Online module: Developing a positive online presence

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The University of Liverpool has developed a new online module titled ‘Developing a positive online presence’, which aims to develop our student’s ability to build their own digital footprints in safe and considered ways that will enhance their personal and professional development.


Module content:

The module has a range of learning objectives, which include:

  • Explore what a ‘digital footprint’ or ‘online presence’ is and the various ways it can affect your personal and professional life
  • Share advice from our Careers and Employability team at the University of Liverpool about how to develop a positive digital footprint in ways that can enhance one’s future employability
  • Explore a range of online scenarios that aim to help students identify potential risks and harms in digitised spaces and make considered decisions about how to act in these contexts
  • Examine ‘digital consent’ and how it should be considered in online interactions
  • Provide information on the potential consequences of engaging in online practices that constitute forms of harassment, including the legal implications of such actions
  • Explore how to deal with potential risks and harms in online spaces, including those associated with harassment, and signpost affected students to reporting systems and support services on the University campus and elsewhere
  • Examine online safety and strategies for protecting one’s personal data and privacy in digital environments

The content of this module was developed in response to a research project conducted at the University of Liverpool, which explored our students’ experiences in online spaces to better understand how they can be supported in dealing with potential risks and harms in these contexts, including those associated with harassment. This project was funded by the Office for Students


Accessing this module: 

Staff and students at the University of Liverpool can access this module via the University intranet. More information about this module, including how it can be accessed, is available here.