Members’ News

Brand new W100 Social Media Rankings now available

Posted on Oct 2, 2019

The brand new W100 Social Media Rankings are now available, providing a much more comprehensive view across a range of platforms than the previous Twitter Engagement Rank. The new ranking covers the period July to September 2019 and measures engagement with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube amongst the social media followers of nearly 500 leading universities. The ranking is available on the W100 website; and members can contact research@theworld100.com to find out about access to the full detailed data and...

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A Reputation for Relevance – highlights from the Manchester conference

Posted on Oct 2, 2019

Universities around the world are finding innovative ways of engaging with local communities, with a wide range of examples shared at the recent World 100 Reputation Network conference hosted by the University of Manchester. However, the conference – under the theme A Reputation for Relevance – also heard that universities must be fully committed to these efforts within the context of increasing challenges to their role from wider society. Nearly 100 leaders in reputation management at leading global universities in 12 countries gathered in Manchester for 3 days of intensive...

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W100 Annual Conference taking shape

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

Bookings are open for the W100 Annual Conference hosted by the University of Manchester, 9-11th September. The conference, themed around A Reputation for Relevance – How Universities Are Engaging with Society, will feature international speakers from universities and other organisations exploring the ways in which institutions are working with their communities. Sessions will include national campaigns on the impact of universities, civic relationships, how best to structure communications operations to deliver effective engagement, using sport as an engagement tool and the impact of...

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Places still available for W100 Training to enhance Engagement and Brand Position

Posted on Mar 1, 2019

This year’s World 100 Reputation Academy will see international directors from the likes of The University of Manchester, University of Toronto and many more delivering training and guidance to strengthen and enhance your university’s reputation. The five-day intensive course, held in the historic city of Cambridge on 20 – 24 May 2019, will support your development into an effective future director for communications, marketing and international departments of the world’s top universities. Improve your university’s strategic planning of reputation through training...

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CONNECTIONS: Research on international partnerships kicks off soon

Posted on Mar 1, 2019

The W100 Reputation Network Annual Research project will launch shortly, with surveys about the role reputation plays in international partnerships going out to leaders in Communications, Marketing and International at members and other global institutions in the next few weeks. The research aims to analyse how universities are using reputation to determine which organisations to partner with internationally; and how impactful partnerships with global universities and other institutions can be used to drive international reputation. All W100 members will be receiving surveys for both...

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McMaster scoops global teaching award

Posted on Sep 6, 2018

McMaster University has gained worldwide recognition, as the winner of this year’s Global Teaching Excellence Award. The Canadian institution, a long-standing W100 member, was awarded the prize, run by UK sector agency Advance HE in partnership with Times Higher Education, in recognition of its university-wide commitment to high-quality teaching. The judges praised McMaster for “the strength of its vision and plan for achieving teaching excellence and the provision of evidence that it is embedded institution-wide”. McMaster, home to W100 Chair Andrea Farqhuar, has recently been through a...

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