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Engagement and Impact

Social Media: Understanding and exploiting its potential for research

1/2 day

This session will introduce you to a range of social media tools and the digital research practices they enable. Participants will have an opportunity to enhance their digital presence and explore a variety of approaches to networking and collaborating online. Particular attention will be given to ways that researchers can exploit social media to promote their work, share ideas and communicate with other researchers. There will be opportunity to discuss and debate issues and concerns with other researcher staff who are already successfully exploiting the opportunities afforded by social media.

Topics covered will include:

  • the benefit and value of social media for research practice
  • hands-on introductory use of a range of popular social media technologies
  • establishing and enhancing your online presence, blogging and networking
  • identifying and exploring social technologies that support information sharing, communication and collaboration
  • case studies illustrating ‘the digital researcher’, showing how Social Media can be used effectively

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

14 March 2016

Venue to be confirmed
09:30 - 12:30

To book a place on this date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR.