Supporting REF impact case studies
Online course


Universities across the UK are identifying research that could become sufficiently significant and far-reaching to be submitted as a future REF impact case study. To support the development of these case studies, we are offering one-to-one sessions with researchers, including detailed written feedback on impact plans, followed by verbal feedback and discussion. Benefits include:

  • Identify new pathways to impact, discuss how to prioritise different impact opportunities when time or resources are limited, and identify ways of increasing the effectiveness, efficiency or reach of impact generation activities

  • Make sure you have a credible plan for the generation of underpinning research for a future case study

  • Develop a strong monitoring and evaluation plan, ensuring relevant data is being collected early in the impact generation process, so you have sufficient data to corroborate claims in your impact case study


Mark continues to provide feedback to researchers to help them apply what they have learned in practice. Researchers may bring team members, and professional services staff and other colleagues who want to learn from the process can join as observers.


All feedback is evidence-based, drawing on research Prof Reed conducted with Bella Reichard and others analysing REF2014 impact case studies and experience across the sector reviewing REF2021 impact case study.


For large groups, Mark works with Saskia Gent from Insights for Impact.


You might want to pair your one-to-one sessions with our Evidencing Impact course.



£1500 + VAT for a half day 

including four one-to-one sessions (45-50 mins each) and hard copies of The Research Impact Handbook for each participant and your professional services team.


Read our Terms and Conditions.

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