Social Media is of growing importance and all members of the University community are encouraged to use it as a tool to interact and communicate, and to assist them with their work and studies. Aston has a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Snapchat already and will keep adding to them as new channels gain in strength.
Social media is a challenge as well as an opportunity. There are pitfalls. This is why we have developed a new social media policy and some user-friendly guidelines to help staff and students to use the new media effectively whilst avoiding the pitfalls:
Social Media Policy, and specific advice on User Generated Content and Closed Media Sites
Staff Guide - Getting the most from Social Media whilst avoiding common pitfalls
Students' Brief Guide to Using Social Media (printer friendly version)
The Web Marketing Team provide detailed advice and assistance for staff wishing to set up or develop social media content.