Training and Development Programme

As part of the University's Knowledge Exchange 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.




Introduction to Impact

Facilitator: Tijana Close - University Impact Officer

Thurs 18th November 2021, 13:00-14:30

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.

Demonstrating Impact in Research Grant Applications

Facilitator: Tijana Close - University Impact Officer

Thurs 21st October 2021, 13:00 - 14:30

Wed 15th December 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

Pathways to Impact have been removed from UKRI grant applications, but it is still important to be proactive in engaging with your stakeholders to maximise your research's potential for impact.

This 1.5 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, stakeholders, and impact activities, and provide tips how these might be incorporated into your application and your research as a whole.

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.