Category Archives: Postgraduates and Social Media

10 SEO Tips for Academic and Teaching Blogs

This is the third post in a series of guest posts by Emily Bowles on social media and teaching. You can read the first one on Twitter in the classroom here, and the second one on using rotation curation Twitter accounts heEmily Bowles, … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Scoffing at Blogging: A Converted Public History Postgrad

By Emma Fleming Emma Fleming

When I sat in my first undergraduate seminar at university, the class was told that a learning diary was compulsory. I couldn’t have been more uninspired, unenthusiastic or determined not to produce a notebook filled with forced wishy-washy scribbles... Needless to say, after four … Continue Reading ››

Online learning helps students prepare for postgraduate research

Listen here to Cleo Chalk and John England talk about how online research and blogging for the Writing Lives website on working-class autobiography inspired them to go on to postgraduate study. (Scroll down to the second video - 3.45 mins). Cleo has started a fully-funded PhD on contemporary dystopian fiction at Lancaster University … Continue Reading ››

Using social media to find your academic voice

Following on from my blog post on using Twitter as a student and as an educator, I wanted to talk about the ways in which social media helps students at every level of study, in every subject, develop a stronger sense of their own academic voice. Academic voice is something that many students really … Continue Reading ››

Blogging: What’s in it for PhD students?

Should PhD students blog and when should they start blogging? Two years ago Laura Mair began her blog Victorian Ragged Schools<http://raggedschools.blogspot.co.uk/>. Here she tells us what she gets out of blogging, how it complements her postgraduate research and how it helps her build a scholarly profile and online presence. I am the creator of … Continue Reading ››