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’.

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