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Social media bootcamp: strategy, sharing & connecting

Tuesday 25 February 14:00 until 17:00
Essex 18
Speaker: Dr Joanna Young, Scientific Editing Company
Part of the series: Research Staff Development Series


Social media bootcamp: strategy, sharing & connecting


Tuesday 25th February, 14:00-17:00


Essex 18


Research staff and early career academic faculty


This workshop is designed specifically for researchers who are looking to develop their online presence and boost their career prospects through social media. There are now numerous channels available that can be used to amplify your research, promote an enterprising project and attract future employers. In addition, social networks can act as a valuable source of information and a personally tailored news feed.

We will explore different types of content that researchers can experiment with. What engages people? What should you post and what should you avoid? How should you manage your time on social media and optimise your engagement? In addition to designing an individual social media strategy, the workshop will include a section on legal considerations, privacy and openess.

The workshop is designed to cover a selection of mainstream social media tools that can be used to build your online profile. Short group exercises, case studies and the instructor’s personal experience will be included to illustrate key points. The full day version of this workshop includes a tutorial on how to use specfic platforms and participants require a laptop with wireless access.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop researchers will have:

  • discussed the various ways to use social media to their advantage with other participants in the workshop;
  • an awareness of the legal considerations and privacy issues;
  • started to design a social media strategy that they can implement in their own time.


This will be a 3-hour interactive webinar. 


Dr Joanna Young, Scientific Editing Company

Booking Information

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE (Sussex Direct Login required)

(If you do not have a Sussex Direct login, please email to book your place)

By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Thursday, 2 January 2020