The Festival of Research is month-long programme that showcases the research being carried out across the University of Salford and brings together academics, students, industry and the public. The Festival launches this year on 17th June and continues for a month with each week focusing on a different theme or audience:
Week 1: Researcher Training & Development Week
A week dedicated to training, workshops and development opportunities.
Week 2: The University of Salford Research Beacon Conference
Each day this week is dedicated to a different Research Beacon theme (Industry 4.0, Global Health & Ageing, Energy & Housing, Sustainability & Environmental Quality, Resilience & Leadership) and will attract specialist internal and external audiences.
Week 3: Postgraduate Researcher Week
Salford hosts both the International UK Council for Graduate Education Conference (UKCGE) and the Salford Postgraduate Annual Researcher Conference (SPARC).
Week 4: Salford’s Community Fair
The final week focuses on engaging the public and local communities on and off the campus through widening participation events, such as Research in the Park, The Living Library and School Open Days.
Weeks 2 and 4 in particular offer our researchers a fantastic opportunity to showcase their research and its wider impact.
Targeted Impact Events
As part of the Festival we will be running a number of specifically impact-related events to help inspire our researchers to think more closely about the impact of their research and how they can best improve its significance and reach in the future.
Wednesday, 19 June 2019: Developing Your Narrative Sessions with Chris Simms, Royal Literary Fund
Chris is holding individual 40-minute mentoring sessions for researchers looking to develop their narrative and storywriting skills, whether it be for the purpose of formulating impact case studies, writing funding bids, making applications for research festivals or similar. All enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 3 July 2019: Fast Track Impact REF impact case study workshop with Prof Mark Reed
Mark will focus specifically on the REF and invites our current impact case study leads to discuss their own case studies, while learning what makes a good impact case study, how to improve writing around impact, as well as evidence collection tips. To book: https://myadvantage.salford.ac.uk/students/events/Detail/682548/mark-reed-fast-track-impact-wo
Further information on the activities taking place during the month-long Festival of Research can be found at: https://www.salford.ac.uk/researchfest
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