Student Workshop – Wednesday 1st October
The Society is pleased to continue to support its student members. The annual conference offers a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with the Society and make important connections in the field of entomology. It also provides a platform to access and share entomological research, partake in workshops and competitions, and the chance to advance your professional growth and receive recognition from peers. This year the Society is once again pleased to offer a free workshop for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This year’s session will be on the afternoon of Wednesday 1stOctober and focus on building an engaged digital profile.
Communicating Research through Social Media
There’s been a lot of buzz about using social media and using it to boost your citations and research profile, but is it all too good to be true? Being on social media is all about joining conversations and being a part of communities. It’s not about broadcasting information and self-advertising. This session focuses on how to get the most out of social media as a researcher, and how to be savvy about managing your online professional and personal identities. It gives you practical ways to communicate your research to a wider audience and will present you with real examples of how it’s done well…and not so well.
Dr Tseen Khoo (@tseenster) is a lecturer in the Research Education and Development (RED) Unit at La Trobe University. She is one half of the Research Whisperer team (@researchwhisper), a blog focused on academic research cultures and finding research funding. For more on Tseen, visit http://about.me/tseenkhoo