Category Archives: Campaign

Amber Miro Submission 2015

The Digital Footprint team put forward a submission for the Amber Miro Memorial Award 2015. You can view our submission below – ‘The University of Edinburgh: Managing your digital footprint campaign’

Further information about the Amber Miro Memorial Award and the submissions for 2015


European Conference on Social Media 2015

Today and tomofootrrow, Nicola Osborne (EDINA) will be live blogging from the European Conference on Social Media (#ECSM2015), in Porto, Portugal.

Nicola will be presenting on the ‘managing your digital footprintm campaign and research work. You can follow her live blog

The digital footprint prezi can be found here: The full paper, coauthored (as was the presentation) by Nicola Osborne and Louise Connelly, will shortly be available to read here:

Your input counts – Digital Footprint survey

Complete the Digital Footprint Survey – University of Edinburghwordle

This survey is open to all undergraduates, postgraduates, online students and PhD researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey on ‘managing your digital footprint’. This is the second digital footprint survey and we would appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey, even if you completed an earlier survey in semester 1. In doing so, this will help us to understand how you are using the internet, specifically social media, and how you approach the management of your digital footprint (online presence).

At the end of the survey you have the option of entering into the prize draw in order to win one of three £10 book tokens.

Closing date: 19 June 2015

Survey link:

Top Tips – Creating an effective online presence

Creating an effective online presence isn’t always easy, so where should you start?socialmedia

  • Consider who your audience/readers are
  • Consider multiple platforms/social media, if appropriate
  • Create an about me/profile page
  • Select a suitable/eye catching image/logo/photo
  • Connect/friend/follow others to widen your network
  • Respond to tweets/comments/posts in a timely manner
  • Include images, hashtags, useful information
  • Evaluate your online presence and modify/update where needed
  • Consider your digital footprint – manage your privacy settings, and don’t say/post/share anything you will regret!


What’s on in February?

safer internet day logoThis month, we will be focusing on privacy online and highlighting how to keep safe and manage your digital footprint effectively.

Key Date: 10 Feb 2015 is ‘Safer Internet Day’.


  • Listen to the podcast on managing your digital footprint and privacy (Nicola Osborne – EDINA)
  • Look at the new resources page on the blog for more information and hints and tips

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  • During Innovative Learning Week (16-20 Feb), there will be a digital footprint competition taking place. Answer five questions (1 per day) and you could win a £10 book token. Details will be published soon.


  • ILW – Ecology & Climate Change – 19 Feb (2-3pm).
  • Vets Wellbeing Week – Digital Footprint sessions – 26 Feb (all day)

Follow us

For more information visit or find us on
Twitter: @UoEDigitalFoot #UoEDF

Digital Footprint in Divinity

new collegeThank you to all the students and staff who put their spots on the posters, stopped and talked us (Digital Footprint and Careers Services) and discussed what social media they used.  Below is a quick insight into what’s being used by some of the students at the School of Divinity.

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Digital Footprint in Divinity – 3 Feb


new collegeManaging your digital footprint pop-up session @ Divinity

Join the Careers Service & the Digital Footprint team at a drop-in session on 3 Feb (11-2pm) in Rainy Hall, School of Divinity.

Find out about managing your online presence (digital footprint); how social media can be used for research & impact; networking; job opportunities; and more.

There will be information, demos, activities and freebies!

All students and staff welcome.

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