Create an account
- Register using your true name as LinkedIn do not allow the use of pseudonyms
- Use an email that is personally associated with you
- Upload a recent and professional profile photograph
- Add a headline to attract the people and professionals with whom you want to connect
Build your profile
Write a summary for your 'About' section that tells your professional story. Include your scholarly interests and expertise, teaching activities, demonstrate your authority and expertise, and share your future aims and ambitions
Add your professional roles, including voluntary, to demonstrate your experiences. Include your role titles, their start and end dates, and write a description of the role. You can also assign Skills and Media to each role from other sections in your LinkedIn profile.
Add your education history and qualifications to enhance your academic profile and underpin your subject authority and expertise.
Add projects you have led or been involved with, share the project hyperlink, and add a description of the project. You can also assign Skills, Media and any role assocations from other sections in your LinkedIn profile.
Add skills to your profile by clicking the 'plus button' in the Skills section. Once a skill is added you can link this with specific roles,projects, publications, courses, honors and awards and endorsements, listed in other sections in your LinkedIn profile.
Automatically share the endorsements you have received via LinkedIn from other professionals who have worked with you.
Share your publications, provide a publication hyperlink, add a description of the publication, and link with any co-authors of the works.
Honors and Awards
Include any honors or awards that you have received. Add a description to capture the reason for the award, which will further enhance your academic profile.
Connect with people
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.
Consent, copyright and data protection
Engage with your audiences
LinkedIn at the University of Kent
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