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To celebrate our last Follow Friday (#FF) of the 2011, The Lecture Room team have put together a “who’s who” list of followers to maximise your investment in Twitter.

Our “who to follow” list includes academic sources, student social guides, job and career prospects and a few not so obvious sources of entertainment and knowledge – some may even impress the great Stephen Fry.

For the newbies, our list will serve as a “starter kit” for Twitter.

Twitter is a great place to grab some valuable and FREE advice and tips, on a range of topics. To help get you started – and partly to convince those that remain monogamously attached to Facebook, The Lecture Room have put together a list of worthy “follows”.

 

Who to follow – Who to follow – Who to follow

@Euromonitor – Not sure how many students are actually aware of the usefulness of Euromonitor’s industry news tweets. Great for building case studies and for filling your assignments with quality stats.

 

Your university – Universities in general are a great follow – providing they’ve got someone good managing their account. Campus closures, exam result release dates, research papers ALL ON TWITTER 🙂

A list of UK universities on Twitter, courtesy of  Lizzie Fane (@thirdyearabroad)

 

@timeshighered – news and current affairs impacting higher education.

 

@THEworldunirank – Provides insight into the state of higher education, on a global scale.

“Research” is always a great way to explain away questionable browser pages. Unlike Facebook, Twitter offers more than enough blagging material if “research” is your go-to when facing down a tutor, manager, or overzealous study-group leader.

 

@vouchercloud – Discounts and deals alerts. Not specific to students but they tweet regularly enough for you to come across something that might be of use.

@studentbeans – great for student-relevant deals and competitions.

 

@thirdyearabroad – VERY useful if you’re studying/working abroad or considering it.

 

@vinspired – Volunteer opportunities and social experiences.

 The 140 character limit makes everything a lot tidier and less busy – also means that people tend to be a bit more fussy about what they post. Granted, not everything is literary gold but I can guarantee it’ll be easier to explain-away than a cat that looks like Hitler … This said, if you’re not on Twitter, you should be – we are! 🙂

@GuardianCareers – Early heads-up on some valuable industry Q&As.

 

@enternships – Find entrepreneurial internships and work placements in start-ups and small businesses.

 

@InspiringIntern – Work experience and paid internships.

 

@Targetjobs_jobs and @targetjobsUK – Job alerts, work experience opportunities and  industry advice and Q&As.

 

@studentcooking – Extremely useful for those of you who get confused by too many buttons on a microwave. Their website also has recipes and video guides.

 

@milkround_jobs – Jobs

 

If you feel you, or anyone that you follow,  should have made the list let us know – leave comments below. Thanks.

 

*This list appears in no particular order