Guidance for students on using social media effectively

social media guidance leaflets

Sheffield Hallam University

Social media is a constantly evolving landscape of tools and functionality that affects the way that most of us live, learn and work. Regardless of how you currently use (or don’t use) it, as an educator or as a student and developing professional, it is important to understand how social media can impact on your learning, your current or future professional identity and your employability.

At Sheffield Hallam University we have developed a collection of resources which have been designed to help you take as much control as possible of social media and your digital identity, and to find out how you can use it to support you. As a student your use of social media may be to support your studies and improve your employability. As an educator it may be to develop your online presence, and to share your research and publications.

Using social media for learning – Make social media work for you and stand out from the crowd by identifying and harnessing opportunities.

Managing your digital footprint – Four ways to stop your social media past damaging your real-life future; simple steps to clean up and manage your social media identity.

How to use social media responsibly – How your personal use of social media relates to the University’s rules and regulations; what is inappropriate, and the associated consequences

Using social media to enhance your employability – Outlining the ways in which social media can improve your employability and develop a satisfying career.

Staying safe online – your guide to IT security – Advice on avoiding identity theft and online fraud; staying safe and protecting your equipment and information.

Permission to re-use

The leaflets have been given a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

This means you are free to:
Share – copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt – remix, transform, and build upon the material.

About Sue Beckingham

A National Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer in Computing with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.
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  1. Pingback: Digital Citizenship: Why both proactive AND experiential knowledge are important | Social Media for Learning

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