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The UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and

the Graduate Research School present

Socialising Your
A workshop for postgraduate students
and early career researchers

Event Details
When: Monday 2 May 2016

8.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Seminar Room One,

The University Club of

Western Australia
Free, but registration is

Registration is required by 30 April.
Places are limited and subject to
availability, early registration is advised.
This workshop will provide two related
modules designed to assist you in
promoting your research beyond
the academic community. It is open
to postgraduate students and early
career researchers from all of Perth’s

Institute of Advanced Studies
The University of Western Australia
M021 Perth WA 6009 Australia
Tel: +61 8 6488 1340

Developing a Scholarly Web Presence and Using Social Media
Dr Tama Lever, Senior Lecturer, Department of Internet Studies, Curtin University
Whether your future lies in academia or other professions,
building and maintaining a scholarly and professional
profile online can be an important and strategic part of
candidature. If a potential collaborator or employer can’t
Google your name and discover details of research expertise
and how to contact you, then for many people you don’t
exist! In this workshop Dr Leaver will give an overview of
the tools available for building an online presence (blogs,
social networks, bespoke profiles such as, citation presences such
as Google Scholar) and examine some of the questions it’s worth asking before you
leap online, including: should I set up a blog? Which free tools are best for me to
establish an online presence? Who owns my writing or pictures if I post them online?
Are Facebook or Twitter useful tools for networking with colleagues and scholars?
How do you balance Facebook as a place for sharing personal information versus
a place for building a scholarly profile? What exactly is Twitter, what’s a conference
‘backchannel’, and why do more and more academic conferences have an official

How to Get the Media to Notice your Research
David Stacey, University Media Manager, The University of Western Australia
This session is designed to give you a better understanding
of the media – how the media works and how to make
the media work for you. You’ll get information on how to
attract journalists to your research, how to engage with the
media once your work has been noticed, and how to handle
media attention once you’ve got it. There will be tips and
techniques for media interviews, with traps and tricks that
journalists use. Find out how to handle difficult interviews,
hear what you can expect from media coverage and gain an insight into Perth’s local
media organisations.
CRICOS Provider Code: 00126G