Thursday, 20 November 2014

Social Media Who to Follow Webinar

I was delighted to be invited to take part as a presenter on the Student to Stemette webinar on the 19 November.

The theme for the session was Social Media who to follow.

I was invited as a representative from academia, along with two other presenters from industry and recruitment. We were each asked to speak for approximately 10 minutes to share our experiences of social media with students who are part of the Student to Stemette programme. My talk shared how social media can be used to connect, communicate, collaborate, curate and create. I spoke about the value of building a personal learning network through LinkedIn and Twitter, where we can engage in conversations, ask questions and share useful information. You can hear what I said in the video below (I am the first of the the three presenters). 

At the end of our presentations we took questions from the participants. It was wonderful to see their enthusiasm and interest in how they can develop their digital presence. Student Mary Akinyemi who is studying maths at the University of Exeter writes a blog called QUIRKY RAMBLINGS & SEASHELLS - A great example of how we can all can develop our writing skills and share interesting posts. These can be personal interests or linked to the academic subject area we are studying or working in. 

What is Student to Stemette?

Student to Stemette is bringing together girls aged 16+ and women currently working in STEM. A cohort of girls have been given the fantastic opportunity to build a one-on-one relationship with mentors. In addition a series of public webinars provide advice, guidance and connections from a network of other women working in STEM.

This first Student to Stemette mentoring cohort have been matched with 'Big Stemettes' currently working at Deutsche Bank. They all have STEM backgrounds and are helping their mentees explore the different paths on which they can use their STEM skillset. They will share their skills, time and their own networks. Student to Stemette is currently part of Deutsche Bank's current wider Born to Be Youth Engagement programme.


Below are just some of the channels you can learn more about the Stemettes:

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sue,

    Once again, thank you so much for being part of this week's Stemette webinar. Finding about it and being able to take part really improved and widened my knowledge about social media and the best ways to use it efficiently and productively.

    In addition to that, thank you ever so much for mentioning me in this post! I hope to return the favour soon and will let you know as soon as I do ;)

    Wishing you all the best with your roles as a valued education developer and associate lecturer, and the other roles you're currently in!

    Very warm regards,

    Mary Akinyemi
    MMathematics with Professional Experience
    College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
    University of Exeter