Training for PhD students (UK)
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.
This session will give you everything you need to generate real-world impacts from your PhD. You will leave with practical tools you can use immediately in your research, whatever your discipline and career stage. 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 PDF copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook, with your own hard copy* to follow.
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
Build visibility and credibility for your research online. Understand the power and the pitfalls of using social media professionally, and find out how to become influential and drive research impacts online without risking your time or reputation
*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."
"Useful resources provided, and the follow-up emails are a great idea to ensure training is put into practice."
"It's been really useful to structure my thinking about impact and plan for impact."
"Fantastic handbook. Great, enthusiastic trainer. Thank you very much."
“I love the book and the fact that it was run by a researcher"
“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”
“Great course, just as useful as the book. Thanks! Highly recommend.”
"Wonderfully insightful, useful and energising."
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.
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