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Writing Your Impact In-Person


3 hours

Brief Outline

To provide researchers with the necessary tools to write successful bids, impact statements, and REF impact case studies and promote their research internally and externally.

Intended Outcomes

By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to

  • Identify and clearly articulate the criteria used to assess impact by UK Research Councils, REF2021, Horizon 2020, Trusts and Foundations
  • Locate and use internal and external resources in the development of impact materials
  • Write an impact statement that is clear, efficient, effectively structured, and free from technical jargon
  • Write an impact case study for REF2021 where the impact is demonstrable, directly evidenced, and clearly linked to excellent research.

Target Audience

Academic staff who are currently preparing or planning to prepare bids or assessment submissions that require impact statements; academic and administrative staff who hold some responsibility for impact case studies in the upcoming REF; academic and administrative staff interested in better promoting their research and its community benefits.

Training Methods

  • Pathways to Impact and Horizon 2020: analyse and evaluate successful statements; co-create a statement for each framework from sample research
  • REF2021 impact case studies: evaluate successful case studies from REF2014 and begin the process of putting together new case studies for 2021
  • Writing past impact: develop strategies for viewing impact as a continuous process; collating evidence of impact; retrospective evaluation of impact and paying impact forward in either own work or that of others
  • Celebrating impact: identify avenues for research impact, dissemination and engagement outside of formal assessment frameworks; reach internal and external audiences; use teams and resources at Middlesex to maximise the reach of your research.
Monday, April 9, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Room C219, College Building
  Academic & Research Development  
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Event Organizer

Nicola Skinner

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