Session overview

Exploring the potential benefits of using social media in a scientific context, and reflecting on how to successfully interact with it.

Key areas

  • Consider the advantages for using social media to promote your research and develop your networks
  • Reflect on successful strategies for using the right social media for the right outcomes
  • Understand the challenges and risks associated with social media use
  • See good examples of science and social media, including from Imperial
  • Begin to build a personal strategy and approach designed to bolster your wider scientific and research intentions
  • Understand the role of social media in developing your reputation as a communicative scientist

Who should attend?

This session is designed for academics who are using, or considering the use of social media as a means to promote their area of research and connect with different audiences.