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Teacambs – 30 May – Social media in universities and colleges

by on 8 May 2013

Teacambs this month moves towards all things further and higher education to have a look at some of the efforts of a number of organisations and societies in and around Cambridge to embrace social media.

If you would like to come along to this month’s Teacambs, please sign up on our eventbrite page here.

Cabinet Office comes to Teacambs 

This month we will also be joined (assuming no last minute briefing requests from Whitehall) by a good friend of Teacambs, Mike Todman of Cabinet Office – who is their East of England Regional Researcher. He is also based locally too. Mike will be saying a few words about why it’s important for people in both further and higher education to engage in public policy-making.

Cambridge public policy institutes

Some of you will be aware that Cambridge University has launched a Masters in Public Policy course, dovetailing with a number of interesting science policy events put on by the Centre for Science and Policy – of which a number of civil servants are policy fellows. The Ashcroft Business School at Anglia Ruskin University on East Road is also hosting a number of very interesting events too.

Challenges and opportunities

How many people outside of academic circles are aware of the growth of university public policy institutes? How can academia use social media to reach out both to the local geographical community as well as specialists from all over the world? For local authorities, how can and how would you like to engage with the growing outreach efforts coming from our educational establishments?


Puffles pictured with Dr Miranda Gomperts, Director of Programme Development
Cambridge Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary, and Dr David Cleevely of the the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge


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