IMSLN workshop on using Social Media to promote their services

The IMLSN ran a half day workshop on Monday the 24th of August on the use of Social Media to advertise services to students.

The sessions were designed to be presentation and discussion sessions, with participants being actively encouraged to ask questions. Participants were advised to bring laptop, tablets or smart phones with them.

One of the sessions was run by Dr Cheryl Voake-Jones and Emma Collins-Jones from the University of Bath. Dr Voake-Jones’ presentation is available to download. They presented results from a national survey on how support services are advertised in the UK, and presented details from a handbook soon to be launched by sigma on how best to use social media to advertise support services to students. In addition, different offices within Maynooth University presented on how they use social media to advertise events etc.

The sessions ran from 11-12:30 and 1:30-3, with free coffee from 10:30-11 and free lunch from 12:30-1:30.

Location
The workshop was hosted by the Mathematics Support Centre in Maynooth University.

Registration
The workshop was supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, so there was no registration fee and lunch and coffee were free. 31 people attended.
Kind Regards,
The IMLSN committee and local organiser, Dr. Ciar?n Mac an Bhaird.