Research impact is now a central and vital part of academic life. For many researchers and university staff, however, creating and recording the change made though research is a daunting and illusive challenge. With the interests and demands of the REF, funders, university leaders and academics themselves all in play, it’s easy to see why many people are still not sure how to approach impact in university research.
This 1-day masterclass from our in-house impact expert equips university managers, researchers and support staff with an accessible and useful approach to research impact.
Using real-life case studies, practical tools and empirical evidence, it provides a comprehensive guide to planning, creating and capturing the difference we make through research. The course content is always tailored to the mix of learners in the room and can cover the following topics:• Understanding Impact • Planning and Creating Impact • Capturing Impact
Tom leads the Centre’s work on research impact, supporting our team of 90+ on their research impact work. He is a social policy and evaluation specialist who has transferred his experience in evaluating the work of charities and governments to the world of research impact, adapting a range of tools and techniques for understanding and demonstrating social change.
He is the architect of the Centre’s licensed Research Impact Tracking System ©, and is commissioned as a consultant by other institutions to support their impact activity.
Who should attend?
University managers and leaders: Anyone working on the strategic or organisational side of research impact, including impact managers and university leaders with responsibility for aspects of the REF.
Professional services and support staff: Anyone tasked with supporting or encouraging academics with the impact of their research, whether this is around general research themes, specific projects or potential REF case studies.
Academic researchers: Any post-doctoral scholar, looking to have impact through their research and wanting to enhance their knowledge around impact for proposal writing, research planning or preparing for REF case studies.
Tuesday 20 June 2017, 9.30am – 5pm, Coventry£165 per person, including lunch.
Special offer: Buy one place and get a second place for half price for use on this course or any other CTPSR 1 day professional development course. (Offer available for individuals or colleagues from the same organisation.)
You can find out more information or book your place by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org