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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Business Fundamentals: Effective Networking

Course starts on: 13 May 2019

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Throughout our career it will be necessary to  successfully network.  Networking is a fundamental skill, which will help you take control of your career. This online course introduces the principles of networking, to help develop your personal brand in the world of work.

You will craft and get feedback on an elevator pitch about your role and talents. You will learn how to analyse the value of your connections, whether you are seeking a new job or to be more effective in your current role.

You will cover barriers to networking and how to overcome them, interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving feedback, listening and using appropriate body language and fundamentals of brand equity as applied to individuals.

At the end of the course you will be able to develop the potential of your personal brand, apply principles of effective networking and identify, select and use online tools to enhance your digital presence. 


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Community Journalism: Digital and Social Media

Course starts on: Date to be announced

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Community journalism is a growing area of interest for professional journalists, academics and the wider public. The decline of local newspapers and radio stations, coupled with the low cost of publishing online, means there are more community journalism and hyperlocal websites being launched every day. 

Whether you want to launch and support your own site  or simply study this new media sector, this free online course will give you both useful insights and practical skills.

Community journalism is an area that combines elements of traditional journalism with the new opportunities brought about by digital and social media, so we’ll look at:

  • Setting up a community website
  • Exploring different forms of community - local, professional or personal
  • Identifying and building an audience
  • Creating content and establishing a workflow to sustain the site
  • Using WordPress, Twitter and Facebook
  • Managing an online community
  • Abiding by media law and ethics
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Statement of Participation and Certificates
Register to participate in our range of courses; on completion you will have the option to purchase a Statement of Participation or Certificate, dependant on the course.  To find out more about your options please see the FAQ's on the Futurelearn website.

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