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Best Practices for Social Media Engagement, Support in Higher Ed

Social media has quickly become a leading method of communication among higher education institutions’ target audiences. However, many schools’ …

Your University Thrives on Distributed Digital Engagement

Changing mindsets about how we do social media.

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Inside Social Media at one of the Biggest Universities in America (and What You Can Learn) [SSM007]

What is it like to be the Director or Social Media for one America’s largest and most engaged universities?<p>With more than <b>1,000 social media accounts</b> …

Start as you mean to go on – using social media to nail student induction

<b>It might sound like an obvious thing to write, but first impressions are crucial – after all, you’ve only got one chance to make them.</b><p>Which reminds …

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How Social Media is Changing University Student Recruitment

We explore the different benefits of using social to recruit new students<p>Recent stats released show that 16 – 24 year olds now spend an average of 2 …

21 UK Universities on Instagram Worth Following

Fantastic images from the sector

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Why academics should make time for social media

Keeping up with social media has become a full-time job. Nearly every week, something new pops up promising to revolutionise how we connect with our …

The A to Z of social media for academia

Why should academics be using social media? And which social media should they be using? There are so many tools and networks that could be of …

ons to academic research, but a simple reflection of the passion underpinning it.

<i>The role of the academic humanist has always been a public one – however mediated through teaching and publication, argues</i> <b>Tim Hitchcock</b><i>. As central</i> …

Social Media and the Science Communication Unit #digitalresearcher

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Academic opinion in 60 seconds? #LSEBrexitVote videos prove to be a powerful tool in a visual, time-poor world.

Is it possible to air serious academic opinion in less than 60 seconds and find a captive audience? Given the results of the #LSEBrexitVote video …

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Engaging with students on LinkedIn

Social media<p>No Comments<p>I recently wrote a blog post on three things for Careers Advisers to consider when using LinkedIn. In the post I summarised …

10 ways you could spend your remaining marketing budget

With the financial year nearly over, there’s still time to make the most of any remaining funds and give your marketing strategies a last minute …

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How to Not be Boring on Academic Social Media

<i>Author: @TheLitCritGuy</i> <i><br>Original: TheLitCritGuy.com</i><p>For many academics it may seem that the rise of social media is yet another means of potential …

Pokémon Go: The AR Revolution and how it can work with the Education Sector

<b>You’d have had to have been stuck down a cave</b> to have missed the Pokémon Go craze. Brought to you by the Google (well, Alphabet) and Nintendo funded …

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19 time-saving tools for successful online engagement

In my last post, I shared some of the basics for becoming a science outreach superhero: identifying goals and devising an outreach strategy, creating …

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The Week in Health Law

Frank and Nic internalize their travel issues and try to get to grips with some of the recent stories from healthcare land. Among the stories we …

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Why do you find social media useful as an academic?

I asked this question on Twitter earlier today. Here are some of the answers I got:@mark_carrigan helps me join a multitude of intellectual dots and …

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