Social media for researchers

Involvement in online debate and academic networking can help to raise a researcher's profile.

  • Consider creating a blog, or offer to write a guest blog post for an established blog. The university offers a supported Blog Service.
  • Use Twitter to not only participate in academic debate, but to follow conferences and find tweets from prospective journal editors.
  • Search JISCMail to see if there is an email list for your discipline which advertises forthcoming conferences and job opportunities.
  • Use sites such as ResearchGate to network with colleagues across the world. *But ensure that you only create legally compliant links to your papers (to be sure of this, link the versions that have been validated on PURE).
  • Participate in academic journalism by writing for online publications like The Conversation, write an article on Wikipedia or register for a service like Speakezee and offer to speak at events.
  • Use social networks to explain, disseminate and track attention to your work with Kudos

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