New academic year, new goals?

The new academic year is upon us and we would like to hear from you about what support members of staff would like us to provide going forward.

We are currently working on a resource inventory for this site and are looking at putting on some introductory workshops for academics looking to get to grips with using technology for blogging and social media. These could be as involved or as informal as you would like them to be.

If you would like to send us suggestions for topics or would like use to come along informally to meet with you and your working/research group, please contact us through the form on this website and we will get back to you to arrange a date.

Social Media User Guide Part 3: What should I post?

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A common (and understandable) mistake that many people make as they’re diving into social engagement is to limit their content to promotional updates. Consider broadening your scope a bit as this will make your content more appealing and lessen the burden of creation. We have gathered a few ideas below in case you are ever stuck wondering what to post.

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Social Media User Guide Part 2: What platform(s) should I use?

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Currently the most-used social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Each of these has unique features, strengths and weaknesses so it is important to choose the right platform for what you want to achieve. Below is a breakdown of each of these platforms and some information on how to get started

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Social Media User Guide Part 1: Language

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A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms that come along with the introduction of new technologies and platforms. We have compiled a list of the most commonly used terms in social media, which will help you get started. There is a link at the end of the post to a full glossary of terms in case we’ve missed anything.

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