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Fast track your research impact (Europe)
Online course

Since it was introduced in 2013, this course has become the most widely used resource to train researchers in impact around the world, having been used by over 200 institutions in 55 countries to date. We have trained researchers across Europe and Prof Reed has played a leadership role in many EU research projects that have successfully generated impact.



Course Description

This session will give you everything you need to generate and communicate real-world impacts from your research. Learn about practical tools to time-efficiently increase the significance and reach of your impact. Learn how to increase your success rates and integrate impact into your next research proposal from a highly successful bid writer who has co-chaired and served on multiple funding panels. The training is based on the latest research evidence and takes a unique relational approach to deliver wide-reaching and lasting impacts. As part of the session you will receive a hard copy and a PDF copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook

Key benefits:


  • Learn about evidence-based principles for delivering research impact when you don’t have much time

  • Discover easy and quick-to-use templates you can use immediately to:

    • Prioritise stakeholders and publics to engage with first

    • Create a powerful impact plan that will guarantee your research makes a difference without wasting your time

  • Discuss insider tips and tricks, and get bid writing tools to help you co-produce your next proposal with the people most likely to benefit from your research.

  • Find out how to integrate impact into a Horizon Europe proposal (including an exercise to compare how impact was integrated into two contrasting example proposals, only one of which was funded)

At the end of the workshop you:


  • Receive slides, and links to free resources to help you embed impact in your research

  • Have the option to make a commitment to an action based on the course and receive a follow-up email from Prof Reed to check in and help as necessary after a month.

  • Are invited to an optional free follow-up programme over five weeks, so you can apply what you have learned. You can work through these steps yourself from the handbook, but by signing up to take these steps online, you get access to extra material. Each step consists of a 6 minute video with accompanying text and tasks.


Prof Reed continues to answer all questions from participants via email after the course, guaranteeing a response to all questions within one week.

What does a typical day look like?

Watch a short version of this training (27 mins)

Watch the full 2 hour introductory session

What are people saying about this course?

"[Doing the course online was] really useful and engaging.”


“Inspirational day”


"I learned a lot about good ways of doing online delivery and the functionality that Zoom has!"

"The idea of planning for impact is particularly informative and gave me an insight into how I will engage with stakeholders." 


"I've learned how to be strategic [about impact] and ask myself hard questions." 


"Managing my project in this way, identifying possible stakeholders and thinking of risks has never crossed my mind." 


"It's been really useful to structure my thinking about impact and plan for impact."


"I will be much more specific and measurable in impact parts of future grant applications"


“Sharing stories of success as well as failure was very inspiring.”


“The group discussion around what impact is, and the templates were very useful.”


“The best workshop I’ve been on this year”


"Wonderfully insightful, useful and energising."

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Half-day workshop £1600 +VAT

2 hour version £900 +VAT 

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