Surrey Social Media

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


We’ve mentioned hashtags before, emphasising how valuable they can be, whether it’s to help increase the reach of your tweet, find content that’s interesting or connect you with like-minded individuals. Here, we explain a little more about hashtags, how to use them and where you’ll find them handy. If you’re just getting started with social […]

Getting started with Twitter

Twitter is a ‘microblogging’ platform which limits you to posts of 140 characters. There are over 214 million active users every month, 181 million of these connecting to Twitter using mobile devices. Here we list some considerations to ensure you’re making the most out of Twitter. Listen Twitter is perfect for listening to chatter about […]

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 […]

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