Before the new academic year starts fully, we thought it would be time for a reminder about the opportunities available via our Faculty Social Media Team.
Over the summer we have published articles, tweets and posts on a wide range of topics including the Keele Humanities PG conference, the ‘Life after the PhD’ workshop, various funding opportunities available and posts on life and times of being a PhD student.
All these posts (and more) have reached a steadily growing audience amongst, and outside, the faculty and we would encourage anyone, at any career stage, who wants to take advantage of our growing social media channels to advertise opportunities or promote achievements to get in touch.
We currently have the following social media channels in place:
We encourage you to like/follow us on these channels. If you have a Twitter handle, Facebook page or any other accounts associated with research projects or events you may be involved in please let us know so that we can improve cross-faculty connections and disseminate effectively.
We make every effort to promote news about Faculty members or opportunities as we are made aware of them. We’re very keen to promote events across the Faculty, and as part of this would like people to tweet or blog about seminars, conferences or other research events. If you’re interested in live-tweeting or writing a report from an event, including research seminars, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The blog is a forum for everyone at all career stages to discuss research practices, reflections and issues.
We’re particularly keen to get posts about research projects, summer research trips, publication announcements, and any workshops or conferences you are hosting.
We also strongly encourage contributions from HUMSS postgraduates on any aspect of their research or research life. For example, we’re keen to run a series of ‘survival guides’ for different aspects of PhD life (continuation, progression, teaching, working alongside research etc). Please get in touch if you have any suggestions for further topics. We are also looking forward to incorporating the use of video blogging, Vines, podcasts and interviews across our social media channels.
A note on guidelines for submissions: Posts should be 500-1000 words long, and fairly informal and accessible in tone. Please feel free to include images, videos and sound files- we are more than happy to advise on embedding various types of media in blog posts. We’ll be aiming to publish one post a week, so please get in touch with details of your proposed topic.
We will also be updating the HUMSS website to include a list of staff and students’ research related blogs. We strongly encourage you to submit details to increase your academic online presence.
If there’s anything you’d like us to advertise on any of our channels – other than research seminars which are issued through the Weekly Research Faculty email and can be found on the HUMSS Research Calendar – we strongly encourage you to submit details to increase your academic online presence.
Letting us know about these types of things a couple of weeks in advance would be very helpful so that we can plan how best to schedule activity. We’re very happy to meet with anyone to talk about any ideas or requests in more detail, and if you would like any support or have any questions about using social media, we are on hand to assist.
Hannah and Glenn
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Social Media Team