Nominated For Outstanding Student Contribution

I found out that a number of students and staff members had nominated me in the upcoming Students Union Awards for the category of Outstanding Student Contribution. These awards are great for the CV, and just to have the opportunity to feature on the short-list would be fantastic. Highlights of my contribution to the Information School, and the University of Sheffield:

  • Appeared on BBC Radio Sheffield to battle mental health stigma and raised awareness for those suffering from depression and social anxiety
  • Delivered a number of talks related to my research such as to the Department For Work and Pensions (government office in London), to a Fortune 500 company, to delegates at the Creative Entrepreneur event in Media City (ITV, BBC HQs), a workshop to delegates from the British Sociological Association in Leeds, to Sixth Form students at High Storrs School.
  • Upcoming talk to delegates at the European Centre for Nuclear Research at CERN in Geneva
  • Generated impact by managing Twitter accounts of the Data Power Conference and the iFutures conference in 2015
  • Managed Information School’s Twitter account for one day as part of a marketing campaign
  • Serve on the Information School’s Research Staff Student CommitteeSet on the Information Schools Health and Safety Committee
  • Health Informatics Research Group representative
  • Act as a Fire Marshal for my floor
  • Organise Social Events for PhD students at the Information School
  • Informally helped a number potential research students i.e., advice, who are now current students within the Information School across a number of research groups
  • Helped a number of students including MSc and PhD students related to social media research across the UK
  • 3 abstracts/posters on my PhD research including one to the prestigious iConference in 2017 which takes place in China
  • 2 full conference papers on social media research
  • 4 posts on the LSE Impact blog including a post which is ranked as being in the top 1% of all posts i.e. ranked 21 out of 1500 with 23,868 views as of February 2017
  • Forthcoming book chapter with Emerald on social media research ethics
  • Won £250 with the Journalism department from the faculty of social sciences to hold an event for PGRs in May
  • Hold a Faculty Scholarship from the University of Sheffield
  • Formally helped the University of Sheffield’s digital team with their social media as part of a project
  • Taught on the E-business and E-commerce module for 3 semesters running and received excellent student feedback
  • Teaching Assistant on the iSchool’s Deliberation Day
  • Taught on the Data Analysis module for 3 semesters running
  • Guest lectured on the following modules across the University of Sheffield: Public Health Informatics, Big Data Analytics, Data Mining and Visualisation
  • Guest lectured to students on a masters course in Western Sydney Australia 
  • Provided guidance to students using the iLab facilities at the Information School University of Sheffield

For a full list please visit: https://wasimahmed.org/about/

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