Going Social

Going Social: Young, Gifted and Blocked

Going Social: Young, Gifted and Blocked

Let Us Learn is a campaign advocating for and run by young people who were born overseas but have called the UK home since childhood; who have been educated in the British schooling system and yet when they reach university age, apply, only to discover they face international fees and are not eligible for student loans.

LinkedIn-stitution: How universities and students use the professional social networking site

LinkedIn-stitution: How universities and students use the professional social networking site

Every month we show how British universities are harnessing the likes  of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in various weird and wonderful ways. But how should and do they make use of the world’s largest professional networking site, LinkedIn?

And the best university YouTube film award goes to...

And the best university YouTube film award goes to...

Vibrant, interactive and innovative social media campaigns have become the mainstay for the majority of universities clamouring to build a connection with potential applicants before the all important UCAS deadline in January. We’ve taken a look at our three favourite YouTube films that universities have commissioned...

#FreshersWeek17 - From Bongo Bingo to Massaoke

#FreshersWeek17 - From Bongo Bingo to Massaoke

#Fresher’sWeek17 is fast approaching with its usual mix of club nights, pub crawls and live music. In a departure from the usual Going Social post we’ve done some digging and trawled through the online Ents lists up and down the country to uncover some of the more unusual, hidden gems on offer...

Breezin’ through the season: helping your students through exams

Breezin’ through the season: helping your students through exams

It’s that time of year again. Exam season, exam term, exam month. Whatever your university calls it, students everywhere have already begun nesting in the library. We’ve collated our top initiatives universities have employed to help their students breeze through exam season...

Calling all universities: Twitter is for more than just student marketing…

Calling all universities: Twitter is for more than just student marketing…

A recent study found that universities in the U.S. are failing to use Twitter as little more than a marketing tool, ‘to broadcast information or to highlight positive aspects of their institution’*. Evidence of universities using Twitter to engage in dialogue with the wider community are few and far between...