Social Media

Engagement with social media is widespread and the University recognises that professional use of social media platforms can play a valuable role in the University’s teaching, research and communication activities, particularly for sharing information and engaging with a range of audiences.

Whether you are thinking about or are already using social media in a professional and/or personal capacity, it is important to always consider your online presence carefully, taking care of the boundaries between personal and professional use. It is also important to be aware of copyright issues when creating and sharing content online.

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A number of training and resources are available either online or through face-to-face sessions that offer guidance and support to help you develop your digital literacy in terms of Identity and Wellbeing, Communication, and Creativity in relation to using social media. These resources will be useful regardless of whether you are completely new to social media, looking to use a new platform, or just reviewing your current practices.

Social Media Platforms widely used by, or within, the University:

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Yammer and YouTube.

Online resources:

  • Getting Started with Social Media: this self-help website is currently being updated.
  • Learning Online: Managing Your Identity: this is a free FutureLearn course created by the University of Leeds that considers the major implications that online activities can have on real life and how to assess and enhance your online presence.

Further support

For face-to-face training and workshops, visit the Training Programmes page.