Edited by Juliana Gallio & Ian Johnston
I have been asked several times what is the point of writing an article for publication in an academic journal such as Seven Bridges. Surely in 2018 to get your writing out to as wide an audience as possible, it would be better to post a blog or write a less formal article for LinkedIn or other social media platforms is a commonly voiced opinion. As undergraduates, as most of this year’s contributors are, there are some hugely positive reasons why being part of the Seven Bridges academic community is truly valuable.
From a practical perspective, the authors provide themselves the opportunity to hone formal writing skills. Working hard to understand condensing a larger piece of work into something small whilst still being meaningful, readable and informative is a huge advantage when composing assignments and dissertations. Additionally, with admission to postgraduate courses and, ultimately employment, being increasingly competitive having the opportunity to demonstrate one’s academic capability can only improve both short-term and long-term prospects for our authors.
For this sixth edition we have been a compact, student led editorial team, comprising myself and Juliana Galliano, ably assisted by our research mentor (Joe Fletcher) and a small army of peer reviewers. It is our intention that, for 2018, distribution and promotion of Seven Bridges is more wide ranging than previously as we continue to grow. For the first time Seven Bridges is being published electronically, we have our own ISSN and hardcopies are being distributed to more academic locations than ever before across the North East of England as well as the six colleges of the NCG group.
We hope you find this edition excels from both an academic and interest point of view, and it becomes the springboard for additional success and growth from 2019 onwards.
Theoretical concepts of the Coaching Process
Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtualisation
Overcoming Barriers to Secure Network Design
Temperature Monitoring in Low-Voltage Switchgear
Weld Adjustment Assist Programme