Tag Archive: social media

Apr 24

Social Media for academics: TODAY at 3pm

My Social Networks by Gavin Llewellyn CC BY 2.0

Alex Hope (@DrSustainable) is running a session on social media and networking for academics and researchers today at 3pm: Overview: There is massive potential to use social and digital media to develop a highly effective network but there is so much information on the Internet, where do you start? Dr Alex Hope (Faculty of Engineering …

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Jul 18

Digital R&D for the Arts Launched

Semibreve 2011 electronic music and digital art festival by Bricolage 108 CC BY-NC-SA 2

The AHRC, NESTA, and Arts Council England have joined together to launch a £7 million digital R&D fund for the arts. Arts Digital R&D Fund The fund will “support research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or explore new business models for organisations with arts projects.” I’ve included further details …

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Jul 05

Using Twitter to find research funding

Jeffery Turner

Here’s a guest post from Dr Sara Walker from the School of Built & Natural Environment at Northumbria University. Sara is Director of Research in the Department of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. I recently dipped a toe into the strange world of Twitter. Twitter enables you to “follow” a range of people and organisations and to find out …

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Jun 14

#arma2012: Using Social Media in Research Support

ARMA Professional Development Framework

Most of us have now returned from this year’s ARMA conference (apart from those who’ve bravely stayed on another few days for the PraxisUnico conference). A full write-up will follow, but in short the event was largely excellent: I attended several exceptionally interesting and useful workshops, made new connections with colleagues across the sector, and …

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Jun 12

Preparing for ARMA 2012

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A few of us from RBS are heading down to Southampton tonight for this year’s Association of Research Managers and Administrators conference, subtitled “Making a Difference!”. Taking place over 12th-13th June, the conference provides an opportunity to hear from our peers on a range of topics related to research management, from ways to improve pre-award …

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Apr 25

Blogging and Tweeting Academic Research

Blogging Research Wordle by Kristina B CC BY-NC-ND 2

There was an interesting post on the LSE Impact Blog last week which describes one academic’s experiences using blogging and tweets to highlight her research, which she made freely available in her institution’s open access repository: The verdict: is blogging and tweeting research papers worth it? As Melissa Terras explains, the bottom line is that …

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Apr 10

Can Social Media Boost Your Research Career?


Many of us use social media – e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs – on a daily basis, but is it simply a bit of fun, a chance to chat to family and friends, or can it boost your career as a researcher? The Vitae North West Hub are holding a short seminar which aims to …

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Jan 16

Elsewhere…: Using Social Media In Research

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The first post in what will become a semi-regular series rounding up the latest news and views from around the research blogosphere. This week we’re focusing on using social media in research. Let’s kick things off with a post from Julie Northam at Bournemouth University Research Office about the benefits of academic blogging: Academics who blog regularly …

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