Archive for September 25, 2019

‘Value of Research’ Events in 2019/20

As part of this year’s training offering for our research colleagues, we are in the process of organising ‘Value of Research’ events, also known as ‘impact away days’ for each of the four Schools.

The aim of these events is to bring impact to a wider audience, beyond our REF case study leads, in order to provide useful information on how to make research more accessible, applicable and measurable in the outside world beyond academia.

The focus of the event will be on the following key areas:

  • Introduction to School Impact Coordinator
  • Workshop with Chris Simms (Royal Literary Fund) around identifying impact
  • Break-out session to develop ‘impact action plans’
  • Presentations from Research Impact Fund (RIF) recipients
  • Presentations from REF impact case study leads
  • Presentation from the ICZ team
  • Presentation from the Library team

The break-out session around impact action plans could include the following activities:

  • Completion of a stakeholder analysis to identify the main beneficiaries of any research activities so that they can be included and feed into each stage of the process
  • Identification of training needs around impact
  • Assessment of resources needed to encourage impact activity
  • Pinpointing of ‘pathways to impact‘, such as public engagement activities, that will help to generate future impact
  • Identification of other colleagues who could help contribute to an impact narrative

The events are scheduled to take place on the following dates:

Tuesday, 8th October 2019 (12.30pm – 4.00pm)  HEALTH AND SOCIETY

Wednesday, 27th November 2019 (12.30pm – 4.00pm)  ARTS AND MEDIA

Wednesday, 5th February 2020 (9.30am – 1.00pm) SALFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Thursday, 12th March 2020 (9.30am – 1.00pm) SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENT

Information will be sent out to Schools nearer the scheduled time of the event.

To find out more in the meantime, please contact:

Emma Sutton, Impact, Engagement & Environment Coordinator at research-impact@salford.ac.uk

Or speak to your School Impact Coordinator:

CSE – Prof Apostolos Antonacopoulos

ELS – Prof Mike Wood / Prof Andy Miah

H&S – Prof Neal Hazel

SAM – Dr Pal Vik

SBS – Prof Phil Scarf

SOBE – Prof Peter Walker

Why not take this opportunity to check out the impact resources available on our intranet site:  https://www.salford.ac.uk/ref