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Thu 13 Jun 2024

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Biological Sciences: Looking after your online presence - social media


This session discusses the benefits and challenges of maintaining an online presence as a researcher. Part of two sessions on this topic, this second session looks at using social media as a researcher. We will look at the practicalities and pros and cons of online engagement through tools such as Twitter/X, Mastodon, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Participants should expect to have the opportunity to critically evaluate the various options presented in this session with the overall aim of being better informed when deciding where to invest their time and efforts when building an academic presence online.

Target audience

Postgraduates, researchers and other interested professional services staff (e.g. technicians) based in the School of Biological Sciences departments and institutions.


This session will be delivered using Zoom so please ensure you have it installed ahead of the session. A joining link will be sent out as part of the booking confirmation process.

If you require any help before the session, such as accessibility support, please email the Genetics Librarian, Lucy Woolhouse (, for further assistance.

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The first part of this session discusses setting up your academic persona online and looks at tools such as Google Scholar, ORCID, and ResearchGate when assessing the pros and cons of online engagement through academic platforms.


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Biological Sciences Research Skills

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