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The Digital Academic
Online course

Our half day courses are the most popular, but we can also provide most courses as 1 hour, 90 minute and 2 hour stand-alone courses, or connect these together into a series of sessions running over a few weeks or months. Set up a call to discuss how we can adapt this course to your needs.

Our online courses are just as interactive as any face-to-face training. They are specially designed so you get more engagement in ways that are not possible when everyone is in the same room together. Online courses are a great way to keep colleagues connected and inspired.

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.



Course Description

This course gives you a unique opportunity to reflect on your digital profile, considering ways to build visibility and credibility for your research and drive impact online. The course takes a critical look at the power and pitfalls of various online platforms and social media,enabling you to become more effective and influential online whilst minimizing risks to yourtime, reputation and mental health. As part of the session you will receive a hardcopy* and a PDF copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook.

*Available when you book half a day's worth of courses or more

Key benefits:


  • Think critically about your digital footprint

  • Discuss ways to reduce risks to your time, mental health and reputation online

  • Grow your academic reach and non-academic impact


At the end of the workshop:


  • You receive slides and links to free resources to help you embed impact in your research

  • You 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.

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

This course is based on these two chapters of The Research Impact Handbook

Click here to read chapter 1
Click here to read chapter 18

What does a typical day look like?

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Half-day workshop £1500 +VAT for 30-40 participants

Includes 30 free hard copies of The Research Impact Handbook, worth £29.99 each.

90 minute workshops £750 +VAT for 30-40 participants

Includes PDF copies of The Research Impact Handbook. You can add hard copies of the books for your participants at additional cost.


Read our Terms and Conditions.

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