Using social media

What is social media?

Social media allows you to publish your own content online. Be it words, images, video or audio, there's an ever-growing range of social media channels available for getting your material out there, each with its own particular strengths and features.

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram are some of the most popular. Find out which social media platform is best for which audience and content type, and how to get the most out of them in our getting started guide.

Why use social media?

Social media can bring a number of benefits to your professional life. It can help you get your science out to an audience beyond your academic community - such as the public, media and policymakers.

You can also use it to build your professional and personal networks, maintain contact with colleagues, engage in conversation on topical issues, and keep your finger on the pulse of developments and debates in your field and more widely.

NERC on social media

To keep up to date with funding news, PhD opportunities, NERC publications and events, follow us on Twitter @NERCScience - external link.

You can also visit the NERC page on Facebook - external link, connect with NERC on LinkedIn - external link or watch our latest videos on our YouTube channel - external link.