Social media

Social media is a great way of interacting with a wide variety of audiences including students, staff, alumni and the wider academic community. Unlike other forms of communication, social media allows us to listen to what our audiences have to say, not just broadcast our messages at them.

Why we engage in social media

The University has official presences on social media in order to:

  • monitor and manage the University’s reputation
  • engage with a range of audiences including current students and alumni
  • raise the profile of our research and showcase its excellence
  • promote our courses to prospective students
  • promote our services
  • deliver good customer service to our stakeholders

Our 'hub and spoke' model

We have adopted a hub and spoke model, in which all departments and services can start social media initiatives. Our central social media group manages the main University accounts and monitors other activity around the University.

Getting started

Please read our guidelines carefully before diving in to social media.

  1. Getting started
  2. Official accounts
  3. Twitter
  4. Facebook
  5. Other social media platforms
  6. Getting the most out of social media
  7. Other resources

Contact us

Our social media team is on hand to offer guidance and share best practice. If you have something you would like us to consider promoting via the central channels please contact us with your request.

You can get in touch with the social media team by emailing us:

Main accounts

Registered accounts