Developing your academic digital footprint

We live in a knowledge economy that is increasingly digitised, but are researchers equipped to communicate their research and engage professionally and credibly in this space?

This guidance is aimed at research students and staff, and the materials on this page will help you begin to think strategically about your online identity—to present a visible, consistent, credible online presence and message, and engaging professionally with social media.

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University resources

Recommended external resources

The following resources are a worthwhile investment in time. Each will add layers to your understanding of profiles, strategies to use and develop them. The articles showcase useful examples of best practice in self-promotion and communications. While much of this advice is from the scientific research sector, it is broadly applicable across academia.