Save the dates, the Salford Festival of Research online has arrived this summer. There’s lots of events to get involved with such as ‘Café Research: Eat, live and learn. All things research!’ Hear more about the exciting research taking place across our diverse researcher community. For more information and booking, please take a look at […]


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The University of Salford will again partner with the Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to host the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science throughout November 2021. The call for applications to host events is now open! Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 30 July at 4pm. […]


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This session explores the exciting research taking place across our diverse researcher community. The morning started with a presentation from the Doctoral School outlining the range of different routes into PGR study, then moving onto the role technical staff play in progressing research and finally ending with how to engage with industry and enterprise grand […]


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As part of the University of Salford’s Festival of Research, PhD student Aisha Hussain organised a workshop discussing the socio-economic and cultural impact of Covid on the communication of research and the creation and dissemination of art. The workshop opened with a fascinating demonstration by PhD student Lucie Skyes exploring interdisciplinary approaches for dance practice […]


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They were both the results of research “gone wrong”, and may easily have ended up in the bin, had the researcher not paused to reflect on the value of their apparent mistake. Failure is often a considered a negative but looking at it differently can open unexpected routes to success. Albert Einstein said, “failure really […]


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What’s speed festivalling? It’s like ‘speed dating’ but with festivals and is a quick, regular daily tour of the Festival, looking something like this…. If you’re an early bird…..Stop by the webcast in the morning – find out what’s on that day and explore the highlights from previous days: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcngWixCh3h74cvOu-ersLQ Why not join us over […]


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Jun 14 2021

Once you have started to identify the impact that your research activities are having, it is important to capture evidence or ‘proof’ of this impact so that you can demonstrate this to your stakeholders and funders to show why your research is so important in the wider context. In order to capture impact, it needs […]


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May 21 2021

Dear colleagues, there recently has been the announcement of funding cuts affecting several programs and funders. The scale of the planned cuts will result in the termination of existing and future research projects. These follow the Chancellor’s decision to reduce overseas aid spending from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income. This was reported in […]


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If you have ever applied for external funding before, for example through a Research Council, you will no doubt have been asked to consider the impact of your research by means of completing an impact summary and pathways to impact document. This was a previously requirement in order to provide funders with detail on the […]


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Apr 19 2021

If you are looking to generate impact from your research, please ensure that you engage from the start of your research projects with the University’s Impact, Engagement and Environment Coordinator, Emma Sutton, and your School Impact Lead so that the impact can be tracked and evidenced on an ongoing basis. Key points to consider when you start a […]


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