Can Social Media Work for Me?

5 December 2017, 14:00 - 15:30

S1, Alison Richard Building

Social media is part of everyday life for millions of people but can you make platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Storify work for you in your academic career?

With Barney Brown (Communications Office, University of Cambridge) and Georgina Cronin (Research Librarian, Betty and Gordon Moore Library)

What are the challenges posed by using commercial social media platforms to disseminate your research or communicate with academic colleagues? How are PhD students and early career researchers in Cambridge making social media work for them?

Whether you are experienced in using social media for scholarly communication or just curious to see if these platforms and tools can help your academic career, come and join the conversation.

Topics for discussion

- How do I decide which tools to use for different purposes and audiences?
- How can I find training and advice on social media use?
- How much of my personal thoughts and tastes should I share online?
- What benefits and drawbacks are there to using social media as a researcher?

This session is open to PhD students and staff from the University of Cambridge. Please book online here to reserve a place.