RMIT's social media team is responsible for planning, creating and publishing content on RMIT's brand accounts and works with stakeholders across the University to amplify University content to the wider community via these channels.
For researchers seeking advice on how to get the most out of their own social media accounts, the team delivers training in collaboration with the RMIT Library. Additional sessions can be arranged by appointment and the team can be contacted directly at any time to provide:
The team can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Career Development Team has Careers Consultants and Job Shop Assistants available to assist current RMIT students and recent graduates (12 months post-completion).
Regarding social media activities, the Job Shop and Careers Consultants can offer the following services:
The Library has a team of Teaching and Research Librarians and Academic Skills Advisors available to assist staff and students in the use of library services and resources. We can support you with:
Copyright-related queries may be sent to email@example.com
Knowing how to clearly and confidently convey the impact and benefit of your research to the wider community is vital. Academic staff and research students looking to develop communication and media skills, including how to build their online identity, are encouraged to complete the online modules Essentials of Media Engagement.
The staff module is designed to provide essential knowledge on how to engage with media effectively. Part One covers topics including the changing media landscape and how to pitch your research and expertise, while Part Two looks at techniques for effective interviews, developing strong key messages, social media engagement and post-story management. Each Part takes around 30 minutes to complete and is self-directed.
For HDR Students a unique module exists. This module is designed to give students the essential knowledge to engage with media effectively. The module educates students about how to gain a better understanding of today’s media environment, learn practical tips and develop communication skills that are highly transferable - from presentations and panels to grant applications.
Following is a list of resources that can assist with using social media in academia: