Facebook for researchers

Facebook is a popular social networking website that is increasingly being used by academics to share research, engage in conversations and publicise events to new audiences.

About Facebook

  • Create a Facebook ‘page’ to engage audiences with your research
  • Share text, images, videos and web links from a post
  • Engage with your audience by liking or responding to their comments
  • Posts made to your group or page will appear in your newsfeed
  • Download the Facebook app or log in through a web browser.

Get started

Start sharing your research

  • Use the Share option to post to a group, on an event page, or on a page that you manage
  • Use Share to your page to select what you want to share the content to, add commentary and share the link
  • Share images and videos from your Gallery, take a new one to upload, or update your story
  • Members of your page get an alert when you add a new post, so they never miss a thing.

Make your content accessible for everyone

Use the accessible content checklist to create a blog that is quicker and easier for everyone to understand and use, regardless of individal need. Making your online content accessibleis also a legal rquirement for universities. It's simple to do and makes a big difference.

Start a poll

  • Click the 'Questions' tab and then write the question you want to ask.  Leave the answer open or add options to choose from
  • Use the Facebook Poll app to get answers to your questions.

Promote an event

  • Tell your followers about talks, conferences or other events where they can find out about your research
  • Open events can be seen by anyone, and anyone can send an invitation
  • Closed events are visible to anyone but only those invited can see the details
  • Secret events can be seen only those who are invited.

Facebook at the University of Kent

Kent's Facebook wall is open and anyone may post Kent-related news, thoughts, questions, videos and photos. The page is also regularly updated with posts about events, news articles and other happenings on campus.  

Get support

Click the button below to email the Research and Scholarly Communication team about social media for researchers.  

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