Get #SoMe, Social Media for Researchers

Provider business unit: Researcher Development »

Researchers are being told that social media is critical to career success – but there is a lot of confusion about how best to make use of these tools. Are you eager to start sharing your research, but don’t know where to start? Or does being on social media create performance anxiety? Join the @thesiswhisperer and @make_welcome to learn how to use social media to further your research career.

This course will give the participants, tools, approaches and strategies to incorporate social media into their own academic practice, but on their own terms. Researchers have limited time and energy to devote to online engagement – this course will teach you how to make the best use of your available time and create material for a wide range of social media platforms. Researchers from all levels are invited to participate.

Places in this course are limited so that you can experience a safe space to experiment, explore and learn from others. Graduates of this course will join a growing community of practice around social media at ANU. Some of whom have launched podcasts, trended number one in Australia on Twitter, and have gained social media roles in research settings.

The Researcher Development team start the 5 week Get #SoMe course on 9 July 2020. Expressions of interest are open, please note this opportunity is for ANU candidates and staff only. The timeline for the course is:

  • 1 June - Get #SoMe EOI's close at 9am.
  • 2 June - Confirmations of EOI's received sent
  • 3 June - Get #SoMe places offered with preparatory tasks sent to applicants 
  • 28 June - Preparatory tasks due by 9 am 
  • 9 July - Get #SoMe class 1, 2 - 5pm
  • 16 July - Get #SoMe class 2, 2-5pm
  • 23 July - Get #SoMe class 3, 2-5pm
  • 30 July - Get #SoMe class 4, 2-5pm
  • 6 August - Get #SoMe class 5, 2-5pm

Get #SoMe sessions are advertised in our monthly HDR Update which is mailed to all HDR candidates at the start of every month and on our website. If you have any question about #SoMe program to the research community for higher research students, please contact Victoria Firth-Smith victoria.firth-smith@anu.edu.au.