Social Media lecture to Newcastle Uni MSc students

by Justin Souter on May 19, 2010


I had been asked by Katie Wray, Curriculum Development Officer in the Careers Service at Newcastle University to present to the  MSc Renewable Energy, Enterprise & Management course, which I did yesterday.

I think only one person feel asleep, which I hope was reasonable indication of success! ;-)

There seemed to be a wide range of backgrounds, employers, nationalities etc., so an interesting class.

Course description

First delivered in 2008, the MSc in Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management (REEM) provides fully integrated renewable energy management and enterprise training in order to deliver a broad view of the renewable energy industry. It is designed to be highly flexible, allowing postgraduate students to study renewable energy and business enterprise subjects either full-time or part-time, and to study whilst remaining in full-time employment. Students on this programme will learn how to start up and develop a business in the Renewable Energy sector, with the opportunity to trade.

MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate may be achieved, and all modules are available as stand alone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules. The modules are delivered by a range of Schools within the Faculty of Science Agriculture & Engineering, together with the Careers Service and external industrial experts.

Each module is delivered by a combination of distance learning materials (available on a web-based IT system) and short intensive schools. It is possible to join this programme at several points throughout the year.

Thinking behind slides

In previous presentations, I’ve gone into too much detail, but this one was more about communicating that social media has hit the mainstream, and is an affordable and effective tool for businesses of all sizes.

So, I cut out the detail, went for more ‘high level’, business stuff and I think / hope was more successful as a result. :-)


Here we go!

Slides re social media to newcastle uni m sc renewable energy, enterprise & management class 2010

As ever, please leave any feedback in the comments. :-)

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