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Twitter Policy

Department of Chemistry Twitter Policy

Follow us @ChemCambridge.

We use Twitter as one tool in our effort to communicate clearly, quickly and in an engaging manner to people interested in our work. Our tweets include: 

  • Links to news releases, blog posts, videos, publications, research and other approved, publicly available Department of Chemistry material.
  • Links to relevant information produced and published elsewhere (work of other organisations, researchers, news organisations and others). This can include videos, blog posts, and retweets (RTs) from other Twitter users.
  • Interesting facts, quotes or observations related to the world of Chemistry and research conducted by the Department of Chemistry.
  • Topical questions related to the Department of Chemistry intended to provoke discussion.

We will always aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish.  We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

Although we will do our utmost to monitor our page frequently, we are not able to monitor it 24/7 and will not be able to respond to all those that seek a response from us.


We may retweet news, links and personal observations we believe are relevant to the work we do, but that does not imply endorsement by the Department of Chemistry.

Twitter as a source of official policy

Tweets should not be considered as the authoritative source of the stance of the Department of Chemistry or the University of Cambridge on any issue.  Any official positions on issues will be communicated through more traditional channels: official publications and statements on our website, speeches, and media releases.

Our decision to retweet should not be taken as explicit endorsement of any position or argument.


Our decision to follow a particular Twitter user does not imply endorsement of any kind. We follow accounts on Twitter we believe are relevant to our work. This could include following the Twitter accounts of other HEIs (and/or their employees), government offices, and charities.   


We commit to updating and monitoring our Twitter account during regular office hours: 0900 – 1730, GMT on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

Complaints, Media Requests and Personal Issues

We encourage you to follow traditional channels to make a media request or complaint.

Tweets by Department of Chemistry staff

Some Department of Chemistry staff tweet under their own names or pseudonyms. Despite their professional affiliation with the Department of Chemistry, their tweets do not represent the views of the Department, and should be considered the product of each individual as a private citizen.

If you have questions about this policy, please contact