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Our social media policy

22 Jul 2020

Guidance available to help colleagues use platforms correctly

Social media

As we are becoming more reliant on social media to communicate messages during our time away from campus, we thought it would be useful to remind everyone about our Social Media Policy.

Our University recognises and embraces the benefits and opportunities that social media can bring. It can be used to share news, information and successes, publicise research, keep staff and students up to date with important developments and promote healthy academic debate about areas of research and teaching.

The University understands that the majority of staff and students will be using social media in one form or another, whether personally, professionally or both. Our Social Media Policy provides information to staff on how to use social media appropriately and effectively, both personally and for work-related purposes. The University encourages staff to engage, collaborate, learn and innovate through social media, whilst being aware of the potential impact on staff, students and the University if it is used inappropriately.

You can access the full policy:

The policy is here to ensure we are all using these powerful tools in an appropriate, respectful and informative way and we encourage everyone to use them in this way.