• Training Room

    STEP - Introductory Social Media for Academics
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Supporting academics to build a social media brand not only enhances their research and international network but is also an important aspect for recruitment and rankings.

Duration 3 hours

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Archived

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Target Audience: All staff interested in using social media within university settings

This workshop will help you to:  

Start with the basics of social media.  

Lay a social media foundation by reviewing all the channels available to you.  

Understand audiences and demographics for each channel while learning the best way to engage with each one.  

This module also showcases social media best practise including accessibility.  

Participants will explore:  

  • Why academics should be using social media  
  • Social media channel overview  
  • Social media best practise and accessibility  
  • Platform mechanics for one channel 



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.


Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.


Delivered By: Hilary Young 448 Studio