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Social Media Week 18-22 February

19 February 2013

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It’s Social Media Week this week, raising worldwide awareness of the impact of social media and how it helps communities and individuals learn and share ideas and information.

At Westminster, we are investing in the use of use of digital tools in the running of our business, and the delivery of teaching and learning. We provide access to a range of tools to enable the University's staff and student community to interact, engage and work together effectively.

Digital tools aren’t just key to teaching and learning while studying at Westminster. Skills in digital literacy can also improve your chances of landing a job after graduation.

We are currently working on a JISC-funded research project, ‘DigitISE’, which is exploring the role digital literacy plays in improving students’ employability.

The project is also hosting the ‘Get the Digital Edge’ event on 21 March at Marylebone. You are welcome to come along to find out how to use digital skills to get a job, and what to be aware of while in the world of work.

Throughout the year the student IT training team and the Academic Liaison Team offer free courses and training on using digital tools and software to support your studies and job searches.

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About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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