Twitter ("X") for Academic Networking (Webinar)
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This webinar is run by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

This course is a WEBINAR and therefore will take place online. A link to access the webinar will be sent to you a few days in advance of the course.

Aims/ Objectives:

  • Understand what Twitter is and how it can be used to build your own academic profile
  • Look at some practical ways to create content, interact, and manage your account
  • Reflect on why you might (or might not) want to engage with Twitter or other forms of social media
  • Think about the potential downsides and look at some examples of when things go wrong

Please note that this course is an introductory level one and so the content is aimed at those who are not familiar with Twitter. The first hour of the session will provide a practical demonstration related to the creation of a Twitter profile, how to follow other users, engagement with hashtags, creation of lists, use of social media management tools, and will highlight the University social media policy. The second hour of the session will look at both the opportunities and challenges of using Twitter for networking purposes.    

This session will focus on Twitter, and its use in an academic context, although many of the principles we will go through can be transferred to other social media platforms. 

This course forms a part of the "Communicating your Research using Social Media" pathway. 

Is this session(s) fully booked?

If this session is fully booked why not fill out this form: - the course leader will then contact you when the next instances are released and available for booking. We also recommend that you add yourself to the waiting list too just in case a place becomes free!

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access MS Teams
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Use MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course

Booking Conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.


Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course04 June 202404 June 20241:00pm - 3:00pm9