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Information Studies: Before, During & Beyond … Information Studies With Dr Anoush Simon, Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, Jacqueline Jarocki, Alumna, & Jeff Chilton, Student Recruitment Officer From Aberystwyth University

30th June 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:00


We are delighted to present the Before, During and Beyond … series from Aberystwyth University in which each event focuses on a particular subject area to introduce the decisions that need to be made before choosing a degree course, the study period itself and how University alumni have succeeded beyond studying the course.

Before, During & Beyond … Information Studies

As well as giving you some hints and tips to enhance your UCAS application to an Information Studies related degree, this session will introduce the broad subject of Information Studies, including:

  • the courses available at Aberystwyth University
  • the type of subjects you can expect to study
  • potential career destinations and future prospects following a Degree within the area. We’ll have a previous student from the discipline who’ll be on hand to discuss their journey!

In addition, to give you an insight into what you can expect on an Information Studies Degree, we will also be focussing on “Censorship and Freedom of Expression in the digital age”.

You will be introduced to some key issues and discussions around the concepts freedom of expression and related to this, censorship. In an age where information and opinions can be expressed and replicated across multiple platforms and in different contexts, we can consider issues like:

  • Does truth matter – does freedom of expression give you the right to say whatever you like?
  • What is censorship?
  • How and in what contexts is ‘censorship’ justified?
  • Does the internet make it impossible to suppress or control information?

Whether you are looking to find out more about studying Information Studies or wishing to engage in a mini lecture from our academic expert on Censorship and Freedom of Expression in the digital age, this session is for you!

The format is accessible, friendly, informative and participative.


For further details about this great series and to see other Before, During and Beyond … events on offer, please click below:




Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Anoush Simon

Suitable for: Years 11, 12 and 13 or equivalent students. Learners with an interest in:

  • Cultural Heritage Studies: libraries, archives, and museums
  • Information Studies
  • History
  • Media
  • Social Sciences, including Sociology

will find the session of particular interest. In addition, students who are unsure as to what Information Studies is, are encouraged to come along to find out more about this area!

Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no formal preparation or pre-reading but participants may like to consider in advance some questions relevant to the subject area.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.  If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: