Fast track your research impact (UK)
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 regularly train across every Russell Group Universities and the majority of other research-active Universities in the UK.
This session will give you everything you need to generate and communicate real-world impacts from your research. You will learn about practical tools to time-efficiently increase the significance and reach of your impact. As part of the session you will receive a hard copy* and a PDF copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook.
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
*Available when you book half a day's worth of courses or more
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.
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.”
"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."