Writing Your Impact – 1-4pm – 13th November 2017 – Room C219, College Building.
Brief Outline – To provide researchers with the necessary tools to write successful bids and impact statements, and promote their research internally and externally.
Intended Outcomes – By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to :
· Identify and clearly articulate the criteria used to assess impact by HEFCE, UK Research Councils, Horizon 2020, Trusts and Foundations
· Locate and use internal and external resources in the development of impact materials
· Write an impact statement that is clear, efficient, effectively structured, and free from technical jargon
Target Audience – Academic staff who are currently preparing or planning to prepare bids or assessment submissions that require impact statements; academic and administrative staff interested in better promoting their research and its community benefits.
Social Media, Research and Impact – 1.30pm- 4pm – 6th December 2017 – Room C219, College Building.
Brief Outline – To introduce academic staff to the uses of social media (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr) and academic social networks (including Academia.edu and ResearchGate) in enhancing the reach and impact of their research.
Intended Outcomes – By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to -:
· Identify and target the social networks (both academic and non-academic) best suited to securing engagement and collaboration avenues for their research
· Understand and articulate the nature and function of social media, academic social networks, social bookmarking, and post-peer review, and their role in promoting engagement with research
· Understand the potential of open-access publishing integrated with a social media presence
· Evaluate their existing social media presence
· Embed social media into their teaching strategies, thereby integrating research, impact, and pedagogy
· Draw up a targeted action plan for enhancing and optimising their social media presence.
Target Audience – Academic staff who are new to social media and want to learn how to use it to promote engagement with their research, or those seeking to enhance and maximise the effectiveness of their existing social media presence. Also useful for administrative staff whose role includes the promotion of research.