Lifelong Learning: Courses 2022

Lifelong Learning: Courses 2022

You may have seen that I’m a tutor for Aberystwyth University’s Lifelong Learning department, and in January I’ve got two Welsh language courses launching with them:

Marchnata ar y Cyfryngau Cymdeithasol: a social media marketing course, we’ll be looking at setting social media goals, creating a strategy, and how to use each platform. Of course, there’s a fair bit more along the way but that’s the nutshell.

Find out more here.

Creu Podlediadau: creating podcasts – this was a popular course I ran in English during the autumn 2021, and it’ll be back in Welsh for January. Taking you right from the acorn of an idea, to producing your own podcast by the end of the 10 week course.

Find out more here.

Shortlisted at the Forward Ladies National Awards

Shortlisted at the Forward Ladies National Awards

I’m really delighted to have been shortlisted for the Forward Ladies National Awards (Female Entrepreneur Category) this year. I was last involved in the Forward Ladies in 2018 – which feels like an absolutely age ago – when I won the Regional Final for Young Entrepreneur for Wales, North West & Northern Ireland. It was a fantastic journey for me and 2018 a pivotal year in my career I believe.

The awards this year are a little different, thanks to Covid – there was a live judging however it wasn’t the usual full on networking day that I experienced in 2018! I’ve been following the Forward Ladies work now over the past year or so and I’ve taken so much away from their membership already.

Good luck to everyone involved in the awards ceremony at the end of November – and fantastic job to everyone for being shortlisted!

Tutoring at Aberystwyth University

Tutoring at Aberystwyth University

I’m really pleased to be tutoring at Aberystwyth University over the coming term, as part of the Lifelong Learning department. For 2021/2022, I will be teaching three courses, one alongside fellow digital marketer Lucy Kemish from LK Digital Marketing.

This year I’ll be teaching Creating Podcasts, Enterprise: You Can Do It and a Welsh language course, Marchnata ar y Cyfryngau Cymdeithasol.

All of the courses are online, and self paced (although yes, there is homework). I spent plenty of time over the summer lesson planning and pre-recording my lectures into short, digestable lessons.

I am hoping for 2022 onwards to also teach more modules with Aberystwyth University, keep your eye out for information on that.

The Lifelong Learning department at Aberystwyth also teach a range of courses within humanities, languages, art and design, science and history. Visit their website to find out more.

40 Digital Women to Watch in 2021

40 Digital Women to Watch in 2021

I had a few things on my bucket list for 2021, and I definitely wasn’t expecting anything like this! Absolutely chuffed to have been named as one of the 40 Digital Women to Watch in 2021 at the Digital Women Shortlist Awards on International Women’s Day.

I was also lucky to be shortlisted on two other awards too – Role Model of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year – absolutely astonished!

To see the whole shortlist, visit this webpage on the Digital Women website: https://digitalwomen.live/learn/digital-women-awards-2021-shortlists

I would like to wish everyone who was shortlisted the very best of luck and to those that had applied/been nominated and weren’t listed – GO FOR IT AGAIN. Honestly, please don’t feel put down, go for it again!

New Client: The Big House by the Sea

New Client: The Big House by the Sea

There’s nothing more heart warming than a new client coming to you from a recommendation. I was contacted by the Big House by the Sea via Facebook earlier this week, and we had a great chat on Zoom only yesterday. The owners of this simply stunning looking holiday home in Barmouth wanted to hand over their social media platforms for me to manage, as well as looking at other avenues of marketing we can utilise.

I’m really excited to get stuck into their Facebook and Instagram profiles, as well as adding a blog to the website, and launching a newsletter in the new year.

I’d definitely recommend you check out their website in the link above – this stunning property can sleep up to 30, and I’m just going to leave these words here: views, cinema, hot tub.

Facebook Blueprint Certified

Facebook Blueprint Certified

Wow, it’s been a very long time since I sat an exam (I think about 8 years actually!) – so it was very weird to sit an exam for Facebook, but delighted and super excited that I passed!

I sat the exam for the Facebook Blueprint: Digital Marketing Associate, which means I am now officially Facebook Blueprint Certified!

This exam and certificate covers foundational advertising concepts on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, as well as other aspects like the value of Facebook for business, establishing platform presence, advert fundamentals and reporting. The certificate lasts 24 months, to make sure anyone who does get it keeps on top of the changing trends and rules.