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    SPIRAL - The Importance of Impact in Research Careers
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This workshop is about understanding the impact agenda and what this means for researchers.

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: For academics / researchers who need to develop their understanding of the impact agenda

This workshop will introduce attendees to the 'impact agenda', and will provide an overview of how to build impact into your research, specifically in the conext of RCUK grant applications.  The session will also provide participants with an understanding of how to report and promote your impact to further your research and your research career.


  • Understand the impact agenda: What is meant by impact and why it's important.
  • Planning for impact: Understand the importance of impact in grant applications, best practice in writing RCUK Pathways to Impact and achieving impacts post research grant.
  • Reporting and Promoting Impact: Understanding of the impact assessment in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), how to write impact case studies and promoting your research and impact to non-specialist audiences.

Delivered By: Jo Pitt


We want our events to run at full capacity to ensure value for money and to get the most from group interactions and discussions. Cancelling attendance at a course should only be done as a last resort (some of our events are delivered by consultants and we would incur a high fee if we need to cancel events based on low numbers). Demand is high for our events with many having a waiting list and when a booking is made, others are turned away on the strength of that booking. If you have to cancel an event we would appreciate as much notice as possible (at least 48 hours), and this can be done via the "go to my bookings" link on the right.

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