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Social Media Policy

Details of SCHOLAR news and service updates are provided on the public website, including the likes of new course developments, notifications about the status of SCHOLAR services and news of upcoming events etc. This information will also be re-published via popular social media platforms, providing a choice of outlets and a more open means of communication and social engagement with our user base.

This Social Media Policy page explains how we hope to make use of the additional benefits that social media platforms provide and how we will manage our presence on these platforms. Additionally, we will adhere to the guidelines and terms of service for each site.

We monitor our social media accounts regularly during core office hours (weekdays 9:30am-4:30pm) and to a lesser extent outside of that time. Unusual office closures will be announced in advance. We aim to reply to questions posted on our Facebook page, Tweets sent to @SCHOLARuk or using one of our Hashtags (e.g. #SCHOLARuk) or messages sent to SCHOLARuk on The Student Room as soon as possible, but please contact us by email or telephone if you have an urgent, important or confidential enquiry.

Facebook

‘Like’ our Facebook page for the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and experiences using SCHOLAR with us, but remember that any comments posted on our page have the potential to be seen by all Facebook users so please think before you type!
Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

Flickr

Photographs from the annual SCHOLAR conferences from recent years are available to view on our Flickr photostream. All photographs are the copyright of SCHOLAR (all rights reserved) so please get in contact with us if you would like to use any of the images in your own publications. Comments can be made under each photo.
Yahoo (owner of Flickr) Terms of Service

Slideshare

Presentations from the annual SCHOLAR conferences from recent years are available to view, download or embed from our Slideshare page. Comments can be made under each presentation. (Slideshare also provides a “Following” mechanism similar to Twitter, but we do not currently make use of this feature.)
Slideshare Community Guidelines

The Student Room

We have an account on The Student Room which we use to keep an eye on the discussion in the Scottish Qualifications Forum to which we occasionally reply with helpful information relating to any SCHOLAR-related issues and queries that are mentioned.
The Student Room Moderation Policy

Twitter

Follow our Twitter updates to keep up to date with SCHOLAR and for selected Retweets about relevant subjects. We mainly follow Twitter accounts that belong to educational practitioners and technologists, and we are particularly interested in receiving feedback from schools, pupils and teachers that use SCHOLAR. Whilst we do not follow personal Twitter accounts that belong to students, we do encourage them to follow us and we are happy to answer their questions. We will generally try to establish a dialogue when we find Tweets about SCHOLAR-related issues and queries even if they are not directed specifically towards us.
Terms of Service

YouTube

Videos from the annual SCHOLAR conferences from recent years are available to view on our YouTube channel. All videos are the copyright of SCHOLAR (all rights reserved) so please get in contact with us if you would like to use any of the content in your own publications. Comments can be made under each video.
YouTube Community Guidelines