Raise your Academic profile: How to contribute effectively to media channels

University House - Room 205
Wednesday 8 June 2016 (13:30-14:30)

With an informal drop in session with The Conversation from 14:30 - 15.30

Hosted by Professor Isabelle Szmigin this session is open to all academics and aims to increase your knowledge and confidence when using media channels for your research promotion and current affairs commentary.  During the hour you will be informed by colleagues of best practices and how to raise your academic profile.

Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics, will demonstrate his professional use of social media channels along with a presentation from The Conversation. 

Lunch will be served from 13:30 with a prompt start at 13.40. There will also be an additional opportunity to discuss article ideas with Annabell Bligh from The Conversation following the lunch and learn.


If you wish to attend the lunch and learn on Wednesday 8th June please complete and submit the form by following the link below and we will contact you with further details of the event in due course.

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13.30 -  Lunch
13.40 -  Introduction - Isabelle Szmigin The Department of Marketing Professor of Marketing
13.45 -  An Academic Case Study - Professor Scott Lucas Department of Political Science and International Studies Professor of American Studies
14.00 -  The Conversation - Annabel Bligh
14.15 -  Digital Communications Manager Mike Whitehouse - Social media best practice and the University social media channels
14.25 -  Wrap up and questions 
14.30 -  Optional Informal drop in session with Annabel Bligh from The Conversation to discuss article ideas

Key speakers in attendance: 

Professor Isabelle Szmigin
Professor of Marketing
Twitter: @IsabelleSzmigin

Professor Scott Lucas
Professor of American Studies
Twitter: @ScottLucas_EA

Annabel Bligh
The Conversation
Twitter @ConversationUK

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