Social media and digital tools are now a staple of many researcher practices and have brought new dimensions to publishing, finding and organising information, problem solving and results sharing.
But what does it really mean to be ‘a digital academic’? How can you build your online academic profile via social media? Maybe you don’t think you have time or you don’t know what to do first. Do hiring committees actually care about your 'digital academic impact'?
To help you identify the must-have technologies and tools for being a modern digital academic and the skills to manage them successfully, jobs.ac.uk and Piirus are hosting an exclusive half-day workshop event.
This informative, detailed and practical workshop features a superb line-up of speakers including Dr Inger Mewburn from The Thesis Whisperer, who will share her top tips for building your online academic profile and managing a blog.
Our expert speakers are:
Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training,
The Australian National University
Inger specialises in the study of research education and research student support and is also the editor of popular blog ‘newspaper’, The Thesis Whisperer which has over 25,000 subscribers and around 80,000 visits a week.
Andy Tattersall, Information Specialist at ScHARR,
The University of Sheffield
Andy's role at University of Sheffield is to scan the horizon for opportunities relating to research, teaching and collaboration and maintain networks that support this. Andy has a keen interest in new ways of working by employing Web 2.0 and Social Media including video.
Nadine Muller, Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History,
Liverpool John Moores University
Nadine was awarded her doctorate in February 2012, and she took up her post as Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History six months later. Nadine has a particular interest in postgraduate and early-career development, including the training needs of doctoral students and early-career researchers and is the creator of The New Academic.
Why should you attend?
The event promises to be lively and full of practical tips you can take away and use immediately. Join us and in just one day, you will:
Who should attend?
This is a must attend event for PhD students, early career academics and researchers and any staff that support PhDs and researchers.
Where and when?
The event is being held on Monday 23rd March 2015 at Scarman Training & Conference Centre at the University of Warwick from 9:00am-1:30pm (registration and coffee from 8:30am).
How much does it cost?
Registration is only £20 per delegate and includes:
Spaces for this one-off event are limited so book your ticket now to reserve your place.
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