Ready for #SUSoMe ‘Social Media for Professional Use’ by @wlasinclair

Back in January I held the first Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 08.50.43meeting of the Social Media Special Interest Group in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences at the University of Salford. One of my actions from the meeting was to plan a showcase of good practice examples to show staff how they could use social media in their work. In the planning, I met with Dr Leslie Robinson (Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography) who also wanted to showcase good practice examples, and so the planning for this event began. Fast forward to June 2015 and we now have a free event for staff and students (and friends of the university) planned for Wednesday 24th June 2015.

We have a great programme exploring three themes:Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 08.46.03

  • Professional Networking
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research

Our speakers are a range of healthcare professionals, students, patients and we are also privileged to have Professor Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media at the University of Salford.

I’m very pleased to say that our Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 08.54.48keynote speaker is Registered Nurse Teresa Chinn MBE who is the founder of @WeNurses and WeCommunities. Teresa recently received her MBE for services to nursing through social media.

Teresa is a great supporter of Salford University and our @nursingSUni account

She will be broadcasting her session live via Periscope and you can read more about this here http://www.wecommunities.org/blogs/105

The event aims to demonstrate good practice examples of using social media as a professional. If you aren’t physically joining us, we’d really like you to virtually join us on Twitter or Facebook leading up to the event and on the day

Like and share our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/SUsocialmedia

Search for the Twitter hashtag #SUSoMe

We are making brave steps forward in using Social Media as professionals at The University of Salford and so I hope that this event is the first of many. It is however, the first time I’ve been involved in organising such an event, which brings both nerves and excitement with it. Will anyone come? Will people enjoy it? Will people get value from it? I don’t know for sure, but I believe everyone who attends will take something from it!

So if you are a staff member, a student or a friend of the University of Salford, please join us on the day by booking through eventbrite.

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