Surrey Social Media

A blog about all things social media at the University of Surrey.

Using Social Media For Events: Jim Meets… Ruby Wax

Last week was the University’s very first Mental Health Awareness Week, aiming to help eradicate the stigma associated with mental health and to raise awareness of the conditions which affect every 1 in 4 people in the UK. There were lots of events going on throughout the week for both Surrey students and staff, ranging from […]


Blogging – where should I begin?

What are the benefits of blogging? Blogging lets you showcase your knowledge, expertise and opinions within your specific field. By posting blogs (and sharing your blog on social media) you can create a following, raise your own profile and improve your reputation within your industry. Initial thoughts Before you start posting, it’s important to outline what […]


Optimise your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is the largest professional network, offering fantastic opportunities to connect with industry professionals in your field. There are 322 million professionals on LinkedIn spanning across over 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn provides you with a professional profile, not unlike an online CV. However, this is not the only feature LinkedIn offers. You can connect […]


Social media privacy – are your settings up to scratch?

Channels such as Facebook and Twitter have for many become an integral part of life, from helping families stay in touch to keeping up with the latest news. Social media can also be a powerful tool, allowing you to build your online reputation, showcase your expertise and connect with like-minded individuals. However as it increasingly […]


Listen, be found, be heard, be relevant

As a University we are active across a number of social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn. Every day we engage with people who have an interest in us, either as a business, as an employer or as an educational institution. We receive a wealth of customer feedback, which as an external-facing […]


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