UofG Social Media Named Most Influential

Published: 3 November 2017

For the second month in a row the University of Glasgow social media channels have been ranked number 1 the UK according to rise.global

For the second month in a row the University of Glasgow social media channels have been ranked top most influential university in the UK according to rise.global.

The ranking system is based on Klout score which ranks engagement levels across many social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

UofG’s social channels are no stranger to the top spot and have been ranked as the most influential in UK higher education a total of 7 times since March 2017, coming 2nd only to Oxford University twice.

Commenting on the announcement, Senior Social and Digital Media Officer Daniel Marrable said: “The Social Media team is thrilled to be recognised in this way. We utilise our channels to reflect and share the amazing work done by colleagues across the university, our brilliant academics and of course our students to an ever growing digital community.

"We’re extremely lucky to never be short of high quality and engaging content. The success of UofG’s channels comes from the progressive culture instilled by the university’s senior management; we’re fortunate to work for an institution that understands the effectiveness and importance of having a strong digital presence. Go #TEAMUofG!”

Social Media Round Table

If you would like to find out how you can get involved with UofG’s social media, or would like to learn how to effectively use social media to communicate to your own audience; the team organises a ‘Social Media Round Table’ every few months.

The round table is open to everyone at the university and it’s a chance for people to come together, learn, and share ideas. Their next meeting is the 23 November. If you’re interested email the team: socialmedia@glasgow.ac.uk

The Social Media team sits within the Communications and Public Affairs office Directed by Peter Aitchison and is managed by Emma Gilmartin. 

First published: 3 November 2017