When you post an event, you can link a lot of information, pictures
and documents. This is really useful if you are organising a
reading group: just click ‘Add a Document’ to upload the reading
material as a link. Use this function for any kind of event,
including CFPs, lectures, informal and formal discussions. Remember
to state who the event is for, a point of contact, and as much
venue info as you can. Including keywords like ‘Shakespeare’ or
‘cultural history’ in Event Type will make your event come up under
searches more easily.
Using the Group function on the network is great if you want to
continue discussions between meetings, have a place to upload
materials (via Events) and message all members without using email.
The Group function is also a good way of finding other people who
may like to attend.
The forums can include anything you may wish to discuss, be it
specifically related to your research, broader areas of skills and
training, the job market – or anything else. Because this is an
open network, users do not need to be members to read the forums,
and the content of the network as a whole. As with any message
board, please ensure your posts are respectful.
The success of Dandelion lies in your involvement. If you invite
contacts, colleagues, friends at other institutions, the network
will soon offer you a really useful tool. Use the Invite
link. You might also want to distribute a poster via email, or put
one in your department’s graduate centre.
here to download the Dandelion A4 poster as a PDF