Webinar: Social Media What is in it for me?

Moderator: Dr Paul Spencer, Researcher Development Manager, UWE, Bristol

  • Would you like to find out more about social media in your role as a researcher developer but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you worry that engaging with social media might lead to information overload, privacy issues and the blurring of your private and professional life?
  • Do you want to know a little bit about how your researchers are making use of digital tools in the context of their research?

Increasing your knowledge and use of social media tools can also help you to enhance your own professional development and to facilitate a community of practice.This is an opportunity that is too good to miss!

This webinar will introduce some examples of social media tools (e.g. Twitter and blogs) and their utility for supporting researchers and their research. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks (both real and perceived). The rationale for this webinar is the belief that it makes sense to better understand how researchers use digital tools in the context of their research so that researcher developers are better able to offer valuable support.

To take part:  Contact Kay Dorelli, Vitae London Hub Manager
kathleen.dorelli@kcl.ac.uk with your name, e mail, institution and job title and she will send information on how to join the webinar