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Impact and engagement skills training for early career researchers

This half-day workshop is aimed at early career researchers looking to develop a better understanding of impact

  • 20 Nov 2018, 1.15pm to 20 Nov 2018, 4.45pm GMT
  • Room to be confirmed, University of Bath
  • This event is free

About the workshop

This half-day workshop is aimed at early career researchers, across any discipline, looking to:

  • develop a better understanding of ‘impact’ (i.e. beyond academia) in the context of the current funding environment and their own research
  • explore ways to embed stakeholder engagement and impact in their research process
  • gain practical tips on how to begin engaging effectively with non-academic audiences

The session will cover:

  • understanding research impact
  • identifying potential impact of your own research
  • planning for impact
  • writing effective research briefings
  • practical tips for successful external engagement

Learning outcomes

Through this workshop, participants will:

  • demonstrate a strong understanding of what impact means in the context of their research and the wider funding environment
  • be able to define their research impact objectives and begin identifying their key external stakeholders
  • have the skills to begin drafting their own stakeholder engagement plan to achieve impact
  • have identified a set of external engagement ‘actions’ relating to their own research that they can implement following the workshop

Booking a place

If you book a place you are required to attend the whole of the session. If you are unable to commit to this, please cancel your place in plenty of time and let another student attend. Please arrive promptly to the session and remember to sign the attendance sheet.

Speaker profiles

Chris O'Brien
Independent research communications and impact consultant

Who should attend

Doctoral students

Booking details

Register for this event


Room to be confirmed University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.