Category Archives: Higher Education

75 takeaways from #casesmc

Last week, I was back in Brighton to resume my role as co-chair of the CASE Europe Social Media and Community Conference and, yet again, it proved itself to be one of the very best sector social media events of the year.

With absolutely loads of help from my co-chair Marie-Rose Delauzun, and CASE’s Sophie Anderton, we pulled together a really awesome bill of speakers – even if I do say so myself! Continue reading 75 takeaways from #casesmc

10 reasons to join #casesmc this Spring!

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Now that the light at the end of the long tunnel that is January is in sight, it’s time to look forward to the Spring and one of the highlights of my professional calendar – the CASE Europe Social Media and Community Conference.

 Of course, I’m lucky enough to be co-chair of this awesome event – so I do have something of a vested interest. However, I’m genuinely excited about this year’s lineup and would love for plenty of you to join us in Brighton from 30-31 March. Continue reading 10 reasons to join #casesmc this Spring!

Live videos? Meh…some social media predictions for 2017

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Happy New Year everyone – how is 2017 treating you so far?

I had every intention of making this first post of the year a list of New Year’s resolutions – like I did 12 months ago – but, after sitting down to write them, well… Continue reading Live videos? Meh…some social media predictions for 2017

We’re all at it – why there’s no need to make campus porn your dirty little secret

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Hello, my name’s Dave and, like many of you reading this, I’m a campus pornaholic.

How’s that for an awkward opening sentence? Continue reading We’re all at it – why there’s no need to make campus porn your dirty little secret

35 things I took away from #youth_conf

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Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters at the Engaging Youth conference in London. I was speaking about Instagram and some of the things we’ve learnt using it at the University of Warwick.

As well as doing my speaking bit, I was also able to to hear most of the other sessions from the day – here’s a few things I took away from a busy conference. Continue reading 35 things I took away from #youth_conf

And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…LinkedIn is updating University Pages!

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Calling higher education social media managers – bookmark this Thursday, 15 September, right now! Why? Because something wonderful is coming, something we’ve wanted for ages…LinkedIn is finally merging University and Company Pages! Continue reading And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…LinkedIn is updating University Pages!

Macebearers, mortarboards and millions of impressions – how Warwick nailed its graduation coverage on social media

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Last week campus was awash with the unmistakable buzz of our summer degree ceremonies – six days where excited students descend on campus with their families and friends to make the journey from graduand to graduate. It’s easily one of the best weeks of the year and the positivity that fills the air all week also spreads onto social media. Continue reading Macebearers, mortarboards and millions of impressions – how Warwick nailed its graduation coverage on social media

29 things I learnt at #ConfDF – my first Discovering Futures Conference

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of heading down to that London to speak at the latest Discovering Futures event – a day focussed on using social media for student recruitment. My session was about Instagram (surprise, surprise!) and seemed to go well…thanks to those who sat in on it! Continue reading 29 things I learnt at #ConfDF – my first Discovering Futures Conference

15 excellent articles I read in April

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How about that, we’re A THIRD of the way through 2016 already – that’s a bit bonkers, isn’t it? Particularly when, despite the fact that it should definitely be Spring by now, it snowed last week. This year is a bit crazy. Continue reading 15 excellent articles I read in April