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Social Media for Scientists

May 9 @ 10:30 - 12:30

Thanks to the NERC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Flexible Funding Award, we are pleased to offer this FREE training session. 

Step into the vibrant world of social media with science communicator, Sam Langford! Discover the secrets of the ever-evolving social media landscape in a session designed to empower you with the tools for impactful and inclusive public engagement.

Forget the overwhelm – in this interactive journey, we’ll demystify social media, exploring a variety of platforms and uncovering strategies to maximize your efficiency. We’ll dive into the algorithms driving these platforms and learn how to navigate them like a pro.

But it’s not just about the technicalities – we’ll also delve into the art of using social media inclusively, with a focus on how to make sure you create accessible and diverse content for a variety of audiences, taking their needs and requirements into consideration for everything you do. Get ready for an inspiring dive into real success stories, dissecting what makes them tick and how you can replicate their triumphs to bring your work and interests to public audiences on a global scale.

Sam Langford

Sam (He/Him) is an award winning LGBTQIA+ science communicator, public engagement consultant, producer, event coordinator & content creator.

He creates high quality, inclusive experiences for public audiences and is an advocate for hybrid events. He is passionate about using games for engagement, including board games, TTRPGs and escape rooms and is the social media manager for Festival of the Spoken Nerd and Science & Sorcery. His past work has included the creation of the viral sensation, Global Science Show which encouraged anyone, anywhere, to share a little slice of science across social media, and Science is a Drag!, an online series of events celebrating the queer side of STEM. Find out more on Sam’s website.


May 9
10:30 - 12:30
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