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October 2021

Engage 2021 Unconference and Exhibition (hosted by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement)

11 October, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Running from Thursday 11th October - Friday 12th November, the Engage Unconference is being led by the engagement community for the engagement community, with the aim of developing actionable outcomes that support meaningful change for the sector, including how engagement can lead to research impact.

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November 2021

Creating, Capturing & Communicating Research Impact (delivered by the Research Impact Academy)

2 November, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4 November, 2021 @ 9:00 am

This live and online workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of research impact and help you understand what it is, how you can plan for it, and how to easily create more opportunities to take your work to the next level. You will gain the skills and understand tools to capture meaningful information that you can use when writing about your impact in grant applications, in assessment case studies, or reporting to your funders and key stakeholders. This workshop will help you articulate your impact in a clear, logical and convincing way.

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Perspectives on measuring impact post REF (delivered by KURIE at The University of Kent as part of their Next Generation Impact series)

9 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This session will be looking at methods and effectiveness of impact indicators, not only from the REF but other formal frameworks of impact evaluation as well (i.e. Australia). Seeing that research impact now holds a central role in our research culture and environment, we want to find out more about the challenges this brings and where our panellists see opportunities. And we want to know if there is anything they would like to change about the ways in which we…

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Writing for The Conversation

10 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to consider the news potential of your expertise, how to look for story hooks and angles from the news, how to write a quality story pitch to section editors, and other advice.

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Research Impact: Exploring the Roadmap (delivered by Open Forum Events)

24 November, 2021 @ 9:25 am - 4:35 pm
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street
Manchester, M3 3BT United Kingdom

Open Forum Events and Kudos invites you to join us at our 6th National Research Impact: Exploring the Roadmap conference. We will explore how to realise the full potential of the governments commitment to turning the UK into a 'science superpower' and has outlined its strategy to do so in the new UK Research & Development Roadmap.

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December 2021

Engage Conference 2021: Shaping ideas for change (delivered by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement)

1 December, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2 December, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
£75 – £95

This year we have called on the engagement community to join us in shaping ideas for change, helping us to reframe the role of public engagement in the future of higher education and society. We will reflect on the issues we have collectively faced over the last 18 months - how the pandemic, tragedies, inequalities, movements and grass-roots activism of the last 18 months has disrupted the knowledge sectors significantly, but also opened up new opportunities to learn and re-focus the role of universities.

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Impact in Action series: Get Talking Impact – organised by Vertigo Ventures

9 December, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The second Vertigo Ventures Impact In Action series, is to be presented by Associate Professor and the Lead for Civic Engagement & Evaluation, Nicola Gratton of Staffordshire University.

Get Talking has been used to engage community researchers, many with lived experiences of the issues being investigated in a number of research projects in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. This session will outline a number of these projects and explore the collective impact of the work on individuals, communities and organisations involved.

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January 2022

HRI Research Impact Seminar Series – Becoming an impactful researcher

17 January @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom webinar

In this fourth seminar in the series, Punita Chowbey (Health & Social Care Research) will talk about her experience in becoming an impactful researcher, and what lessons she has learnt along the way.

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THE University Impact Forum: Health & Wellbeing in Asia – organised by THE University Impact Forum: Asia in partnership with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

20 January @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
THE Impact Forum logo and Amrita University logo

Join THE and  Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham online to discuss innovations in healthcare, global collaborations for improving quality healthcare, and practical approaches to universal health coverage.

As governments and the higher education sector recalibrate to prioritise long-term health objectives and progress against the SDGs, we will identify what the significant risk factors are to ensure that the optimisation of public health transcends borders and remains an international priority.

The forum will also provide exclusive insight into the metrics and methodology behind the THE Impact Rankings 2021, with a focus on SDG3.

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IOE Impact Meet-Ups Online: Working with UK Parliament Select Committees – organised by the IOE Research Development Team

27 January @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join the IOE Research Development Team from UCL for an insightful talk and Q&A with: Rosemary Hill, Committee Specialist, Commons Education Select Committee, UK Parliament Emily MacLeod, IOE Doctoral Candidate and UKRI Secondee at the Education Select Committee in 2021. Much of the work of the UK House of Commons or House of Lords takes place in committees. There is a Commons Select Committee for each government department, examining three aspects: spending, policies and administration. These departmental committees have a minimum…

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