A UK-wide competition is seeking the most social media-savvy people working in further education.

The FE Social Media Superstars 2018, run by Jisc, is looking for anyone from marketing staff to college principals who are making a positive difference to the sector using social media.

Applicants will be judged on how they use social media to address specific needs and challenges, the impact their social media prowess has had on their institution or the wider community, and how they have used social media in an innovative way.

Ten winners will be named, and each will win a visit for their college or institution from Jisc’s Digi Lab, featuring a robot, a brain reader, and augmented reality software.

Previous winners include Bedford College CEO Ian Pryce, for upbeat tweets which draw national media attention, and Hull College Group’s Amanda Reeve, a theatrical make-up tutor who uses Instagram to show off her students’ work and secure them work placements.

Entries should be submitted before midnight on March 29. To apply, click here.

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