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Using Social Media for PGRs
Tessa Coombes
Why use social media?
• Visibility – get noticed, build reputation, network
• Information Sharing – broadcasting platform,...
3
20 July 2015
Where do I start?
20 July 2015Twitter
• Connect with people
with similar
interests
• Participate in
discussion and
debate
• Receive informat...
20 July 2015Linked In
• Online CV
• Professional
network
• Share updates &
info
• Engage in discussion
through Groups
• Ne...
6
20 July 2015Blogging
• Personal voice &
profile
• Share your reflections
on research or event
attended
• Seek feedback o...
7
20 July 2015ResearchGate
• Engage with an
academic audience
• Create exposure for
your work
• Ask questions to
help with...
Some common concerns
• It takes up too much time
• Information overload
• Privacy and confidentiality
• Speed of change
• ...
Some things to think about
• Purpose – your primary goals for using social media?
• Audiences – who are you trying to reac...
Some things to think about
• Purpose – your primary goals for using social media?
• Audiences – who are you trying to reac...
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Using social media as a PhD researcher

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A presentation for PhD students on how social media can help with their research. Covers twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, ResearchGate.

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Using social media as a PhD researcher

  1. 1. Using Social Media for PGRs Tessa Coombes
  2. 2. Why use social media? • Visibility – get noticed, build reputation, network • Information Sharing – broadcasting platform, ideas • Engagement – participating, conversation space • Information Gathering – personal newsfeed 20 July 2015
  3. 3. 3 20 July 2015 Where do I start?
  4. 4. 20 July 2015Twitter • Connect with people with similar interests • Participate in discussion and debate • Receive information and keep up to date • Share information about your research or events attended • Raise your profile and visibility For more info see guide by LSE: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/files/2011/11/Published-Twitter_Guide_Sept_2011.pdf
  5. 5. 20 July 2015Linked In • Online CV • Professional network • Share updates & info • Engage in discussion through Groups • Network & connect • Profile & visibility
  6. 6. 6 20 July 2015Blogging • Personal voice & profile • Share your reflections on research or event attended • Seek feedback on ideas • Engage with a wider audience https://tessacoombes.wordpre ss.com
  7. 7. 7 20 July 2015ResearchGate • Engage with an academic audience • Create exposure for your work • Ask questions to help with your work • Showcase skills and expertise • Access to unpublished papers!
  8. 8. Some common concerns • It takes up too much time • Information overload • Privacy and confidentiality • Speed of change • Quality 20 July 2015
  9. 9. Some things to think about • Purpose – your primary goals for using social media? • Audiences – who are you trying to reach? • Tools – which are the best tools to use? • Content – what will you share? • Identity – what will your profile look like? • Evaluation – what does success look like? Have a strategy & a plan then get started 20 July 2015
  10. 10. Some things to think about • Purpose – your primary goals for using social media? • Audiences – who are you trying to reach? • Tools – which are the best tools to use? • Content – what will you share? • Identity – what will your profile look like? • Evaluation – what does success look like? Have a strategy & a plan then get started 20 July 2015

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