SOAS University of London


Expanding And Assessing the impact of your research through social media

Michelle Beckett

Date: 27 March 2018Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 27 March 2018Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Room 232

Type of Event: Training

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Workshop Aims
To learn about how social media could contribute to generate research impact as well as to provide evidence of impact

Specific Objectives
In this workshop we will be looking at social media and their potential- as well as challenges – in accelerating impact in academic research. We will discuss good and poor practices for Academics interested in using social media to communicate their research finding and engage with the wider public. We will look at how social media could contribute to generate impact as well as to assess and gather evidence of impact achieved. We will be looking at lessons learnt from REF 2014 in using social media as source of evidence of impact.

About the facilitator
Michelle Beckett is Founder and CEO at ADHD Action- Campaigning and building awareness using the power of people's stories. She provides training, consultancy, delivery, speaking and events on a variety of subjects that relate to relationships and engagement – including social media. She recently won an award from LinkedIn for being the most connected and engaged woman in the non-profit sector; she is a regular guest panellist at 'Question Time' style events and round table discussions, and am a conference speaker on various subjects.

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