Monthly impact 
reading group

Join others interested in impact for a discussion at 13.00 on the last Friday of the month. Each month you'll get a new reading and a different author will summarise their work before diving into discussion. Places are limited to 100 and there will be no recording as we want to create a safe space for in-depth discussion. 

Friday 29th January: Impact from critical research

Hear a short overview of Dr Ruth Machen’s new blog based on her recent paper proposing five ways critical research can generate impact, based on her analysis of REF2014 case studies that challenged existing policies and structures in an attempt to empower marginalised groups. Although there is evidence that research that challenges the political status quo is less likely to generate impact, Dr Machen’s analysis shows that while the pathways may be more complex and lengthy, critical research can achieve social change. Read her blog or paper in advance and join the discussion with the author. Friday 29th January, 1-2 pm GMT.

Friday 26th February: Communicating policy ideas in multiple media

Engage with a short overview of key points from Justin Gest's new book, Mass Appeal: Communicating Policy Ideas in Multiple Media, and exchange ideas with the author and other participants about how you can use the tips in his book to transform your own communication with policy makers and the media. Those who register will receive an exclusive 30% discount on the book. Register now to get your discount code. Friday 26th February, 4-5 pm GMT. 

30th April: Impact culture

Hear a short overview of the key take home messages from Professor Mark Reed’s new book, Impact Culture. Read or listen to the book, or read these free excerpts and come ready to discuss what it means for your own work and institution. Friday 30th April, 1-2 pm GMT.

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