Pathways to Impact

It’s nearly here! ESRC Festival of Social Science – 22 October-13 November 2022

We are excited to be partnering once again with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to host the ESRC Festival of Social Science from 22 October to 13 November 2022. The main theme for this year’s Festival is ‘My Local Area’ and will be a celebration […]

Celebrating the Success of the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry Project 

The £6m Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry (GMCF) initiative reached its three-year and 9 months milestone at the end of June 2022, when project delivery was completed. The GMCF was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and was launched in 2018. The University of Salford (UoS) worked alongside three other institutions in the region […]

New Scientist Live Event – 12-14 March 2022

Are you curious about life, the universe and everything? Then this year’s New Scientist Live event should be right up your street! In 2022 New Scientist Live is going hybrid, featuring an in-person exhibition space at Manchester Central, but also enabling those unable to attend in person to enjoy the event from the comfort of […]

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 […]