Robyn Bateman

Deputy Head of Social Media Engagement, The Open University

A former regional newspaper editor, Robyn has worked in The Open University’s communications department for a decade, tackling everything from multiplatform and multimedia content creation and social media campaigns to visual storytelling, creative problem-solving and editorial best practice. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the OU’s corporate social media accounts, and editor of the university’s news site, OU News, she’s passionate about the power of the mobile phone – to consume and create content. Last year, Robyn published mobyclick.co.uk, an online resource for mobile journalists, and in Spring 2017 will publish an eBook entitled InstHEgram, A ‘Uni’-versal guide to using Instagram in Higher Education’.

My Sessions

Workshop 3: Content for mobile consumption and mobile for content creation


With a smartphone in your hand you can be a storyteller, designer, technologist and publisher all at once. Does this make storytelling easier? And how does it fit with Higher Education? Join The Open University’s social media team for a practical session on creating content for mobile consumption and using your mobile phone to create, […]