How Social Media can shape your Student Experience (Part 1)
It is no secret that social media has changed the way we communicate with one another. No longer are we just sharing our personal pictures, opinions and experiences; professional organisations have quickly discovered that social media is a powerful tool to reach a larger audience. In particular, Universities are using social media to engage with students, especially prospective students and their parents who are looking for insights into the campus culture. Today’s blog post will discuss the main social media platforms Queen Mary uses (for a complete list please check out our social media directory!).
21 July 2015
Our latest social media channel - Instagram!
Queen Mary’s Instagram account is used to promote the student experience. This includes posting pictures of events on and off campus, and showcasing London life. We aim to provide a variety of content, encompassing a range of opportunities, both academic and personal. Instagram allows us to share these experiences instantaneously, and provides students with the ability to like, comment and ask us questions. We manage this account 7 days a week and are available most hours of the day (especially if we are up late working on an assignment!). Social media is about creating a conversation with users so please let us know what you are thinking. If you are a future student considering studying with us, following this account and #futureQMUL will provide insight into student life and culture at Queen Mary. We also try to engage with our current students and maintain contact with our alumni - so please keep sharing your memories about studying with us!
QMUL on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Our Facebook page and Twitter account are used to post relevant news and events updates from the University. Make sure you like and follow us to keep informed! Again, we also encourage comments and questions, and these platforms usually allow for a quicker response then emailing the University directly.
Finally, if you are looking for more visual experience of the University, check out our YouTube page for a variety of videos ranging from student life and services (such as careers and facilities), to research and further information about your area of interest.
Keep an eye out for part two of this blog, which looks at how students can particularly benefit from social media as an academic aid and for career advancement! Let us know if you'd like to see Queen Mary on any social media channels that we don't currently have a presence on in the comments section below.
- Carolyn Minaudo is a final year student at Queen Mary, studying an accelerated two-year Law degree. Originally from Toronto, she also has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Political Science from Queen’s University in Canada. Carolyn came to London for the first time to begin studying at QMUL and hopes through sharing her student experience you’ll be inspired to join her!