Training and Development Programme

As part of the University's Impact, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IIKE) strategy, Research Services is providing a variety of training opportunities for academics, researchers and all Knowledge Exchange support staff. These will provide participants with the skills needed to develop and enhance the value of their collaborations with external partners, and improve and increase the University's external economic and social impact.

For more information please contact Mrs Laura Madden. Email:  Tel: 24434 




Introduction to Impact

Facilitator: Sarah Geere - Impact Consultant

17th Nov 2017 10:30 - 12:00

5th Dec 2017 12:00 - 13:30

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The word "impact" is everywhere these days. But how confident are you that you understand what it means for you, your research and your future career?

Come along to this informal session to get a clear basic understanding of "the impact agenda" and its implications for researchers and institutions. The session will consist of a presentation delivered by the University's impact specialist, followed by a Q&A session and informal chat where you can ask any questions you may have and clear up any doubts and misapprehensions.

Pathways to Impact

Facilitator: Sarah Geere - Impact Consultant

28th Nov 2017 9:30 - 12:00

26th Jan 2018 9:30 - 12:00

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A nuts-and-bolts, hands-on workshop to help you approach your pathways to impact and impact statement for an RCUK grant proposal.

This 2.5 hour workshop is aimed at researchers who are in the process of (or about to begin) drafting a grant proposal. It will guide attendees step by step through the initial stages of thinking through possible impacts and impact activities and provide tips on style and content. Attendees can expect to go away with the skeleton of their impact statement that they can then work up into a full document.

The workshop is tailored to researchers with a specific research proposal in mind, and will be of limited benefit to those looking for a more general introduction to impact. If you are not yet at this stage then you may wish to consider attending a future iteration of this workshop.

Impact from Blue Skies Research

Facilitator: Sarah Geere - Impact Consultant

3rd Nov 2017 14:00 - 15:30

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Delivering impact brings specific challenge for those engaged in theoretical or 'blue skies' research, whatever your discipline. This workshop aims to give you some tips and guidelines for how to think about impact in this context. The workshop will last one hour, and be followed by an optional half hour discussion where you can raise your own questions or concerns.