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Social Media for PhD Researchers

23rd January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

23 January 2020



Social Media for PhD Researchers

Alan Meban

Ulster University

Belfast campus (Room BA-03-019)




Workshop Description

Over two hours we’ll look at how social media tools can be used confidently to develop your professional reputation as a researcher and establish a network among other academics working in your field. The two-hour session will be followed by an hour-long clinic where you can stay behind to talk over questions, challenges and concerns one-to-one.


What will you learn?

  • Refresh your understanding of the way some of the popular tools work.
  • Work through five principles for creating effective and engaging online content.
  • Consider 20 practical ideas of how you can use social media to communicate efficiently and influentially about your research and conferences make an influence.
  • Finally, we will assess some gaffs made by other people, so you learn how to stay out of trouble!



Alan Meban is a prominent blogger in Northern Ireland and a previous winner of Slugger O’Toole’s Political Blogger of the Year award. Better known online as @alaninbelfast he posts about politics, processes, accountability and transparency on Slugger O’Toole. On his own blog Alan in Belfast he airs views and reviews about arts and culture. As a freelance journalist he can often he found writing and reporting from civic, academic and political events, chairing discussions, commentating in the media, and live-tweeting, streaming and recording lectures and conferences. He is a member of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland and chairs the FactCheckNI advisory group.


Registration link to follow. Please email [email protected] with any queries in the meantime


23rd January 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC