic web and the current debates on privacy. I can honestly say that I had never previously considered the philosophy of information!
What has been your favourite module and why?
The information management and policy module has been very practical, with several interesting guest lecturers. The technology module has also covered a lot of ground, and I'm looking forward to learning more about data visualisation this term.
What has been a highlight of your course so far?
A visit to The National Archives was truly inspirational. The work they do in web archiving and document restoration is remarkable. It was so good to see people passionately enthusiastic about what they do.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I'm especially interested in maps, and also the industrial revolution, so would love to work with a library or physical collection covering that period. I have a technology background, so hope those skills would be useful in making collections more accessible digitally too.