Student Social Media Showcase 2015


#2015SSMS launched 3rd July online this year to some social media buzz. Great response, especially from Digital Marketing students at Brighton Business School. All 33 of the selected video presentations are online at the website and will stay live for 3 years with the main intention of enabling these talented students to link to them in their online CVs.

But more than that, the videos offer us some insights into the use of social media for research and corporate marketing impact. Students, companies and academics can gain something from this site, and the ongoing commitment we have at Brighton through the Business ELearning Group to support and stimulate dissemination of student work.

The Showcase started last year as a pre-conference event prior to the inaugural European Conference in Social Media, hosted at Brighton Business School, and which this year will be held next week in Portugal. Social media is not all about good news as any open communications medium can share bad as well as good intent, which is a good reason for academics to learn more about it. There is an excellent reading list at this link from LSE.

Our experiences with the SSMS both as a physical event in 2014 attended by uni students and local schoolchildren and online this year will be discussed in a forthcoming paper at ALT C 2015 in Manchester, and we look forward to updating and offering an event again in 2016. Email S.L.Greener@brighton.ac.uk if you would like more information nearer the time. Meanwhile it’s worth exploring the site at blogs.brighton.ac.uk/SSMS 

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