Realising Research Impact (8 Weeks)

June 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am – July 29, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

The Realising Research Impact Programme introduces participants to research impact and support them with developing personalised impact plans and delivering high quality engagement and enterprise activities. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • situate their research within a wider civic, social and economic context
    • evidence and articulate their research impact
    • take a strategic, inclusive and responsible approach to research impact
    • design effective engagement and enterprise activities
    • determine the value of their research and identify opportunities for adoption and take up.
    • apply concepts of intellectual property (including copyright, trademarks, designs and patents) to their research portfolio
    • adapt their research to difference audiences including the wider public, policymakers, and business.

Fast-track programmes are intensive programmes that require time and dedication and are targeted at researchers within our nine research centres. Programmes consist of a mixture of online workshops, webinars, independent learning, and group work.

SUITABLE FOR: Early and Middle Career Researcher

DURATION: 8 Weeks, 1-2 hours per week (plus 1-2 hours homework)

DELIVERY MODE: Online Workshops, Webinars, and Independent Learning


Week 1:  07th June 2021, 11:00 – 12:20 – Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Impact and the Knowledge Economy.

Week 2: 17th June 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 – Online workshop (1.0 hours) – Understanding the Value of Research and IP

Week 3: 24th June 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Stakeholder Engagement

Week 4: 01st July 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Building Networks and Communicating with Business

Week 5: 08th July 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Impact Opportunities

Week 6: 15th July 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 – Online workshop (1.0 hour) – Research Informed Policy

Week 7: 22nd July 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Evidencing and Articulating Impact

Week 8: 29th July 2021, 11:00 – 13:00 – Online Cohort Presentations (2 hours) on Impact Strategies (1.5 hours)

In addition to the eight sessions, participants will be assigned preparation/tasks in between sessions (30-60 mins) and have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 Consultations (30 mins) to further develop their Impact Strategy.


Over the duration of this course, you will produce:

  • a stakeholder map and values statement
  • an impact strategy
  • a business/stakeholder pitch

Given limited capacity and to ensure these programmes are useful and effectively meet your needs, an application based approach is taken. Applications will be require approval from your Research Centre Director or PGR Supervisor.

Applications will open on 1st March and close on 1st April.