Courses and resources

Researcher Development : Research Impact - what is it and why is it important



Education and Research


Education and Research

About this course:

The impact of research is of increasing importance within higher education; funding councils ask for Pathways to Impact plans in grant applications, and impact is one of the three elements that the Research Excellence Framework focuses on to assess higher education institutions.

This course aims can help early career researchers identify, understand and accentuate the impact of their research.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Understand the meaning of Impact.

- Appreciate the value of research Impact.

- Understand the methods for increasing the likelihood of research which leads to impact.

- Identify potential beneficiaries and end users of your research.

- Understand impact in the context of HEFCE and RCUK.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for Research Staff.


This session is delivered by staff from the Research Services team.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"This course provided a good clarification of what constitutes impact, with good clear examples"- Research Staff in Psychology.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

11/06/2018 Streatham: Old Library Training Room 4 (Professional Development Suite) 10:00 11:30 Free Claire Packman 28

Book your place

Add your name to the waiting list
Please ensure you have permission from your line manager to attend.