Communicating and disseminating your work

Build up networks in the scholarly community to find potential collaborators, get feedback on your work and to tell everyone about the research you’re doing.

Creating author profiles

Distinguish your work from the work of others and make sure it’s clear to everyone what work is yours. Use tools such as ORCID and Google Scholar to create online profiles which stay with you beyond university.

See how to create author profiles


Some social networking sites have been developed specifically for researchers. They allow you to ask questions, share your research, seek feedback and find job opportunities. ResearchGate and Academia are two such examples.

Learn about networking

Disseminating your work

You’re doing great research so make sure you tell people about it. From public engagement activities to using social media, we outline the benefits of sharing with people the work you’re doing.

Read about disseminating your work

Further support

Whether you’re a postgraduate researcher or a student on a taught course we have workshops and webinars designed to give you a head start.

Information and Digital Literacy Webinar (taught)

Doctoral Development Programme (postgraduate research)