UofG’s Mannequin Challenge


UofG’s annual festive video has been doing the rounds for the past three years now and, as a huge fan of all things Christmas, it’s definitely my favourite part of the job. The project is a real collaborative project, bringing together colleagues from MaRIO, Communications & Public Affairs and GUST, our student television gurus. We started back in 2014 with a…

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Top 6 Content Creation Hacks of 2016


Tash and I had the difficult, yet enjoyable, task of creating the end of year video for our UofG social media channels. Difficult, only because we’ve been able to cram so much into one year it’s actually a little bit mind boggling, and extremely hard to choose the best bits. Without ruining the video for you (which is at the bottom…

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November Round Up


November Highlights Social Media Student Officers This month we recruited a group of students to join our team as social media student officers. They will be helping to create content from a student perspective and get lots of training along the way to help with their own career development. We originally planned to recruit five officers but the pool of…

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UofG Snapchat Secrets…shhhh


The University of Glasgow’s Snapchat (UofGlasgow) account turns one this month, and there’s no coincidence that it’s my one year anniversary at UofG too! I signed UofG up for Snapchat within my first week here, and to be honest, I didn’t have much of a plan on how we were actually going to use it…let alone measure it. But after…

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October Round up


October Highlights #UofGAutumn Our campus has been looking particularly lovely this month as we have enjoyed the driest October for 65 years! To showcase our pretty campus, we have been encouraging our community to use #UofGAutumn to post photos of campus. We have been sharing the best ones through our main channels and supplementing with some of our own –…

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September Social Media Round Up


As September arrived so did our UofG students and it was good to have them back! Read on for the social media highlights of the month. September Highlights Freshers’ Week Freshers’ Week was a big focal point of September. With a host of events on campus from the Freshers’ Fair to campus tours; Sports Tasters to Ceilidhs, there was loads…

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Facebook 360° Photo Spheres


On the evening of June 9th 2016 Facebook introduced support for viewing 360° photos and photo spheres. On the morning of June 10th, the Development & Alumni Office posted a photo sphere of the Cloisters. Was it the first use of photo spheres on Facebook by a University? If not, it was certainly close. Here’s how you can start creating photo…

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Personalised GIFs – Hello UofG


As exam results landed through thousands of letter boxes (and inboxes!) across the country there were many happy students proclaiming their excitement about securing university places on social media. We wanted to share in this excitement and congratulate our new students – and what better way than through personalized GIFs! MAKING THE GIFS A few weeks before Scottish Higher Results…

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#TeamUofG


Now that the RIO Olympics are all wrapped up and we’re well on our way into the Paras, we think a quick recap of what we did across our Social Media channels is in order. We have two current UofG students who competed in the Olympics this year: Laura Muir (Runner) – UofG Veterinary Medicine Camilla Hattersley (Swimmer) – UofG Aeronautical Engineering…

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