Pathways to Impact

University of Salford Engagement Forum

Led by a team in our Research & Enterprise directorate, an institution-wide Engagement Forum was established in September 2021 to act as an advisory and consultative group at key stages of the design, development and delivery of a wide range of University engagement activities. This encompasses research, teaching, industry collaboration and enterprise, and is informed by University values around widening

ESRC Festival of Social Science 1-30 November 2021

The ESRC’s flagship celebration of economics and social science is back and bigger than ever before! This year’s Festival runs from 1 to 30 November, with a number of events themed around social science and the environment, to reflect the COP26 climate change conference which takes place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow.

Launch of the Greater Manchester Civic University Agreement

The University of Salford has joined forces with the four other higher education institutions in Greater Manchester and mayor Andy Burnham to sign up to a Greater Manchester Civic University Agreement that will generate real-world impact in terms of social, economic and environmental change in our city-region. The Agreement was signed at a meeting of

NWCDTP Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme opportunity 2022-23

The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership is made up of a partnership of seven institutions in the North West (Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, MMU, RNCM and our own University of Salford). The AHRC-funded scheme offers academics and non-HEI organisations from the private, public or third sectors the opportunity to develop a bespoke, three-year PhD

Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 4 Guidance on impact evidence collection

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

Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 3 Planning impact through bidding

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

Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 1 Public Engagement

If you are new to the idea of ‘research impact’ and want a good place to start, look at how you can connect with your publics via some form of public engagement. By disseminating your research more widely and engaging with a variety of different stakeholders you will be able to track whether your research

REF submission – March 2021 and post-REF plans

Our final submission to the REF2021 exercise is fast approaching, but what are the plans for impact post-REF? The University considers research impact not as a means to an end, but as a public good in itself and our researchers have a duty to demonstrate impact from our research. This is particularly important for research

Public Engagement and Impact

Public engagement counts as one of the principal ‘pathways’ to generating and capturing impact from your research. If you are able to disseminate your research findings to a wider audience, thus engaging different stakeholders, you will be able to clearly demonstrate and evidence whether your research is truly having a real-world impact. There are some

Making an impact in grant applications

When you have applied for research funding in the past, for example through a Research Council, you will probably have been asked to consider the impact of your research by completing an impact summary and also a more detailed pathways to impact document. This provides information on the actions that will be taken to increase