Boosting your digital presence as a researcher

Code: LIB303 , Offered By: Research Study Skills

Do you want to stand out from the crowd and promote yourself and your work effectively online? Do you already use online tools but worry you're not making the most of them? This workshop will help you to:

  • share, promote and discuss your research with a wide range of people
  • distinguish yourself from others
  • find people working in the same field and potential collaborators

This session will introduce you to readily-available online tools enabling you to maximise your influence on the research community, begin to create an online personal profile which will be visible to other researchers and to possible employers, and assess the impact of others. You won't build your profile in a day but the aim of this workshop is to get you started.

Recommended For

Second and third year researchers predominantly, although the workshop can also be taken in other years.


This session helps students to begin to:

  • develop and manage their online presence enabling them to exploit social media

  • build up a scholarly community

  • behave professionally online

  • engage with people inside and outside academia (including employers)

  • disseminate research widely and increase personal impact

Learning outcomes:

Participants will learn how to:

  • promote themselves and create networks around their research field

  • be able to choose the right online tools for the task and be aware of the pitfalls and advantages of each

  • understand the importance of professional behaviour online and how to manage their professional image

Teaching methods:

Practical workshop from the Library and Careers Service with a mix of short presentations and hands-on practice.

Assessment methods:

There will be no formal assessment. We suggest you use the objectives and learning outcomes above to reflect on what you have learned in this session and record this in your DDP e-portfolio.

Other Information

More information on networking and developing your online profile

Staff Contact

Helen Moore (Library) & Rachael Roberts (Careers Service)  


Wed, May 13th 2020, 09:30

Venue: Information Commons, Room: Classroom 3

Tutor: Helen Moore & Rachael Roberts

Additional Information

Classroom 3 is located on level 3 of the IC

3 Places Available
Closing Date: May 12th, 2020

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