Pathways to Impact

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

Public engagement – looking beyond REF

For anyone new to the idea of generating and capturing impact from their research, a good place to start is 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 is having a real-world impact. Some of the best resources

Impact Action Plan Update

Following the successful implementation of the Impact Case Study Action Plans with our identified REF impact case study leads during 2018/19, this process will be continued and expanded in the new academic year 2019/20. The aim of these Plans is to set a number of SMART objectives to guide our case study leads through the

Impact at the Festival of Research

Salford is holding its inaugural Festival of Research this year between 25th June and 20th July 2018 across the campus. The aim of the Festival is to showcase and celebrate Salford’s diverse research and its impact to a wider audience and will encourage both researchers and the general public to become involved. In the week